The cost of your care will vary depending on what type of care and accommodation you need and choose and on whether you receive financial assistance.
Fees are dependent on:-
- Level and type of care
- Location of the care home
- The type of room you choose
To give you a rough idea, the cost of our care homes ranges from:
- £600 – £950/week* for standard accommodation and personal care
- £800 – £1100/week* for nursing care
*figures correct for April 2016. NB. Costs may be higher depending on your individual care needs.
What’s included in the cost?
- 24 hour care
- Utility bills, TV licence and council tax
- Laundry and cleaning/house keeping
- All meals and refreshments
- Most activities and events
- Bed linen & towels
- Safe dispensing of prescribed medication
Additional charges may apply to treatments and services such as physiotherapy, chiropody, occupational therapy, hairdressing and aromatherapy. Charges may apply for outings and will apply for staff accompanying resident to medical appointments. Each home manager will be able to provide details and costs of extra services and information.
Getting Financial help
You may qualify for financial help from your Local Authority for the cost of accommodation and personal care, or from the NHS. You may qualify for benefits when you are living in a care home.
Whatever your financial position, even if your Local Authority is helping with funding, the right to choose is still yours. If you choose a care home that costs more than an Authority would normally pay to cover your needs, you or a third party will need to pay the difference. This is known as a ‘top-up’.
As a Residential and Nursing Care provider we are unable to offer financial or legal advice. In addition we are unable to witness signing of any financial or legal documents. We believe that it is in your best interest to seek independent advice, dependent of course on your personal situation, on such matters as:-
- Meeting the long term cost of care
- Inheritance tax planning
- Estate planning
- Lasting Power of Attorney for Health & Welfare and/or Property & Financial Affairs
- Writing a will
You may wish to get such advice before entering your chosen care home or a solicitor or financial adviser can visit you once you are in the home.