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Fees

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 –

  1. The fees are paid in full by the resident’s Local Authority
  2. The resident’s family pay a ‘top up’ in addition to the Local Authority fees their relative receives
  3. 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.

We are open and transparent in all matters including finances and we try as far as possible to make our fees cover all elements of the following:

Accommodation

Our accommodation includes:

  • All furniture (although residents can bring their own)
  • Bedding and towels
  • Heat, light and power
  • Cleaning of resident’s room and communal areas
  • Washing of clothes and bedding (excluding dry cleaning)
  • Maintenance of gardens and property
  • content

Care

This will include:

  • All personal care
  • Administration of medications
  • All drinks and food including snacks – for example, if a resident would like wine with a meal, then this can be provided
  • Administration including the preparation, reviewing and updating of resident’s records including their care plan and liaison with healthcare and Social Services professionals
  • All ‘in-house’ activities including visiting entertainers

Whilst we try and include as much as possible within the accommodation and care fees, there are some items and services which vary according to a resident’s wishes and are therefore charged separately. Some of these items and services include:

  • Hairdressing, chiropody, optician, beauticians
  • Magazines/newspapers
  • Personal toiletries and items such as cigarettes etc
  • Clothes
  • Dry cleaning
  • Some external visits/trips
  • For privately funded residents, some specialist items of furniture or other specialist equipment (when possible we will get these on loan from a Local Authority)

Our fees are calculated based on two factors; accommodation costs and the cost of care.

Accommodation costs

These costs relate to the size and location of a room (for example, ground floor, upstairs) and the facilities within the room (for example, en-suite, wet room, etc)

One of the really unique things about Field House is that we have a wide variety of rooms including:

  • single rooms without an ensuite (all have a washbasin
  • single rooms with an en-suite, washbasin and toilet
  • rooms with a full bathroom or private wet room
  • large-sized rooms ideal for married couples and/or being furnished as a bed-sitting room

All rooms are decorated and furnished to the same high standard, however, it is worth noting that room size may in some cases limit the furnishings.

Cost of care

These costs relate to the specific personal needs and wishes of each individual resident (for example, a resident who has poor mobility and or is bedbound will require more care than a person who is independently mobile). In circumstances where a resident requires one-to-one care, we can generally meet that need and we will cost that element separately.

As mentioned above, fees are dependent on the choice of room and care needs so fees tend to vary for most residents. However, the following can be used as a basic guideline of our fees:

  • A room without an en-suite and for a resident with good mobility will cost around £454 – £525 a week
  • For a similar room but where the resident requires a higher level of care due to mobility or cognitive constraints, fees may be higher
  • An en-suite room for a resident with good mobility will cost from £600 a week and upwards. These fees may be £50 to £100 per week higher if the room is larger than average and/or has a private wetroom
  • For a large-sized ensuite room, fees start from £800 per week and can vary again depending on a resident’s specific care needs

Fees are charged on a monthly basis and paid in advance (preferably by a standing order). On admission, we do request that fees are paid up to the end of the month of admission, and, if admission is after the 15th of a month, we request that the fees for the next calendar month are paid at the same time.

Any additional charges (for example, hairdresser, beautician, etc) will be invoiced monthly in arrears.

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