Companionship

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  • We understand how vitally important it is to introduce carers who are suitable for each client’s needs.
  • We listen carefully to what our clients say to find out exactly what is required and to balance responsibilities between the carer and the client.
  • We Visit, if at all possible, before we introduce your first carer.
  • Our carers fulfil all the legal requirements and are carefully interviewed and referenced. They understand the importance of respect and privacy, modesty, dignity, choice, independence and self-determination.
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Costs

We are aware that when you are looking at care options, the cost of care will have an impact on your final decision.  Live-in care is similar in price to many residential or nursing homes and it can also provide better value for money than many hourly care services.

Red Sails works as an introductory agency.  We introduce suitable, full-time care assistants who live-in with you, working for you, carrying out your instructions.

Your carer will be registered as self-employed and will expect to be paid directly at the end of her assignment by you, or a third party such as a power of attorney, accountant, solicitor or family member.

Before we introduce a carer to you it’s important to think carefully about what tasks you need to be carried out. The description of these tasks will form the basis of the agreement between you and the carers we introduce to you. The cost will vary depending on the level of care needed.  It is generally comprises the care assistant’s fee, their travel expenses and our own fee for setting up, managing and maintaining the introductory process.  In total, it ranges from £600.00 to £700.00 a week.

There is a one off registration fee of £120 and we make no charge for visiting you to assess your needs and wishes.

Our agency fee is fixed for the first year and reviewed annually thereafter.

Costs are discussed in detail in our literature which can be posted or emailed to you.

 

... at a glance.

  • Live in care compares favourably with care home costs.
  • Full time care can be more cost effective than hourly care services.
  • Costs vary depending on the level of care you need.
  • We don't charge for our visits to your home.
  • There are benefits and allowances available in some cases. Do you qualify? Maybe we can assist in finding out?
  • Detailed costs are available on request.