Paying for temporary care in a care home

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Local authority charging rules differ when a stay in a care home is temporary, rather than permanent.

Some people go into a care home on a temporary basis to give themselves or their carers a break‚ or while they are recuperating from an illness.

Others enter a home temporarily for a ‘trial’ period to decide whether they want to live permanently in that home.

Temporary care may also be part of an ‘intermediate care’ package‚ which should be free of charge.

Our following factsheets have further information:

Advice line:
08000 223 444

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