At Shottendane, we believe that everyone has the right to the same high standard of care, irrespective of how their care is funded. However, paying for care can be an emotive subject. and there
are different funding sources available depending on the individual circumstances of each resident. This guide is designed to help you to more easily understand what options are available to you, and
we shall be happy to assist if you need further clarification.
- Residents who have savings or assets (including the value of any property) generally have to bear the cost of most of their care (and are therefore referred to as being 'Self funding'). However,
residents who require nursing care do receive a contribution towards the nursing element of their care (called the Funded Nursing Care or FNC), currently £156.25 per week. This amount is paid
directly to Shottendane by the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and is therefore deducted from the total fee payable by the resident.
- Some residents, irrespective of their financial circumstances, qualify for NHS Continuing Health Care funding, whereby the NHS pays the full cost of their care. However, there are very strict
medical criteria for this funding, and generally only very poorly patients qualify.
- Residents who have combined funds and assets of less than £23,000, and who do not qualify for Continuing Health Care funding, may be able to have a proportion of their care paid by the Local
Authority (KCC), but do be aware that there is a sliding scale of local authority contribution below this threshold, and a small 'Third Party Top Up' by a family member may also be required.