If a person is funding thier own care they do not need to contact social services before deciding to access full time care. However, they may be eligible for help towards their care fees.
Unfortuantely it is widely acknowleged that Kirklees funding rates do not cover the cost of care. Many care homes will therefore accept residents at Kirklees funded rates and overcharge self-funding residents in order to subsidise Kirklees funded residents. In effect, this is a 'tax' on self-funding residents which unfairly inflates the cost of their care. In some homes, self funding residents can pay several hundred pounds more per week than Kirklees funded residents.
Fair Fees: Crimson Manor does not believe such fee arrangements are ethical. Self funding residents should not have to subside the care fees of other residents. We operate a Fair Fees for Self Funders policy. All residents pay the same care fees irrespective of funding arrangements. This ensures we can provide care at reasonable rates for everyone.
Kirklees Funding Assessments
Local authority funding towards care fees is means tested. To be eligible for funding the person will have to complete a financial assessment which takes into account the person's savings and benefits:
Selling property to pay for care?
In some situations, the person's home won't be taken into account in the means test. There are a few circumstances where this applies:
If they need short-term or temporary care in a care home, their home won't be in the means test.
If their care home is permanent, it won't be counted if it's still occupied by:
If the person's property is going to be included in the permanent care home means test, the council must ignore it for the first 12 weeks of your care. This is to give you space to decide what to do with their property and paying fees, for example whether to enter into a deferred payment agreement with the council. They will likely qualify for help with fees from the council for the 12 week period if your other capital assets are under £23,250. Age UK, Paying for Care
NHS Continuing Care funding
If the person's needs are primarily health-based, the NHS arrange and pay for their care under NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC). When assessing their needs needs, the council must refer them for this funding if it appears they may be eligible for NHS CHC.
If they do not meet the criteria for NHS CHC, but require nursing care, the NHS pays a contribution towards the cost of the nursing care directly to the nursing home. This is called NHS-funded nursing care (NHS FNC). See Age UK, NHS Funding for more information.
Find out if you qualify for kirklees funding towards your care fees
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