How much does PatchCare® cost?
PatchCare® is paid in a weekly ‘block’ payment so that you always know what your payment will be. Some have described PatchCare as belonging to a club. As a member the more you engage, the more you will achieve from the ‘patch’.
We will always operate PatchCare® by private contractual agreement with you. We encourage clients with Local Authority funding to receive this via a Direct Payment or Individual Budget. This provides you with more choice and control over how you spend your funding. This enables you to enter into a private agreement with us.
Financing PatchCare® varies depending on the office involved. For further information and to receive a personalised quote, please get in touch with the team at your local office by filling out the form below
In a few circumstances PatchCare® can be funded. It’s a good idea to talk to your local council or Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
to see if you might be entitled to financial support with PatchCare®.
Arranging a carer's assessment
A carer’s assessment is designed to see what might help make your life easier. It’s a chance to discuss your needs with your local council so they can decide how best to support you. If they feel you need support they’ll work with you to put together a care plan, which might include using respite services. Your loved one should also have a needs assessment, which is organised through their local council so extra support can be arranged if appropriate.
If you or your loved one are found to need support, your local council will carry out a financial assessment to discover what you can afford to pay. If you are eligible for financial support to pay for PatchCare®, your local council can arrange these services for you or you can choose to receive direct payments and arrange PatchCare® privately.
You may qualify for funding and it's possible that you or your family member may not need to pay anything at all.
Caremark can accept direct payments for PatchCare®. Please contact your local office
here for further information about how this works.
Funding from charities and funds
There are a few grants, funds and charities that may be able to help with funding to pay for PatchCare®. Click here to find out more.
Age UK have put together a helpful guide to paying for home care, which can be viewed by clicking here