Will I have to pay?
The costs of running a residential home mean everyone has to pay
something towards their stay. How much that is will depend on your
personal circumstances and we will look at your finances with you,
to help work out how much you will have to pay.
What if I am only going in for a short stay?
If your stay is not expected to last for more than 56 days then
there is a fixed weekly charge, depending on your age. From 9
April 2012, these are:
- If you are aged 60 or over, you will pay £119.45 per
- If you are aged under 60, you will pay £84.20 per week.
However, if you have more than £23,250 in savings, you will pay
for the full cost of the stay.
Will I pay for nursing care?
The NHS will pay towards the cost of your care if you are in a
registered nursing home. From 9 April 2012 the NHS will pay:
You will still have to pay a contribution for other
accommodation charges and this will be worked out in the normal
way. In most cases, if you receive free nursing care, it will not
affect how much you pay towards your care.
Can I get help with the cost?
Yes it is possible. We will help you fill out a financial
assessment form to see if you qualify for financial help.
We have to take into account any pensions or wages you receive,
Pension Credit, Income Support and any extra social security
benefits you may be entitled to claim for your stay in the home. We
do not count Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance as
part of your income.
We also have to take into account any savings you may have. If
your savings are over £23,250 you will have to pay the full cost of
your stay in the home. Any savings between £14,250 and £23,250 will
also be taken into account when we work out how much you will have
Will I have to sell my house?
We will not count the value of your home if any of the following
- Your husband, wife or partner continues to live there
- A relative aged 60 or over continues to live there
- A relative under 60 who receives certain disability allowances
continues to live there
- A child under 16 you are financially responsible for continues
to live there
- Other special circumstances
However, if there are no special circumstances we do have to
take into account the value of your house when deciding how much
you should pay for your residential or nursing home care. If
you need help or advice then please get in touch.
Adult Social Care Contributions
Address: PO Box 16436, Birmingham, B2 2ZE
Phone: 0121 303 2976