Bethesda / Fees and Funding

Fees and Financial support of residents

Bethesda's fee structure is reviewed annually by the Bethesda Fund Committee and usually increased in line with inflation.

The fee level paid by individual residents of the homes is agreed by the Home Manager in accordance
 with the level of care and support received (ordinary, intermediate, higher and advanced) and is reviewed at least quarterly and amended if required to reflect changing care needs. This does mean that fees may go down as well as up. 

Bethesda also offers a shorts stays which are charged at a lower rate than the permanent service. The intention of the lower fee level is to encourage use of the respite care facility when rooms would be otherwise unoccupied. However, should a short stay transition into permanent residence the full fee rate will be charged back from the day of admission.

For more detail on the fee structure and weekly rates please refer to our scale of fees

Types of Funding

Self-funding residents:  A resident will normally be regarded as self-funding if they have savings amounting to more than £23,250.

Savings less than £23,250: When an applicant on the List of Approved Applicants has savings of less than £23,250 (or such other amount determined by the government) an application must be made to Social Services for an assessment for financial assistance before entry to the Home. 
If Social Services are not willing to support the applicant because their needs criteria are not met, the Committee may consider supporting an applicant from the Bethesda Fund if in the opinion of the Committee entry to a Home is desirable.  Such cases could include applicants of an advanced age (normally 80 years or over) where there is:
  1. difficulty in getting to chapel because of lack of transport or physical disability
  2. extreme loneliness because of location
  3. the inability to cope with living alone, perhaps because of depression or nervousness
  4. a close relative or friend already in the Home
  5. they have to live with worldly or unsympathetic relatives
  6. the burden of care falling on a relative has become too great
For more information on how local authority funding works we draw your attention to this useful summary on the parlimentary website, Social care: paying for care home places  


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