Fees

Funding guide

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 £26,250 in capital and assets and if your income is less than £565.14 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.

Fees

The weekly cost for living in one of our rooms is £1,205. Our costs are dependent on the choice of 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.ukhas trained advisers.

Useful links

We have provided a number of useful websites that you may find helpful regarding fees and funding information for care homes.

Scottish Gorvernment - Care homes

Scottish Government - Free Personal & Nursing Care

Independent Age - Care Home Fee - Paying them in Scotland

Alzheimer's Scotland - Money & legal issues

Alzheimer's Scotland - Free Personal & Nursing Care

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What our residents and their families say

  • I have to thank all at Blenham House for the love, care and attention given to mum. Fun and laughter were always the order of the day.

    The activities give everyone a chance to participate – from a sing song, to having their hair done and cooking sessions.

    Mandy Rogers, the manager of the Blenham House family, and all her staff have been wonderfully supportive: coming to terms with the varying degrees of dementia, how it affects all the family, not just the person suffering with it.

    Alison, one of mum’s carers, used to have great conversations with mum, as did all the staff. I cannot thank all of them enough for their care and love.

    Claire, daughter

  • My sister and I would like to express our deep gratitude to you all for the love and care you showed to our cousin.

    Over the many years she was in care, you were indeed her family and we thank you for all the kindness and attention. Thanks, too, to the many members of staff who attended her funeral and the most beautiful floral tribute.

    June, niece

  • I wanted to thank you and your extended team for the wonderful care my Great Aunt Di received. Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of her taking up residence. I have been delighted with the care she has received over this time as there have been many dark days.

    You very kindly supplied extra carers in recent months, which supported her physically and emotionally to allow her to recover and hit yet another milestone. She was frail five years ago and I am thrilled that with the support of the staff she has enjoyed this warm and nurturing environment for these, her later years.

    Katrina, great niece

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