Abigail Lodge Weekly Fee & Information Sheet

We provide care for those who are funded by their Local Authority as well as those paying for their own care.

For those paying for their own care, we now provide an indicative weekly fee:

Our fees for people paying for their own care start from: 

  • Residential Care £955.00* per week
  • Nursing Care £1002.00* per week
  • Dementia Care £1110.00* per week

*Any financial contribution by the NHS for nursing care is paid directly to the care home and not included in these indicative prices.

For those receiving funding from their Local Authority or NHS Trust, an additional top-up contribution may need to be paid to contribute towards the difference between that paid by the Local Authority and the care home fee.  A top-up fee is usually paid by another person, usually a relative or significant person in your life.

The final fee is dependent upon an individual’s requirements and needs, as identified during the care needs assessment, the length of stay and the size and facilities of the room chosen. This will be discussed and agreed prior to moving into the home, as will arrangements for paying the weekly fee.

If you are paying for your own care, your fees will be reviewed annually in line with inflation, local market circumstances and/or changes in statutory or regulatory minimum wage system or if there are significant increases to the cost of providing care homes services as a result of changing regulatory rules or the law. Further details can be found within our Terms and Conditions which are published on our website. Your fees may also change where your care package or funding changes or you request a move into a different room.

You may be entitled to support with your Care Home fees. We recommend you seek confidential and independent, professional advice. Your care home manager can provide details of your local Symponia member (independent financial advisors who specialise in planning for care home fees). 

The Weekly Fee includes:

  • Care and support services, including regular reviews
  • Your food and dining service, including drinks and snacks
  • Magic Moments Together activities programme
  • Accommodation which includes:
    • Your own furnished room and access to all the Home’s facilities
    • laundry and housekeeping (excluding dry cleaning)
    • utilities
    • activities, lifestyle programme and resident day trips
    • furniture for your room and maintenance of the home and grounds
    • WiFi internet access in some areas of the home

Care types: [insert care home care types offered separated by a comma e.g. Residential, Nursing, Dementia Nursing, Dementia Residential, Respite, Palliative, Intermediate Care]

Key features of our home:
Our home has accommodation for up to 60 residents. We always operate at safe staffing levels, linked to the care needs of residents and monitored through a robust digital dependency tool.

Facilities: Ensuite Rooms Available, Shared Rooms Available, Choice Of Lounges, Lift, Own Furniture if Required, TV Point In All Rooms, Wi-Fi, Garden, Patio, Close to Local Shops, Near Public Transport, Minibus or Other Transport, Wheelchair Access, Hairdresser on Site.

Little extras that are outside of the weekly fee

To make you feel at home, we also offer a number of extra treats and services that you may wish to purchase when you move in. 

Additional services include: 

  • Professional hairdressing – please ask if you would like the current price list
  • Magazines and newspapers at cost
  • Items such as fresh flowers for personal rooms, stationery and confectionery, alcoholic beverages, particular snacks and toiletries

In the absence of free provision by the NHS, the following may also be provided and charged in addition to the weekly fees: 

  • Chiropody
  • Opticians chargeable based on funding for Glasses only
  • Dentistry chargeable based on funding
  • Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy
  • Audiology
  • Taxi to appointment (when patient transport is not appropriate) according to meter.

Details of the current charges for these services are available from the Home Administrator or Home Manager.

Accompanying residents to outside appointments 

If you require assistance and a family member or friend is not available to accompany you to an appointment (hospital, outpatient or other medical or social appointment) a member of our team will be happy to accompany you for a small charge of £25 per hour with travel charged at cost. Just ask the Home Manager for more information…

Insuring your valuables 

If you wish to bring personal belongings or valuables into our Home you really should consider arranging your own insurance cover. We have our own insurance, of course, but it normally only covers theft and fire damage. Things like accidental loss and damage or unexplained disappearance of items are not covered. It’s important to remember that large parts of the home are communal areas and accessible to other residents and their visitors. 

If you are unsure whether to bring particular items with you to the home, please speak with the Home Manager who will be able to confirm the security arrangements at the Home and the steps both you and we can take to keep your possessions safe.

If you want to get in touch with us directly, please call [home phone number]

Information correct at: [inert today’s date]