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Affordable
Live-in Homecare

The Costs Involved

Whatever your needs and budget, we have the right carer for you:

Note: You can claim up to 40% tax relief on the following costs if your relative is incapacitated (i.e. they are incapable of caring for themselves).

 

Option 1: ALH Standard Carer (a capable and competent carer willing to do all general duties including personal care)

350 euro per week for 35 hours work (10 euro per hour).

Overtime rate to be paid to the carer for working over 35 hours per week: 10 euro gross per hour

Remember that there is no on-call charge with our carers. Therefore you only pay the carer extra for the extra work they do. For example, if your relative sleeps through the night and doesn’t require night care, then the presence of the carer in your relative’s home at night doesn’t cost you anything extra. If the carer does have to get up during the night, you only pay the carer for such occasions. This is a huge financial saving for you as well as giving great comfort and ressurance to your elderly relative and your family.

 

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Option 2: ALH Carer Plus (a more experienced carer than a standard carer)

406 euro per week for 35 hours work (11.51 euro per hour).

Overtime rate to be paid to the carer for working over 35 hours per week: 11.51 euro gross per hour

Carer Plus carers will have additional qualifications and/or experience that justify a slightly higher salary. When you contact us, you can let us know which grade of carer you require or if you are willing to consider both Standard Carers and Carers Plus. If you are willing to consider either, this will give us a wider choice of carers to choose from to more exactly match your relative’s needs.

 

Option 3: ALH Nurse (a qualified nurse with experience)

470 euro per week for 35 hours work (13.43 euro per hour).

Overtime rate to be paid to the carer for working over 35 hours per week: 13.43 euro gross per hour

In certain circumstances the care of a qualified nurse is either preferable or essential. They will be able to perform tasks such as checking blood pressure, monitoring blood sugar levels and assisting with certain other medical tasks that a regular carer wouldn’t be capable of. If your relative’s needs warrant the presence of a nurse, then we are able to supply the appropriate person to you.

 

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Option 4: ALH Nurse Plus (a more experienced nurse)

528 euro per week for 35 hours work (15.10 euro per hour).

Overtime rate to be paid to the carer for working over 35 hours per week: 15.10 euro gross per hour

These are nurses whose additional qualifications and/or experience justifies a slightly higher salary. As with the carers, you may be willing to consider both Nurse and Nurse Plus candidates and this would give us a wider choice of candidates to choose from in order to select the best candidate for your relative’s needs.

Important: Our placement/monitoring fee is not included in the above costs.

 

Cost Comparison

Nursing Home

Visiting Carers

Affordable Live-in Homecare (ALH)

4,000 euro per month

3,300 euro per month*

18 to 25 euro per hour

1,540 euro per month* plus food and accommodation for our Standard Carer

 

*These figures are based on 35 hours of work per week over 4.4 weeks in an average month.
These are the costs before you claim tax relief. Tax relief of up to 40% is available on the cost of caring for a person who is incapacitated.

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