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Dec 8, 2022 4 min

How Much are Dementia Care Home Fees in 2023?

Care home fees for dementia care homes in the UK vary from around £1000 to more than £3000 per week. Care homes fees for dementia care in the UK have been increasing year on year by at least 5%. This is 0.5% higher than the average care home fee which has also increased by 5% per annum over a 3-year period so there seems to be a trend showing that care home fees are increasing at faster rate than general living costs. Another reason is due to the an ageing population and people newly diagnosed with dementia which means that there are not enough specialist care homes available at present. Additionally, staff shortages are driving up costs which is further contributing to dementia care home fees inflation. The cost of dementia care homes varies across different regions, care homes and countries. This may be due to different government policies, rates…

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Sep 23, 2020 4 min

How Much Does a Care Home Cost?

There are over half a million people in the UK living in care homes with around half funding themselves and the other half receiving help from the local authority towards costs. With people living longer with each generation, these numbers are set to increase making it vital that anybody thinking about moving into a care home or thinking of moving a loved one into residential care, understands how much care home fees are going to cost. What is the average cost of residential care for the elderly? Nursing home costs vary across the UK and are different depending on where you live. This can sometimes make the cost of care home fees something of a postcode lottery. If you live in the South of England, for example, residential care in a nursing home can cost up to 40% more than in the North of the country. The average cost of…

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Sep 12, 2020 5 min
Will the council pay for care?

Will the council pay for live-in care?

How to pay for live-in care? Live-in home care is either paid for with the support of the council or privately funded. Local authority funding for care in your own home is typically accessed through direct payments or a council…

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Mar 1, 2019 2 min
How to get a personal health budget

Personal health budgets explained

What is a personal health budget? A personal health budget is one of the ways a clinical commissioning group provides care to people. PHBs are designed to involve the person receiving care (or their representative) in the decision making process,…

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Dec 5, 2018 2 min
Dr Jamie from hometouch care miles

‘Care Miles can put us back on track’

As we enter into the winter months, when social care is at its most pressured and we await a drastically overdue Social Care Green Paper from the Government, the debate around how best to secure the future of our care…

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Sep 7, 2018 1 min
How do I pay for private care?

Five things that impact the cost of care

What are the factors that affect the cost of care? We’ve outlined five things that can impact the price – for more information, call a hometouch Care Advisor today. 1. Type of care Different types of care cost different amounts…

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Nov 17, 2017 6 min
what is dementia tax

Dementia tax explained

The ‘dementia tax’ refers to the added expense for dementia patients and their families, who are often required to pay for long-term care with little or no support from the government. What is dementia tax? The term “dementia tax” was coined…

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Sep 14, 2017 3 min
Will the council pay for care?

Brits Underestimate the Cost of Care By 62%

A survey of more than 2000 people reveals the lack of information available about the cost of care, leading to those in need facing financial difficulty completely unprepared. Brits underestimate costs of residential care by 62% 6 in 10 have not…

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Aug 14, 2017 5 min
the cost of respite care

How Much does Respite Care Cost?

How much respite care costs will depend on the support you’re entitled to, whether you need help during the day, overnight, a complete break at a care home facility, or help from your family and friends. Find out more about…

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