When it comes to fees, we aim to be one of the most transparent and helpful care homes Stourbridge can offer. We recognise that paying for care is not always easy. This is why we provide support and advice to residents, relatives, professional advisors and Local Authority staff so that we can make what is often quite a complex and confusing situation as clear and simple as possible.
At Field House, there are three main ways in which fees can be paid –
- The fees are paid in full by the resident’s Local Authority
- The resident’s family pay a ‘top up’ in addition to the Local Authority fees their relative receives
- The fees are solely privately funded
For many families, deciding that a relative needs to receive care can happen quite quickly. Financial arrangements may not be in place or may take some time to organise. Whilst some people can benefit from the 12-week Property Disregard arrangements with their Local Council, this may not apply to everyone. For some privately funded residents, we can defer payment of fees for a period of time in order to allow for financial arrangements to be made.
We recognise that a resident’s financial situation can change over time and we commit to doing everything we can to accommodate such situations and ensure that Field House is truly a home for life for every resident.