The cost of a care home is very expensive. In the UK you can expect to pay on average around £31,200 a year in residential care costs, rising to over £43,732 a year if nursing care is necessary. The cost of residential care can vary considerably by location and depends on whether you also require nursing or dementia care. So when choosing a care home, make sure to do your due-diligence, so you get the best for your money.
A care needs assessment will determine the type of care and support you need. If you do require nursing or dementia care your costs are likely to be more than for straightforward residential care. It is important to bear in mind that although you may not need nursing care now, this could change in the future.
It is important that you are happy in your choice of care home and that it has the right facilities for you. To a great extent what you will need from a care home is determined by the assessment carried out by your local Adult Social Services department.