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Paying Nursing Home Fees – Funding The Cost

Here at Willow Grange, we understand that paying for residential care can often become expensive, especially if your loved one requires 1-2-1 care plans. There are a number of different care home funding options available for you and your loved one that will be able to alleviate any financial concerns you may have. In some situations, you may be eligible for financial help from either the local council or NHS depending on your specific circumstances.

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PRIVATE NURSING HOME FEES

Will the council help with the funding of dementia care home cost?

This will ultimately depend on a number of different factors. In some situations, councils will pay towards some or most of the private nursing home fees but these are based on a care needs assessment. This assessment allows the council to work out what level of care your family member needs within the home. This information is then used to carry out a means test, which determines if you are able to qualify for the funding. A means test involves looking at your capital and income.

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PRIVATE NURSING HOME FEES

How do you pay for care?

This will ultimately depend on a number of different factors. In some situations, councils will pay towards some or most of the private nursing home fees but these are based on a care needs assessment. This assessment allows the council to work out what level of care your family member needs within the home. This information is then used to carry out a means test, which determines if you are able to qualify for the funding. A means test involves looking at your capital and income.

Will I be eligible for NHS funding?

NHS funding can be extremely difficult to navigate and depends on a wide range of factors. Mainly it boils down to whether or not the needs of your loved one are primarily health-based. If they are then the NHS can arrange and pay for your care under what is known as the NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC). If you are eligible for this then your care home placement will be completely free and at no cost to you or other family members. During the assessment, if the council deems your loved one as eligible for the NHS CHC they will refer you. If you are in a situation where you do not quite meet NHS CHC criteria but you do still require nursing care then the NHS will pay a contribution towards the private nursing home fees.

If you have any questions regarding paying nursing home fees or would like to speak to one of us for advice and support, please get in touch

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