Funding your care is an important aspect to consider when choosing the right home that suits your specific care needs. Our staff are more than happy to answer any questions you have regarding funding. You can find contact details on our care home page to get more information on fees. However, there are important aspects to consider when choosing your care home and we have provided some information to guide you with the process

Needs Assessment

You are entitled to a free needs assessment from your local council if you are over the age of 65. The council are then able to carry out a thorough report on the type of care that you require, what financial support you may be entitled to and it can also help you choose your ideal home.

Even if you think you are not eligible, a needs assessment can make the process of choosing the right type of care that much easier. You should still contact your local council or other support groups, such as Age Scotland, to give you more information.

A needs assessment could potentially lead to financial support, depending on your previous income, benefits, capital assets and other financial circumstances. You will also be given guidance on how to finance the right type of care you require.

Funding Your  Care

Meallmore is a private health care service and you may be  responsible for financing your own care fees.

After you apply for your needs assessment, you may find that you are eligible for some financial support from your local council. These figures may vary depending on your assets, such as property and savings, your dependency status and where you live. Your family and friends can also provide support , if willing, to help cover the full cost of your care fees.

Arranging care fees can be a difficult and confusing process so be sure to reach out to family and friends for support. You can also contact us for more information regarding fees and payment.

Finding Support

Care Information Scotland provide important details regarding financial aid and funding your care. You can visit their website or call 0800 011 3200 for more information.

Age Scotland is passionate about ensuring that the elderly get the help and support they deserve. They provide a full fact sheet of information regarding finance on their brochure or you can get in touch with them on 0333 32 32 400.

Citizens Advice Scotland can give you information regarding your assets and what happens to your belongings once you go into care. You can visit their website or find your local branch to discuss your options.


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