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Care Home costs soar - £70,000 a year

Care Home costs soar - £70,000 a year

A recent article in the Times Newspaper has highlighted the soaring cost of care homes in Scotland. 

Over the last decade the costs of care home places have risen by 80% many care homes are closing as they fail to make ends meet as many private care residents stay at home as long as possible.

In Scotland the average weekly charge for a care home can range from £1,000 to £1,500.

State funding is heavily means tested in the UK and if you have more than £33,000 of capital you will be expected to fund your own care home places.

Many families caring for a relative will want to ensure that they can remain in there own homes for as long as possible.