Age UK states that there are many factors that contribute to paying for care including income, savings, location and type of care. There are also many types of care homes in the UK including residential care homes, nursing homes and dual care homes, so it is advised to check how this impacts fees and what is included within your care home fees when you move in.
To gain a better understanding, we recommend contacting your local council or local authority as soon as possible who will help guide you towards a financial assessment and offer their advice on how you can fund your care or if you are eligible for funding.
Some care homes have an all-inclusive offering which is where you pay a monthly fee for a care home and all services, facilities and amenities you have access to are included in your overall cost. It is dependent on the individual facility as to whether they offer an all-inclusive way of life. This is what you can typically expect from an all-inclusive care home:
Below is what care homes offer as a standard to each resident:
An all-inclusive care home offers exactly what it says. Within your monthly fee, you receive accommodation, around-the-clock care, dining and housekeeping services and access to activities and facilities such as a regular hairdresser and cinema room, depending on the care home. You may be required to pay the odd additional cost for local excursions and requests beyond the home's offering, but everything else within the home is covered in your fee.
One of the main benefits of all-inclusive living is that residents don't have to worry about finance management and any extra costs that might incur when living in a standard care home. In addition, care, and home staff, are available 24/7 to support residents with any needs they may have and as a result, residents overall feel more comfortable and secure within their environment, allowing them to pursue their interests and hobbies alongside like-minded individuals, free from any worries.
With the cost of living crisis becoming an increasing problem in the UK, it can cause a lot of uncertainty for older adults. According to national statistics, 93% of adults have noticed an increase in their cost of living in March 2023. This can cause a lot of people to be out of pocket due to having to pay extra for their monthly outgoings, which can result in a lot of anxiety. On the other hand, when living in an all-inclusive care home, individuals will not have to worry about increasing bills or uncertainty with finance. Care and home staff, are there to provide constant support at all times and offer a home away from home to those that need it.
When everything is included within a set fee, it provides elderly people with peace of mind, knowing they can live independently, enjoy all the opportunities they are presented with and reap the rewards of group living. All-inclusive care homes can provide residents with multiple refreshment choices alongside their meals, and opportunities to socialise with the local community and spend time on their self-care.
Springvale Care Home is a purpose-built, luxury care home located in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, less than 30 minutes from Glasgow. Our team of health and social care professionals take pride in the caring and supportive environment they provide to residents, meaning they can enjoy an independent and meaningful life each and every day. This is what you can expect from your monthly fee at Springvale:
Each of our 96 en-suite bedrooms has been designed with our resident's comfort at the core and is fully furnished and beautifully decorated. We have multiple internet access areas and telephone points, so residents can stay in contact with their loved ones on a regular basis. There are also multiple lounges where residents can gather together as well as secure gardens that offer fresh air and the opportunity to spend time outdoors.
We also offer regular trips out of the home, hairdressing services, communal and individual newspapers, podiatry and chiropody as part of our monthly fee at Springvale Care Home. Any excursions or requests beyond this may incur additional costs, however, we will always notify residents about this in advance and describe what this will entail.
At our luxury care home, we offer unrivalled levels of care options including Residential Care, Nursing Care, Dementia Care and Respite Care. We have a brilliant team of activity coordinators that create a brilliant regular activities plan for care home residents, making sure all activities are stimulating and include residents’ specific interests and hobbies. Each resident receives care needs assessment before they move in to ensure no need or personal requirement goes unnoticed. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality person-centred care in everything we do.
Our friendly and caring team welcome any questions you may have about Springvale Care Home. You can contact us via telephone at 01360 312 765 or email us at email@example.com and a member of our team will be in touch.