According to carehome.co.uk, how much you will pay for your care depends on where you live, what type of care you need, your savings and property and the care home provider. When you move into a care home, it is recommended to check what is covered by the fee. Some care homes charge extra for services such as hairdressing and toiletries.
Being aware of all the costs will help you plan your budget and ensure that there will be no surprises on your invoice.
Whether or not care home fees are all-inclusive depends on the care home. Typically, the items and services listed below are regularly included in a weekly care home fee:
When it comes to Care Homes that offer an all-inclusive way of living, everything day to day is included in the weekly fee. From laundry and housekeeping services, to cut and blow hair appointments, to local day trips and even having family and friends join you for a slice of cake and a cup of tea.
The key benefit of living in an all-inclusive residential home is that residents are still supported no matter what life throws their way, and they are able to continue living their life the way that they want to, with plenty of opportunities to pursue their hobbies and interests.
When moving into a new home, residents and their loved ones need certainty and security. From our experience, "billable extras" are an unnecessary irritation. When everything is included in an inclusive fee, it provides peace of mind and freedom to utilise the facilities and amenities available. An all-inclusive care home allows residents can enjoy that glass of wine or beer with their meal, embrace the pampering and regular hair treatments in the in-house salon or enjoy the regular entertainment that visits the home.
As the cost of living continues to rise at an alarming rate, a Care Home can provide peace of mind to help combat the stresses of household management, including paying for bills. According to the BBC, energy bills are one of the biggest contributors to inflation. The Bank of England has warned that UK inflation could reach a staggering 11% by autumn 2022. Living in a Care Home will provide reassurance and take away the worries that people will naturally feel as the winter approaches.
According to Age UK, if you are eligible for funding support, your local council must calculate the overall cost of your care. With this information and through using the means test, how much you have to contribute from your financial resources can be determined. How you pay care home fees will differ from person to person and we recommend contacting your local council initially, who will help guide you to a financial assessment and offer advice on how much you can be expected to pay.
Our home is built on the concept that everyone deserves to live a full and meaningful life, and our professional and compassionate staff are proud to be able to provide a caring and supportive environment in which everyone can live an independent and varied way of living, each and every day. Our purpose-built home, coupled with first-class facilities and amenities, ensures residents are able to live a five-star lifestyle.
All of our 80 bedrooms at Boclair Care Home come with en-suite bathrooms, along with internet access, and telephone and television points. Elegant and tasteful, our welcoming home has comfortable, luxurious lounges and a beautifully landscaped garden, where people enjoy different activities at their own leisure and pace.
In the home, and at no extra cost, residents can enjoy a salon and nail salon, a cafe/bar, and a spacious dining room where everyone enjoys the delicious, freshly cooked meals provided by our in-house kitchen team. We have beautiful gardens, and the wheelchair-accessible paths ensure all of the grounds are accessible for our residents to enjoy. People living here also benefit from a daily newspaper and regular trips out and about in Glasgow and further afield, as well as on-site activities, which include arts and crafts, gardening, pet therapy, and light exercise, with our activities programme varying from week-to-week.
We will make every effort to keep our residents active and entertained on a daily basis. The weekly schedule created by our Activity Coordinators will be varied and personalised, allowing each resident to live their life in whatever way they wish. We are committed to providing activities and opportunities that allow our future residents to explore their interests and meet new people, whether it is by engaging in our activities programme or taking time to themselves in our library.
If you have any queries regarding life at Boclair Care Home or would like to discuss our all-inclusive offering, please contact our friendly staff who will be thrilled to provide their assistance.