Applewood Homecare

01 499 2201

FAQs

What makes Applewood Homecare different from others?

Applewood Homecare is a wholly owned and family run Irish Company. Our ethos is to provide and deliver professional, reliable and safe in-house Homecare through our dedicated and qualified staff to ensure our clients can remain in their home environment and communities amongst friends and family for as long as is practical.

How much will the service cost me?

As we cater to each client on an individual needs basis the cost of the package will vary depending on the requirements. This will all be discussed at the initial meeting based on your needs. Please note tax relief is available to our clients or their relatives at their top rate of tax subject to conditions, therefore you could receive tax relief on the cost of our service. An example of 12hrs per week Home Care:

Example 1 – Tax Rate 41%
12hrs x €21.50 = €258.00
Less Tax Relief @41% = €104.96
Actual Cost per week = €153.04

Example 2 – Tax Rate 20%
12hrs x €21.50 = €258.00
Less Tax Relief @20% = €51.60
Actual Cost per week = €206.40

Is there a minimum period of care provided?

Our care support visits range from 1 hour to 24 hour care, it is very flexible and dependant on the individuals needs. Our services are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. However we always have someone on call 24 hours a day to deal with emergencies.

Will I have the same care giver all of the time?

Applewood Homecare try where possible to provide the same care giver to the client, however this is based on the service and number of hours required each week. Any care giver that will be assisting with your care will be introduced to you and will be advised of your needs set out in the Care Plan.

Who is responsible for paying and insuring the care givers?

Applewood Homecare pays all of their care givers directly. We also have public liability insurance and employers liability insurance which will cover our care giver in your home.

Do we need to pay VAT for Home Care services?

No all home care services are VAT exempt.

How do I organise Home Care?

Once you have made the decision that Home Care is required or may be required in the future, please phone us on 01 4992201 and our Care Manager will come and meet you and find out more about your requirements and tell you about the services we provide at Applewood Homecare and which would be most suitable for you.

What is the Applewood Homecare Back Up Service?

At Applewood Homecare we understand there can be times when carers need extra support. Perhaps you are the sole carer for a family member or friend and at this point do not need the services of Home care? By registering for our back up service, it can provide you with peace of mind that should you get sick or need to attend an appointment or take a break we can step in and provide reliable, professional care. It is free to register with our back up care service and once registered there is no obligation to avail of the service.

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