Care Fees

The fees will vary for the type of room and the level of care required for each individual. We welcome enquiries from everyone, irrespective of their financial situation.

Paying for Care

Care can be costly dependant on individual needs or financial background. Funding care vary greatly with some individuals self funding entirely whilst others receive contributions from their Local Authority. In a nutshell, a Local Authority will contribute to the cost of care if an individual’s assets are less than the threshold (please enquire about this figure as it can change yearly). There is a sliding scale of Local Authority contribution below this threshold.

Types of Funding

Funded Nursing Care (FNC)

Your needs will be assessed to decide if you are eligible for NHS-funded nursing care. You should receive this if you live in a care home registered to provide nursing care, and you don’t qualify for NHS continuing healthcare. The NHS will make the payment directly to the care home.

Self- Funded

If you have assets and savings over a certain amount then you would be expected to fully fund all of your care. However, you would still be assessed for FNC as this is not means tested. If you qualify for FNC then the amount would be deducted from the room fee payable to Marian House.

Social Service Funding

Social Service Funding by a local authority is subject to eligibility criteria based on the level of care required, as well as being a means tested benefit. The local authority may pay for some of the costs of your care depending on the care assessment and means test. You would also be assessed for FNC. The Social Service Funding plus FNC does not always cover the cost of the room fees. In this case there would also be a Top Up Payment. Please note that Pensions are usually payable to Social Services if they pay part of the room fees.

Personal Expense Allowance

This is a weekly amount that people whose care is being fully funded are allowed to retain from their pension for their personal use. If you have your care fees paid by the local authority you can keep a small allowance from your pension for your own personal use.

Note that the limits on local authority funding vary depend­ing on which part of the country you live in.You would also be assessed for FNC.

Continuing Care

Continuing Healthcare is fully funded NHS care for those who have complex care needs. If your health needs are great, then you may be entitled to receive NHS continuing healthcare. In this case, all care costs are met by the NHS. The payment is made directly to the nursing home. Your need for this type of long term care funding is assessed by an NHS nurse, using a decision support tool to make assessments.

Common Questions

What questions should I ask when deciding if Marian House is the right care home for the elderly person I’m enquiring about?

  • Is the location easily accessible and convenient for family and friends to visit?
  • Are there nearby shops, public transport, and amenities for convenience?
  • Does the surrounding area appeal to you?
  • Are there outdoor rest areas available?
Initial Impression
  • Did the staff make you feel welcome?
  • Were refreshments offered?
  • Do the present residents appear happy, creating a homely atmosphere?
  • Is the home well-maintained, in good repair, and clean?
  • Does the home have a pleasant aroma?
  • Were you shown the actual room that you or your relative would occupy?
  • Can residents personalise their rooms with their furniture and possessions?
  • Is the room tastefully decorated?
  • Does the room have an en-suite facility?
  • Are there provisions for a television and telephone connection?
  • Can residents lock their rooms if desired or necessary?
  • Is there flexibility to move to another room if the offered one doesn't suit?
  • Does the home provide the required level of care for you or your relative's needs?
  • Is there a regular review of individual needs?
  • Does the home offer higher levels of care if needed in the future?
  • Can residents have meals at their preferred times?
  • Is in-room dining available if desired?
  • Is there a choice of menus?
  • Are special dietary requirements accommodated, such as vegetarian or diabetic diets?
  • Are snacks readily available throughout the day?
  • Are the menus changed regularly?
  • Do the cooking staff consult with residents regarding their food preferences?
  • Does the home offer a comprehensive range of services?
  • Are visiting healthcare professionals, such as dentists, chiropodists, and opticians available?
  • Is there regular access to a hairdresser?
  • Are additional services provided, such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy if required?
  • Are there sufficient assisted bathing facilities in the home?
  • Do residents have the freedom to establish their own daily routines?
  • Will relatives be notified if a resident falls ill and receive regular updates on their well-being?
Other Issues/Activities
  • Is there a quiet lounge area without a television for residents seeking a peaceful environment?
  • Are there safe and secure garden facilities for residents to enjoy?
  • Are arrangements in place to accommodate the needs of smokers?
  • Is there easy access for individuals with mobility challenges or those using wheelchairs?
  • Are there accessible toilet facilities throughout the home?
  • Do corridors and toilets have secure handrails?
  • Did the staff appear friendly and caring towards existing residents during your visit?
  • Is there a designated staff member responsible for each resident's care?
  • What training is provided to the staff?
  • Is there a weekly plan of activities, and were examples shown to you during your visit?
  • Are residents consulted about their hobbies and interests?
  • Are birthdays and special events celebrated within the home?
  • Is exercise encouraged, and if so, what forms does it take?
  • Are daily newspapers available for residents?
  • Were there any displayed photographs of recent activities within the home?
  • Overall, do you feel that the specific needs of you or your relative can be met by the home you visited?

Come and Say Hello

Nothing beats a face-to-face conversation. Book a time to come and visit us at Marian House, and we will discuss any care needs with you, over a cup of tea and biscuits.

0121 240 8000

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