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Local Authority funding for care homes

You may qualify for full or partial funding towards the cost of a care home from your Local Authority, depending on your location in the UK, income, capital and savings.

Understanding dementia care home costs in the UK

Dementia can often be complex and involve symptoms that need tailored support, meaning the cost of care homes for dementia are often at a premium. On average, the cost of dementia care is 15% higher than standard social care – with some being up to 40% more expensive.

Self-discharge from hospital: How does it work?

Patients in the UK have the right to self-discharge from hospital, but there are a number of factors that need to be considered – by the patient and medical professionals – before they are given the all clear to leave.

The Right to Refuse Discharge from Hospital Explained

Can you refuse to be discharged from hospital in the UK? Patients may be reluctant to leave hospital if they’re worried about how they will be cared for following their discharge – but patients do not have the right to refuse discharge from hospital. 

Sundowning and Dementia

Page contents Understanding sundowning Recognising the signs of sundowning Sundowning across different dementia stages and types Managing sundowning effects Support and resources for carers Consulting healthcare professionals Sundowners syndrome beyond dementia...

Guide to Personal Expenses Allowance

Page contents What is Personal Expenses Allowance? Who is eligible for Personal Expenses Allowance? What is Personal Expenses  Allowance/Minimum Income Amount taken from? Personal Expenses Allowance 2023/24 Frequently asked questions Important takeaways: There are a...

How much does a live-in carer cost?

What is the cost of live-in care? Fees for live-in care can vary depending on specific care needs and location. For a full guide, visit Care Sourcer.

A complete guide to becoming a full-time carer for a family member

Becoming a full-time carer for a family member can have a huge impact on not only your life, but the relationship you have with your loved one needing care and your family and friends around you. And so, it is important to think long and hard about the pros and cons of becoming a full-time carer for a relative.

When should someone with dementia go into a care home?

Caring for a loved one living with dementia can be hugely challenging, and often becomes even more difficult as symptoms worsen – and when this happens, it may be time to think about the next step to ensure your loved one receives appropriate care.

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