In the United Kingdom, there are various types of care homes available for care seekers to explore. An all-inclusive care home is one in which all of the services and amenities available within the facility are already paid for and covered by the monthly care home fees. This typically involves your accommodation and any drinks, snacks or meals you might indulge in throughout your stay.
The fee will also include any activities you participate in and the on-site facilities available to you. The fee covers the upkeep of the areas and rooms that a resident frequently uses, allowing them to continue to enjoy them for as long as possible. The cost of your care will vary depending on the area, the type of care you require, your savings and other factors.
Staying in an all-inclusive care home is extremely beneficial for older people because it alleviates much of the potential financial stress and everyday hassle that comes with upkeep a property. With the cost of living recently reaching an all-time high, a care home may be the ideal solution to the stresses that budgeting and managing a household can bring. According to the BBC, one of the primary causes of inflation is energy costs. According to the Bank of England, UK inflation could reach a startling 11% by the end of 2022. Living in a care home will provide people with that peace of mind as we head towards the colder months.
If you are eligible for funding assistance, your local council will calculate the total cost of your care and start assessing the funding from there, according to Age UK. With this information and the means test, you can determine how much you have to contribute from your financial resources. How you pay care home fees will vary from person to person, so we recommend starting with your local council, who will help guide you through the available options.
Care homes that provide an all-inclusive way of life include the majority of day-to-day services in their weekly/monthly cost. Laundry and housekeeping services, hair or beauty appointments in the salon, local day trips, and even cake and tea for visiting friends and family members can be included within the fees of a luxury care home.
The main benefit of living in an all-inclusive care home is that residents are constantly supported by a team of professionals regardless of the challenges they may face, and able to continue living their lives as they wish to, with plenty of opportunities to pursue their ongoing hobbies and interests.
Every care home has their own unique approach to care, so what you can expect from one luxury care home may differ slightly from another. However, for many all-inclusive care homes, a few aspects of residential home life will be very similar regardless of where you choose to move to. The vast majority of all-inclusive care homes will provide the following services:
Residents can expect to find excellent dining options in both private and communal areas throughout the home. Dining and any food and drink services are usually part of the inclusive fees that are paid each week/month depending on the home you choose. Many all-inclusive care homes will have their own in-house chef and kitchen staff that create nutritious meals each day from a seasonal menu.
Moving into a residential care home means that, if required, all resident personal care needs will be entirely taken care of. This means that if a resident needs help with their personal care or mobility, a member of staff will be on hand to offer any physical or emotional assistance a resident might need. In a care home, you can expect to find around-the-clock specialised care tailored exactly to your needs.
Many care homes have a variety of facilities and services on offer that are included in the overall fee. You can expect to find amenities such as a cinema room, library, garden, salon and weekly activities programme at an all-inclusive care home. These deluxe facilities enable residents to get the most out of each day, doing the things that truly matter to them. Residents can pursue their favourite hobbies or try something new, alone, or with fellow residents.
Our care home in Sheffield provides around-the-clock professional care services. Our unparalleled amenities have been thoughtfully chosen to provide residents with an abundance of choice and variety, and our focus is on providing an environment in which residents can live life to the fullest, entirely on their terms. By choosing to reside at our home you no longer have to worry about the struggles of looking after your home and keeping on top of administrative duties. We are proud of the strong community feel we have created at our home and are confident that anyone living here truly feels part of The Porterbrook family.
We are proud at The Porterbrook to be able to provide free access to a GP, dentist, and optician while you are a resident. We provide a variety of care options, including Residential Care, Dementia Care, and Respite Care, to ensure that each and every one of our residents receives the care that meets their needs.
Below is a more comprehensive list of what to expect from an all-inclusive care home, such as The Porterbrook:
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our care services or facilities at The Porterbrook Care Home. To speak with one of our helpful staff members, please call 0114 266 0808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact us by filling out our online Enquiry Form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.