How much per week do care homes cost?

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Choosing the right care home is a big decision, and cost is naturally a major factor. Care homes in the UK typically charge between £600 and £1200 per week, this can increase if a higher level of care is needed. Prices tend to vary depending on where the home is, the level of care needed, and the facilities on offer.

Of course, it’s not just about the price tag. The quality of care and whether the home feels like a good fit for your loved one are even more important. Getting advice from family, friends, and professionals can really help with this part of the decision.

Key Factor
Average Price Range£600 – £1,200+ per week. Specialised care often exceeds this.
Variations in CostLocation, level of care needed, and amenities all impact the price.
Resources for Finding CostsOnline directories, care home websites, government resources, charities like Age UK, the CQC, your local council.
Important ConsiderationsDon’t focus on price alone. Care quality and the fit for your loved one’s needs are vital.
Financial SupportSeek financial advice to explore funding options and possible government assistance.

How to Learn More About Pricing or Further Information on Care Home Pricing

Using Online Care Home Directories: There are various online directories that list care homes across the UK along with their pricing information. Websites like Carehome.co.uk, Which? Elderly Care, Autumna, and TrustedCare allow you to search for care homes in specific locations and compare their costs. Lidder Care prides itself on our positive reviews and testimonials, and welcomes all feedback to ensure we keep our high ratings on directory sites.

Contacting Care Homes Directly: Don’t be afraid to reach out to care homes you’re considering. Ask about their pricing, but also about the daily routines, activities, and any other questions you may have to help you make the best decision.

Visiting Care Home Websites: Many care homes have their own websites where they may provide information about their services and costs. You can find us at www.liddercare.com where we have a 24/7 chat service, and a friendly member of our team can help you with any queries you may have.

Government Websites: Check the official government websites for information related to social care and care home costs. Organisations like the UK Government’s “NHS Choices” or “gov.uk” website might have useful resources.

Age UK: Age UK, a leading charity for older people, offers advice and information about care options, including care home costs. You can visit their website or contact their helpline for assistance.

Care Quality Commission (CQC): The CQC is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. They inspect and rate care homes, and their website might have valuable information on care home costs and quality. At Lidder Care, we are proud to hold our ‘Good’ rating from the CQC across all homes.

Local Authorities: Some local authorities also offer information and advice on care options, including care home costs, within their area. Check your local council’s website or contact them directly for assistance. For Local Council assistance regarding our Lidder Care homes, please contact Nottinghamshire County Council at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk

Keep in mind that care home costs can vary significantly based on location, level of care required, amenities offered, and the quality of the care home. It’s essential to do thorough research and, if possible, visit the care homes in person to assess whether they meet your needs and expectations. Additionally, consider seeking financial advice to understand how care costs can be funded and what financial support might be available from the government or other sources.

To arrange a visit at one of our Lidder Care homes, please contact us via our website chat, or call us on 01623 622 322 for Newgate Lodge, or 01623 752 288 for Lowmoor Nursing Home, and a member of our friendly team can help you find the best fit for you and your family.