Lists of care homes
Age UK have produced a useful guide to help with choosing a care home.
Facts and information
Residential homes - if you cannot manage alone and need help with everyday tasks such as washing, dressing or going to the toilet.
Nursing homes - if you need skilled nursing care because of illness, infirmity or injury.
You can find information about residential or nursing homes in the factsheets and guides produced by Independent Age, a national charity specialising in advice and information for older people. You can download or order the factsheets and guides from their website.
You can also call the Independent Age advice line on: 0800 319 6789
Who can get help?
For more information on help available through the council please contact Access Bolton on 01204 338027 or see our Assessing your adult social care needs page.
Advice and support is available if you are considering a move into Residential or Nursing Care. Whether you are in a position to pay for your care, or need help with this, we will advise and support you through the process if needed.
If you want us to pay for your care, we will assess your needs to decide whether we can do this.
The cost of care
Many of your questions about paying for your care will be answered by the Independent Age factsheets and additional help can be found by visiting their links to other sources of help. We also produce our own payment information - including local variations to the rules.
Care home fees
|Older people care placements - weekly fee||2020/2021|
|Standard residential payment||£520|
|Care home excellence payment *
(for homes participating in the voluntary care home excellence scheme)
|Dementia high needs payment (for residents assessed as requiring specialist dementia residential or nursing care in a dedicated dementia unit)||£60|
Standard nursing payment is £530 per week, including care home excellence payments. For dementia/EMI nursing placements an additional £60 per week is paid. FNC of £183.92 per week is paid in addition to the standard nursing fees. Where FNC is paid for a placement an additional £6 per week is also paid to the care home due to historic agreements.
* All older people care homes are participating the scheme except Spennymore Residential Home.
Infection Control Fund
The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a new care homes support package. It is backed by a six hundred million pounds adult social care infection control fund. This has been introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in care homes. The response from Bolton Council’s Chief Executive Tony Oakman, to the Minister of State for Care, includes a letter and accompanying appendix.
We also provide for information.