Do you want to know more about how to finance care?
If you’re considering residential, dementia or respite care for yourself or your loved one, you may be worried about the financial costs and arrangements. The funding process can be confusing, but thankfully there are plenty of resources out there to help you. Here are some useful links we’ve picked out to help you find out more about paying for care.
Age UK – Financial assessment and contributions
The Age UK website addresses the core financial worries many people have when they’re considering moving their loved one into care.
This article explains the financial assessment – a process which works out how much you contribute to the cost of care. A handy table helps to break down the fees in relation to your loved one’s assets.
Age UK also addresses the worries you might have about the possibility of your loved one having to sell their home.
Carehome.co.uk – NHS funding
If you or your loved one have certain health needs – such as living with dementia – you may be able to get your care paid for in full through a package of care known as NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC). This page details the eligibility requirements and walks you through the process for assessment.
NHS – Paying for respite care
Respite care is the term for a temporary stay at a care home for situations where the family expects to be away for a short while, for example going on holiday.
Respite care can also be helpful for those who feel they need a break from caring for their loved one. It’s important to remember that taking breaks is crucial when it comes to caring for the person you love.
The NHS website offers great resources on how to pay for respite care.
If you’d like to understand more about respite care, take a look at our Q & A with Evermore’s Commissioning Director Gaye Clark.
Talk to us
If you have any questions about funding care or need further support, please get in touch with the team at Ashton Manor, our care home in Lancaster, and we’d be happy to help talk though the different options with you.