Care Home Funding
Frequently Asked Questions regarding care home funding and care packages.
Q: How much does a care package cost and how is this funded?
A: In Britain everyone who needs care is assured the highest quality service irrespective of financial means. There are various allowances and funding support schemes available, on which the PrimeLife Advisors can provide information and assistance in making claims, call 0116 270 5678 during office hours for expert advice. Those who are perceived to be without personal means, typically less than about £25,000 of available resource, will receive the full cost of care based on assessed need. Those with more resource, will be asked to make a contribution to the cost of care, but will receive the benefit of allowances available towards the cost. In the case of the care being required as a result of a clinical need or a health condition, allowances in addition to the above are available through the Primary Care Trust based on assessed need.
The above demonstrates the complex nature of funding care packages. To ensure that our clients receive the optimum support, we recommend that advice is taken from an advocacy service or a professional adviser or through the PrimeLife Helpline 0800 0463920. Please be assured, whatever your own financial means there will be a care package available for you in one of our homes.
Q: Will the funding run out after a certain amount of years?
A: No, under current legislation care funding is available for life. PrimeLife operate a policy of a lifetime commitment, all clients entering the care facility will be guaranteed accommodation service for as long as it is needed, please be assured, whatever your own financial means there will be a care package available for you in one of our homes.