There are three key steps to help you and your loved one make an informed choice about the best luxury care in Southport. Barton Park Nursing Home helps with funding care options for potential residents.
Help With Funding Care Options
1- Shortlist: find all the care homes in Southport that provide luxury care.
2- Contact: ask for brochures and details of costs. Also, enquire about the availability of suitable places.
3- Visit: wherever possible, you and your loved one should go together. If your relative cannot to visit, ask if a representative from the Birkdale care home can visit them and talk things through.
Before you visit, discuss with your relative what is important to them. What is ‘essential’ and what is ‘desirable’? Make notes to refer to on your visit.
Local authority funding
Local authorities have to:
- contribute to the cost of care for those people who fit their eligibility criteria and cannot afford the cost themselves
- arrange residential care for all people assessed as needing it and who cannot make their own
Not everyone is eligible for funding through the local authority, but many people can get some financial support. It depends on the amount of savings and assets your relative has, and their income. The financial assessment looks at your relative’s regular money coming in, and their capital. The key difference between the financial tests for residential care and home-based care is that, when they move to a Southport care home, the value of their own home is taken into account. Self-funding is common, and around 40% of places in independent care homes are paid for in this way. Self-funding lets your loved one choose their own residential care home.
Allowances and Benefits
Your relative may be able to claim benefits and allowances towards their Southport luxury care home bills. These include:
- personal independence payment (PIP)
- attendance allowance,
- carer’s allowance.
Contact your local authority for advice on how to claim for these.
Barton Park Nursing Home helps with funding care options so call our team today on 01704 566964.