Chelston Gardens is committed to providing value for money within the setting of a comprehensive, caring service.
The fees charged are dependent on, the type of accommodation required, the type of care package and needs of the individual resident.
A resident can pay the fees either privately, or in arrangement with Social Services or the NHS.
The current rules can be complicated and specialist advice should be sought. Information is available through Care Aware, Care Direct and Age UK. Please see useful contacts section for contact details.
Payment of Fees and Fee Increases
Fees will be invoiced at the beginning of each month or shortly after arrival in advance.
Fees for self-funding people will usually be reviewed annually in April. Any increase in the fee will be as a result of inflation, for the provision of additional care and services or as a result of environmental or statutory forces, beyond the Home’s control.
Free Nursing & Attendance Allowance
We have summarised our understanding of the current situation with regards to people’s eligibility for “Free Nursing” payments and Attendance Allowance available towards the cost of fees. This is available on request.
The “Free Nursing” element paid to self-funding Residents will be deducted from the agreed fee.
There will be a delay before a Resident is assessed by the NHS for “Free Nursing” entitlements. During this time the Home will charge the full gross fee agreed. Once the Resident has been assessed and the Home receives payment the amounts paid to the Home will be refunded to the Resident.
Future invoices will show the agreed gross fee, the “Free Nursing” element awarded and the net amount payable towards the agreed fee.
NHS funding: Continuing Health Care
We provide support through NHS Continuing Health Care funding available to people with assessed health care needs.