If you are looking into placing a family member into a care home, it is important that you understand what is included in care homes fees so that you can financially plan for the future. Many people wrongly assume that once a family member is checked into a home and their monthly fees are taken care of, that all their financial responsibility is taken care of and there is nothing more to provide for. In fact, there are several care homes in UK where there is a clear distinction between what needs are provided for and which needs the family must still cover.
Care homes in London can be found in every budget and at all types of assistance levels, so even though some types of care might not be necessary, a care home might make it a part of their regimen at an additional fee.
Additional care home fees can include more than medical fees that will be given to a resident, and account for more of their social and personal well being. Some residences put together outings and special events that are optional for residents to take part of, but that also means that there may be additional care home fees to cover. Even with the additional costs that come with placing a relative in care homes, there is the perfect fit for everyone. Cutting back on monthly or annual fees does not mean cutting back on the care that will be given.