Fees & Funding Guide

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 standard rooms begins at £1,141 and rises up to £1,244 for one of our premium rooms. 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.uk has 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 been very impressed with the standard of care my father received. I know he was content, happy and genuinely well cared for. I realise that dementia is a difficult illness to deal with, but all the staff treated my father with respect and kindness and looked beyond the disease to the person, which is so important.

    I was always given a warm welcome on arrival by your receptionist and found all the staff to be professional and friendly. The entertainment and outings have been varied and stimulating for my father and I know he particularly liked the personal gestures of letting him hold a kitten, and a visit to the Transport Museum; two of his favourite things.

    My father never questioned why he was not in his own home. I feel that it was because of the warm atmosphere; a home from home. He really enjoyed the company and the wonderful food!

    Most of all I have been impressed and grateful for the way my father was looked after during his last days, allowing him to die with dignity and in peace.

    Rosemarie, daughter

  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for the care and attention shown to my mum.

    I witnessed a level of care which I believe went way beyond the role of each person involved. I saw people coming in just to say hello or if going off, would say goodbye. It was lovely witnessing day and night staff coming in to see my mum on unscheduled visits. I believe this to be way beyond and above the normal call of nurse duty. I would like you to know that the family are grateful for all you did and should take great pride knowing my mum received the 110% care she deserved as all mums should get.

    Kenneth, son

  • My mum was one of the first residents to move into the new home in Broxburn, in January 2011. While it was being built, we regularly took her down to see the building gradually taking shape and eventually became the modern, homely, well run establishment it is today.

    Within a short period of time, my mum started to enjoy life again. I believe that Holmesview provided a holistic approach to her care.

    Margaret, assisted by Janice, manages the running of Holmesview in a professional, caring and supportive manner.

    Extended family and friends were also treated with respect and asked if they would like refreshments while visiting, which in turn created a more relaxed atmosphere.

    As a family we will always be thankful to the staff at Holmesview for the fantastic care given to my mum, helping to eradicate previous memories relating to her care. I’m sure that at times my mum would have conveyed these same thoughts to the staff. Having worked within the care industry myself for 20 years, I believe that Holmesview have an excellent approach to care for the residents and their families.

    Christine, daughter

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