How much will you have to pay for nursing care?
If your loved one has assets of £23,250 or more, they will need to pay for their nursing care. The amount they will have to pay depends on various factors, such as the level of care they need, their preferences and where in the UK they are based. Often, nursing care costs around £1,000 per week, however, some homes may charge as much as £5,000.
If your loved one qualifies for financial support, they will be provided with a budget that covers the fees of at least one local nursing home that offers the care they need. If you or your loved one would prefer a different home, you can use this budget towards those costs, but you must make up the difference.
Here at Ashberry Care Homes, we offer experienced nursing care in several of our locations, with costs starting from £943 per week.:
Who pays for nursing care? FAQs
Are next of kin responsible for nursing home fees?
No, you are not responsible for paying nursing home fees for a relative who may require nursing care. Speak to your local authority to arrange a needs and financial assessment.
Can you refuse to pay nursing home fees?
No, you cannot refuse to pay nursing home fees. If your loved one has assets of £23,250 or more, they will need to pay their care home fees.
What happens when the money runs out?
If your loved one’s savings drop below £23,250, they will need to apply for financial support. Ensure there is no disruption to care by applying for support early.
How much money can you have before you have to pay for nursing care?
If your loved one has £23,249 or less, they will not have to pay for nursing care.