In Home Care, & Assisted Living Support
With 9 out of 10 Irish Seniors wanting to age in the family home , in-home care supports have become a popular and important service for many of Ireland’s senior citizens who want to age in place . In-home care provides:
- Personal care caregivers and home health aides that offer supportive care in the comfort of your own home.
- Comprehensive assistance with activities of daily living.
- Companionship, meal preparation, transportation and household support.
- Personalised in-home care plans that you can design.
- Flexible service hours that match your care needs and your budget.
- Respite for family caregivers.
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The Benefits of Hiring In-Home Care
Professional caregivers can provide a much-needed source of support for those wishing to age in the home . Adding home care support is an important source of support for the family while allowing an ageing loved one to remain in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible. Care givers can provide companionship, transportation, and hands-on assistance with a senior’s every-day tasks, affording family members peace of mind with the knowledge that their elder’s care needs are met.
In-Home Care Costs
The cost of in-home care varies by type of care and where you are located. Start by completing a care assessment to determine the number of hours of care you will need per week. Most home care agencies typically charge by the hour with a minimum hourly commitment. According to a recent report , the national average for home care provided by a personal care aide, companion caregiver or home health aide is between €20 and €30 per hour.
FAQ - Home care and ageing in place
Anyone who needs assistance to function independently at home can consider in home care . You can get as little as an hour of help or as much as 24 hours a day, depending on your specific needs.
It can lead to a more confidence for you and you family and can help people stay in home they love in old age
A home carer supports independence by assisting the client with their personal care, light domestic duties, shopping, meals, and companionship. A range of specialised carer’s are also available who are experienced across a range of areas such as mobility, dementia or palliative.
We encourage you to talk to several providers to get a choice around the services and costs available in your area . You can arrange this HERE.
In all organistaions of this type, all carers are Garda vetted and must have an up-to-date People Handling Certificate. We encourage, where possible, that you select carers who have attained at least QQI Level 5 training.
We are also advise that you or a family member try and meet the proposed carer if possible.
In home care can be arranged very quickly. Most organizations that we work with are able to arrange a consultation and assessment within 24 to 48 hours can arrange to have carers in place within 5-7 days depending on the requirements and demand.
We advise where at all possible that you take the time to consider your choice of carer and meet as many as you can before making your choice.
Most companies in this sector charge based on times (hours, day or nights) meaning you only pay for the hours you use/need .Price can also be impacted by any specialist services or supports you may need .
The annual limit for tax relief is 75,000 euros, per each incapacitated person, per annum. This Tax relief is applied pro-rata to the amounts paid by each individual, if more than one person pays for care.
The person or persons to whom the invoice is addressed and who pay the care bill can claim tax relief up to their highest tax bracket.
Example: Mr. Jones pays €500 per week for his private in-home Care. Mr. Jones currently pays tax at 41%. Mr. Jones saves €205 in Tax.