Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Fees rates and charges April 2019 – March 2020

 Indicative prices/weekly fees guide for self-funded residents

 The weekly room fees charged for self-funded residents range from £698.33 – £838.01 depending on the size, facilities and location of the room.

Weekly nursing fees (known as Funded Nursing Care) are paid by the NHS at £165.56 per week for those who are assessed as requiring nursing care and are paid in addition to the weekly room fee.

Room Type

Room Fees – room and residential care

Graham Grant Wing.   Traditional standard sized rooms 8 – 11.   Facilities provided include overhead tracking and ensuite toilet and handbasin.

First floor.   Traditional standard sized rooms 23 and 24. Facilities provided include ensuite toilet and handbasin

£698.33 per week

£3026.10 per calendar month

 

Ground floor.   Traditional standard sized rooms 13 and 15.  Facilities provided include overhead tracking, ensuite shower, toilet and handbasin

First floor.  Traditional standard sized rooms 16 and 26.  Facilities provided include overhead tracking, ensuite shower, toilet and handbasin

Ground floor.  Traditional standard sized room 14.  Facilities provided include overhead tracking, ensuite shower, toilet and handbasin

First floor.    Traditional standard sized rooms 18, 20, 21.  Facilities provided include ensuite shower, toilet and handbasin

First Floor. Traditional standard sized room 22.  Facilities include ensuite toilet and handbasin

£715.09 per week

£3098.72 per calendar month

 

Graham Grant Wing.  Modern larger sized rooms 1-7.  Facilities provided include overhead tracking, ensuite shower, toilet and handbasin

First floor.  Traditional larger sized room 17. Facilities provided include ensuite shower, toilet and handbasin

£726.27 per week

£3147.17 per calendar month

Ground floor.  Traditional larger sized room 12.  Facilities provided include ensuite shower, toilet and handbasin

First Floor.   Modern larger sized rooms 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32. Facilities provided include overhead tracking, ensuite shower, toilet and handbasin

£838.01 per week

£3631.38 per calendar month

Graham Grant Wing Community Respite Room 7.  Facilities provided include overhead tracking, ensuite shower, toilet and handbasin.

 

If you are initially self-funded and your capital drops below a certain level, you may become eligible for Local Authority support for your fees.  Please see immediately below for arrangements which operate in these circumstances.

Northumberland County Council weekly local authority fees for 2019-2020 are paid at £562.50.

Terms specific to Local Authority funded residents

Top-up fee arrangements for LA funded residents:

If your Local Authority assess you and agree they will assist you with the payment of your fees, please be aware Charlotte Straker’s gross weekly room fee exceeds the amount paid by the Local Authority.  Therefore a third party contribution or ‘Top Up’ payment will be needed to meet the full cost of care provided  As a guide, if you have assets in excess of £23,250 you will have to meet the full cost yourself (refer to page 5 of CS Application for Admission).

Fees are collected monthly by Standing Order on the 1st of the month (in advance).  If you are eligible for funded nursing care, an amount will be paid by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group specifically for the nursing element of your care.

NHS Continuing Health Care (CHC Funding)

If your care needs increase significantly, you may be assessed by the local NHS as eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding. This is paid when a person develops significant ongoing healthcare needs. In Northumberland this is paid directly to Charlotte Straker Project by NCC by arrangement with Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group as a residential fee and FNC fee combined. You will note that this fee is significantly lower than the actual cost of care to CSP. However, apart from a change in financial payment arrangements your care will continue to be provided in your usual room without any change.

If a room is available and a resident requests this to be reserved for their later admission, residents will be asked to pay room fees from the date the room is reserved.

In the event of a resident moving to another home or if they pass away, the fee will cease to be paid 48 hours after moving or passing away.  The 48 hour period can be extended at the request of the resident or their family in special circumstances.

Room fees will not be increased if your health condition deteriorates or decreased if your health condition improves.

Description of services included in room fees

  • Cost of personal care and support
  • Accommodation
  • Utility bills
  • Food and drink
  • Housekeeping services
  • Basic laundry services
  • Wifi access
  • Social activities organised by the Home
  • Complementary therapies (additional sessions available as requested at an additional cost)
  • TV aerial point and licence

Description of services available (at an additional cost)

  • Private Chiropody
  • Hairdresser
  • Newspapers
  • Shopping
  • Shop Trolley
  • Dry cleaning
  • Clothing and toiletries
  • Personal telephones
  • Outings, meals and admission charges to places of interest may be at the resident’s expense.

ADAPT North East, based in Hexham operates a community transport scheme.   Transport is regularly booked to provide accessible transport to enable our residents to access a range of outings.  ADAPT transport is paid for by Charlotte Straker and provided free of charge to residents.

Family or friends are always welcome to share a meal with loved ones. The cost of lunch is currently £6, tea is £5 and Sunday Lunch is £6.50 for family members or friends.

Routine hospital/other medical appointments.  If families are unable to take residents to medical appointments, transport and staff escorts can be organised if required. The Office Manager will issue an invoice to residents or family members (where appropriate) to cover the cost of transport and staff escort if required. The cost of providing a staff escort is currently £15.00 per hour.