Short term residential or nursing home care
Information for people who have been assessed as needing short
term care or respite in a residential care or nursing home and
who are seeking help from the Adult Social Care Department to pay
Sefton Council must charge for places they arrange in
residential or nursing homes even if you are staying at the home
for only a short time.
What will I have to pay?
If you have capital above £23,250, either in your own
right or as your share of any capital held jointly with a
spouse/partner you will have to pay the full costs of the
residential or nursing home.
If you have capital of £23,250 or below, either in your own
right or as a share of capital held jointly, and you are
- aged between 18 -24 years you will pay a
maximum charge of £63.90 per week,
- aged between 25 - 59 years you will pay a
maximum charge of £78.80 per week,
- aged 60 years or over, you will pay a
maximum charge of £86.25 per week.
If you enter a home that is more expensive than Sefton's
contracted rate, then Sefton will only pay up to the contracted
rate. For example, if the contracted rate is £349 and the home
charges you £369 then there will be a shortfall to
pay of £20 in addition to your charge as listed above.
1. Capital may not be given away in order to reduce care
costs. If this has occurred the local authority may treat you as if
you still had the asset.
2. The value of your property is not taken into account during a
financial assessment for short term care or respite.
Last Updated on 4/10/2013