Our care homes fees are payable by the individual, but you may be eligible for help depending on your circumstances.
You may be eligible to be council funded, where the council will pay the cost of the care home above what you can afford to pay. The council will split the bill, with a portion being sent to you to pay and the balance paid by the council. Normally you would be eligible for council funding if you have less than £26,500 in capital and assets and if your income is less than £667.09 per week. Any application will depend on other circumstances and should be discussed with your social worker.
If you are not council funded, you will be privately funded and you will be responsible for the full amount of any fees. However, many people are eligible to receive free personal and/or nursing care. Again this should be discussed with your social worker but free personal care amounts to £171 per week and free nursing care amounts to £78 per week. This would normally be paid directly to the care home.
The weekly cost for living in one of our standard rooms is between £1,141 and £1,271* rising to between £1,850 to £1,968 for our range of deluxe rooms. These prices are dependent on the choice of home and room, but not the level of care – which is consistently high in all our homes. For example, significantly larger rooms and those with access to the garden or patio have higher rates.
*Figures correct as at April 2017. Please contact us and we will be able to discuss fees based on individual needs.
It is not unusual for private residents to move into a care home while they still have finances to sort out, often the sale of a property, and two council funded schemes exist to enable that to happen. These are the 12-week disregard scheme and interim or deferred funding.
Before taking up residency a written agreement will be signed stating the terms and conditions. Please contact the manager of any of our homes if you would like a copy or more details.
A useful guide to paying care home fees in Scotland is available from the charity Independent Age and further advice is available on their website www.independentage.org.
For advice on your personal circumstances the Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) www.cas.org.uk has trained advisers.
We have provided a number of useful websites that you may find helpful regarding fees and funding information for care homes.