Philosophy of Care
We offer both nursing and residential care at Oak Lodge Care Home. Our philosophy starts with getting to know each person as an individual and understanding what they need, so we can provide the right kind of care to match. It’s simple: the more we know, the better we care.
Our aim is to help people stay as well as they can for as long as they can.
Imagine how great it would be to enjoy a holiday, more time with your kids or just some time to relax where you can recharge your batteries, knowing that your loved one is being looked after and cared for as you care for them yourself.
Looking after an elderly relative can be a very rewarding experience, but it also requires a big commitment in time and energy. You want to care for them and give back the love and attention they have given you over the years.
However they often feel guilty for being a burden to you and you may sometimes feel overwhelmed and in need of a rest, but don’t want to let them down. At Oak Lodge we understand this and would like to offer you the ideal solution. A period of respite care with us will provide a welcome break for you to recharge your batteries and a great change of scenery for your loved one. You can choose any period you like to stay from just a 24 hour short break up to 2 or 3 months if you’re visiting relatives abroad.
If you would like to book a stay, arrange a visit or have a chat about your requirements please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 798 0005. We look forward to hearing from you.
Oak Lodge’s residential care is for older people who find it increasingly difficult to manage at home without additional help and support. Our care is based on kindness and professionalism to ensure each Resident enjoys a fulfilling life.
Each individual’s care plan is tailored to meet their specific needs with support from our experienced and qualified teams that are available 24 hours a day.
Our staff are provided with on-going opportunities for learning and development to ensure that the care they give is not only the kindest possible, but is also delivered from a sound, professional knowledge base.
Our Residents receive professional care delivered with thoughtfulness and respect, in a friendly, homely and supportive environment, where quality of life is paramount.
At Oak Lodge we can accommodate residents with a wide range of nursing requirements and physical needs. Our registered nurses are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and specialise in providing all aspects of personal care and support. We also accommodate those residents with more complex healthcare needs.
Here at Oak Lodge, we know that money is naturally one of the biggest concerns when deciding on a care plan. How will it be paid for? Who pays for it? How much will it cost?
We know it can be confusing, so we hope the following guide on fees and funding will be helpful when deciding what to do. We also strongly recommend speaking to your social worker, doctor or family solicitor to answer any further questions. If you need a solicitor we can always recommend a local solicitor who can provide advice on Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Who pays for care?
The costs of staying in a care home are usually divided into three:
- Nursing care – provided by a qualified nurse
- Personal care – such as help with dressing, eating and washing, provided by a carer
- Accommodation – including food, heating and living costs
In some cases, financial assistance is available. It’s important to understand what that help is and how to get it.
In England, if you’ve been assessed as needing a care-home place and your assets are valued below £23,250, you should be entitled to financial support from your local authority. If you have capital below £14,250, you will be entitled to maximum support. However, you will still contribute your income, such as a pension, less £23.90 per week, which you keep for personal expenses.
If you have capital between £14,250 and £23,250 you will also pay a capital tariff of £1 per week for each £250 or part thereof between these two amounts. If your assets, which may include your home, are above £23,250 you will – in most cases – be expected to pay privately for your own care.
If your local authority is paying for your care, you can still choose where to live; it doesn’t have to be in the same county as the one paying for your care. When you choose a care home it should meet your needs as assessed by the local authority, meet their criteria, and not cost any more than they would usually pay.
If your care-home costs were more than your local authority would cover, you may be able to top up the fees through a third party, such as a member of your family. You are not allowed to top up the fees yourself if your capital is below £23,250.
If you’re assessed as needing nursing care, the NHS contributes to the costs, whether it’s you or your local authority paying for your care. This is called funded nursing care (FNC).
This funding is not paid directly to you. The NHS will pay it either directly to the care home or via the local authority.
If your nursing needs are very high, or you need nursing care due to a long-term medical condition, you may be eligible for fully funded NHS continuing care. This will be determined during your assessment for nursing costs.
Need help with your decision?
At Oak Lodge, we’re happy to talk to you about the costs of care, and the processes involved in paying for care. We’ll also fully discuss our fees before admission.