What Care Do You Need?
Looking after someone with dementia can be challenging. There may come a time when you’re no longer able to look after them at home, or it’s in everyone’s interests that residential care is considered.
We appreciate that the decision can be very emotional, as you may feel you’re letting the person with dementia down. However, if you’re struggling to meet their needs, this may be the best decision for both the person you care for and for you.
To help you with the decision, it is important to obtain an assessment of the person’s care needs. Where possible, the assessment should be completed before making enquiries about care home places, as this might influence which care home you choose.
Fees and the Application Process
1. Residential Care
If you think that the person with dementia may be eligible for financial assistance with their care needs, then they will need to have a local authority assessment. This assessment will assess both their care needs and eligibility for some financial assistance. It will mean an assessor coming to the home of the person with dementia to practically assess what care needs they have. The assessor will also consider the opinions of your GP and any other professionals who may be involved. This is to make sure they have as much information as possible to make the best decision about their needs.
To apply for an assessment, click here
If you already know that the person with dementia will be self-funding and have not undertaken a local authority assessment, they will still need an assessment of their care needs. This may be obtained from the Community Mental Health Team, accessed via their GP. Again, where possible, the assessment should be completed before making enquiries about care home places, as this might influence which care home you choose.
Please note that those who are self-funding, can apply for Attendance Allowance, click here
We accept self-funded and local authority funded residents able to pay a top-up fee to meet our weekly fee. Where the top-up is payable, the local authority should pay us for the full cost of care and collect the top-up from a third party directly.
We are aware that the process can be daunting and emotional for you, so if you have any questions at all about the needs of the person with dementia or their funding, please don’t hesitate to call us to discuss further or to arrange a visit to meet us and view our home.
If you decide that you want to apply for the person with dementia to come to our home, we will arrange to visit them (accompanied by you or another relative/friend), at their home to consider in more detail their care needs and how we can help support them within our home.
A resident’s first 6 weeks with us is considered a trial period, during which either they or we can end the contract after 7 days of serving written notice on the other. We will only end the contract during the trial period if we are unable to meet their needs.
The weekly fees at Westfield House:
Rooms with a vanity unit – £1040.00
Rooms with ensuite – £1053.00
1 large room with ensuite – £1091.00
The weekly fees at Ingleside House:
£1265.00 per week
All rooms are light and airy, with an adjustable profile bed, a wardrobe, a lockable drawer, an easy chair, and TV and telephone points. Residents may be able to bring a TV or small pieces of furniture, such as a favourite chair, and this can be discussed prior to joining our home.
The fees include:
- 24-hour care.
- A dedicated key worker for each resident.
- Dementia friendly activities 7 days per week.
- All meals, snacks and drinks freshly prepared every day by our chef.
- Special diets are catered for.
- All services (heat, light, etc).
- Wi-Fi internet access.
- Housekeeping and laundry services.
- Maintenance of premises and garden.
- Weekly GP surgery held in-house.
- Services of district nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, and other health professional, as required.
- Toiletries are provided, but residents may prefer to provide their own.
- A hairdresser visits our in-house salon on a weekly basis
- Private optical and dental consultations and any other privately arranged healthcare
2. Respite Care
If you need respite from caring for a person with dementia, then we may be able to offer a short term stay of one week or more, subject to us assessing their care needs and how we can help support them within our home. Respite care will include the same level of service and support as for residential care, and so will provide a useful ‘taster’ if you are considering longer term care.
If you are interested in respite care, please don’t hesitate to call us to discuss further or to arrange a visit to meet us and view our home.
The weekly fees for Respite Care:
- Westfield House – £1247.00 per week
- Ingleside House – £1518 per week
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