Fees and Funding
Wisteria House accepts funding paid by Plymouth City Council with an additional top up paid direct to the home. Using their category system for 2018/9, Plymouth City Council would pay Wisteria House direct the following amounts - 'Standard' £509.00, 'Enhanced' - £530.00 and 'Complex' - £551.00, each category would normally be based on the number of care hours required to support an individual assessed by Plymouth City Council
For all private rooms (or fee's paid part by Plymouth City Council and part private top up) the fee's will depend on the room available. At present our private rooms start from £595.00 for a shared twin room, £695.00 for single without ensuite, £735.00 for a single with ensuite, we have some larger ensuites bedrooms from £775.00 and a few particularly very large ensuite bedrooms from £895.00.
The bedroom fee rate would include general assistance with personal care, quality of life (stimulation, activities, trips out, relationship care, etc), all meals, drinks and snacks.
Additional charges for individuals who require more assistance are usually antcipated for a residential care home, most additional fee's are for assistance with their mobility. For example an individual who requires one member of staff to assist with all transfers/mobility there is additonal £50.00 per week, if an individual requires one member of staff to assist for a long period of time an additional charge of £75.00 per week. If an individual requires two member of staff to assist with all transfers it is additional £100.00 per week. For full assistance with meals this would be calculated upon staff time required.
To have further understanding of each indvidual fee please do not hesitate to ask me or either of the registered managers Leanne or Kirsty.
All private rooms (or private top up) will be charged at one month in advance.
I have owned Wisteria House our sister home in Stoke, Plymouth for 17 years, to date all yearly increases have been in line with Plymouth City Council yearly percentage fee increase, normally increased in April each year.
For funding paid by Plymouth City Council or Continuing Health Care (CHC) your social worker will be able to explain further.
Extra costsToiletries, hairdressing, clothing, outside entertainment (singers, minibus trips, etc), chiropodist, taxi’s (normally to and from hospital appointments), staff time to appointments outside of the home, alcohol, takeaways, personal telephone to bedroom, satalite television, inappropriate or insufficient contience aid supplied or not supplied by the NHS, etc are all charged as extra costs.
Last year most people did not exceed £30 per week. This amount varies from person to person, for instance ladies who have a perm and regularly have their hair set each week and men who like to drink alcohol will incur extra costs. If a fixed amount is required this can be arranged, to allow for individuals, families and friends to budget accordingly.
Wisteria House does not make a profit or charge for the assistance with any extra costs incurred.