We have collated some key facts and information on care fees and funding as advice and practical support with understanding paying for yourself or a loved one.
If you still have questions don’t hesitate to contact the Rotherwood Healthcare team, who will be happy to help and guide you through the process.
Weekly fees are individual to each resident and are based on their personal needs. A residents’ needs are determined via a pre-admission assessment. The pre-admission assessment is carried out by a member of our professional team and ensures that we are able to meet the resident’s needs prior to us offering a placement and fee proposal.
The fee proposal considers each resident’s overall care needs, any additional support or specialist equipment that is needed to provide the appropriate care and their choice of bedroom.
Once agreed, the weekly fee will be reviewed and increased in line with the contract. The date of the annual fee uplift is 1st April , however, it’s important to note that due to the individual nature of the weekly fee, a significant change in care needs or a move to a different room may mean that we need to review the fee earlier than this date.
Local Authority and CCG Funded Residents We accept residents funded by their Local Authority; however dependent upon the care home, the needs of the resident and the accommodation chosen an additional contribution may need to be paid to satisfy the difference between that paid by the Local Authority and the care home fee.
NHS Funded Nursing Care (FNC) The NHS provide a contribution to the nursing care required by each resident, our fees are exclusive of this contribution which is commonly known as FNC (Funded Nursing Care) contribution.
Residents living within our homes have wide-ranging health and personal care needs. Prior to a resident being admitted into our care home, we carry out an in-depth needs assessment to ensure that we are best placed to provide the right care to each individual.
The needs assessment is really important as it ensures that we have the right number of suitably qualified care staff with the right balance of skills and expertise to deliver appropriate, quality care. Most resident’s care needs fall within our standard care delivery parameters; however, if upon assessment we identify that a resident has additional care needs, such as the requirement for 1:1 support we would increase the staffing based on these dependencies.
Specialist Equipment Most specialist equipment is provided by the care home or the NHS dependent upon a person’s needs; from time to time if very specialist equipment is needed that we are unable to fund we will discuss options.
Choice of Bedroom Many of our homes offer a range of different bedroom options from standard rooms through to premium en-suite garden rooms; all rooms that provide services and facilities in addition to our standard rooms carry a room charge supplement.
Duration of Stay Residents wanting to stay for a short stay or a trial stay of 14 days or less in our homes are subject to a supplement on the weekly fee of 20%.
TV Licencing All residents living in our home can watch TV’s in public areas under the care homes’ own TV Licence. Residents living with us who wish to have a TV in their bedroom must pay the concessionary £7.50 licence.
We will provide you with two copies of our contract and ask that you read it carefully and return a signed copy prior to admission. It lets us know that you are happy with the arrangements we have made for you at our home, that you understand our relationship with you and the terms on which you are resident. A months payment is required upfront and then billing via standing order on the 1st of each month thereafter.