How much per week do care homes cost?
As our population continues to age, the topic of elderly care becomes increasingly important. At Lidder Care, we understand that making the decision to move yourself or a loved one into a care facility can come with many complex decisions, including the financial considerations of such a big change. The cost of care homes can often be a concern for both potential residents and their families.
The cost of care homes in the UK can vary significantly depending on the location, level of care required, and the amenities provided. On average, the cost can range from £600 to £1,200 or more per week, with specialised care homes exceeding that significantly.
Choosing the right care home is a significant decision, and it’s essential to consider not only the cost but also the quality of care and how well it meets the specific needs and preferences of the individual moving into the care home. Seeking advice from family members, friends, and professionals can also be beneficial during this process, as well as other helpful resource pathways, such as:
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: Get in touch with care homes that interest you and ask about their pricing. For more information on our fees and pricing, please contact us at Newgate Lodge 01623 622 322 and Lowmoor Nursing Home on 01623 752 288 where a qualified staff member can help you and your family with the next steps in your 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.