Referrals, fees and funding
How to secure a place at
Bridge, Burton and Trent Court
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us for an initial discussion. Then if you are happy to proceed, we will arrange for our Matron to visit you at home to carry out a full assessment of your or your loved one’s needs and wishes. Matron will then meet with the Registered Manager and clinical team to discuss your potential care.
After this initial process, we will provide details of the appropriate service and the associated fees. We aim to ensure that we are upfront and transparent about what we offer and what it costs.
Everyone is different, and sometimes we need to do things differently. We can be flexible to your needs and offer immediate or urgent placements if circumstances require it.
Who pays for care?
How care is paid for will depend on the individual situation. Who pays is based on an assessment of you or your loved one’s needs and (in most cases) the financial situation. For some people, the local authority or the NHS will pay the fees, and others will need to pay for themselves. In some cases, it can be a combination of these, but if the NHS is paying all or part, no further personal contribution will be necessary.
We aim to ensure that you have the very best advice and guidance as each NHS trust and local authority does things differently. We can advise you on and support you to find funding. Please be aware that this process can take time, and we are unable to confirm a moving date until we have confirmation of funding.
If you would like us to help you with this, please contact our Registered Manager, they will be happy to talk through the process with you.
You can also call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or speak your local authority or NHS trust directly.
Our fee is £2000-£2300 per week (excluding 1-1 and personal expenditure). Fees are reviewed annually as part of the Local Authority annual care review.
What is personal expenditure?
- Professional hairdressing
- Magazines and newspapers for personal reading
- Personal purchases such as fresh flowers for individual rooms, stationery, confectionery, alcoholic beverages, particular snacks and toiletries
- Clothing, shoes and slippers
- Dry cleaning
If you choose to become part of our family, we will support you or your loved one so that the transition from living at home to living in our home is as smooth as possible.
This will include visits to us to be introduced to everyone and we’ll work together to personalise your or your loved one’s room.
Individualised care plans, risk assessments, medication and other support will be in place on the day. We will also support with practical arrangements such as a change in GP, updating of care plans, establishing communication channels and financial support as well as moving personal items.
A review will be held after two weeks to see how the person is settling in and ensure that all of their needs are being met.