Dementia Care Home Costs
Care homes offer similar types of care that a family may provide at home, from help with washing and dressing to providing meals and a helping hand. Care homes provide individuals with dementia a chance to live in a home environment but with trained staff and registered nurses to help take care of their healthcare needs 24 hours a day.
There are different types of care homes all over the UK. A care home that provides personal care will ensure residents’ basic personal needs are looked after. In some homes, more able residents have greater independence and take care of many of their own needs.
Choosing A Dementia Care Home Costs
Commonly, the first step towards choosing the right kind of care home for someone with dementia is to have a healthcare professional carry out an assessment in order to find out whether or not an individual will require a place in a residential care home and to discuss what other options are available. When making a decision about a Dementia Care Homes, there are a few factors you should take into consideration:
- The location of a care home
- Are the individual needs of the residents the main focus?
- What contact with the community does the care home have?
- What arrangements are there for visitors? Are outings arranged?
- What involvement would you have in the care home?
- Are there any support groups or regular meetings?
- What arrangements for supervision can the care home provide?
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Covering the Dementia Care Home Costs
Whether you choose to receive care at home, in a care home or in a hospice, you should be assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare. Continuing healthcare is care given to meet the physical or mental health needs of adults with a disability, injury or illness over a period of time. Continuing Healthcare is arranged and funded by the NHS and is free of charge to the person receiving the care which will cover their Dementia Care Costs.
To find out if you are eligible to receive funding that can cover the cost of Dementia Care Home fees and other continuing healthcare requirements, contact us today on 0844 248 3254 or complete our quick and easy online assessment.