Care Fees

Care Fees

There are many things to consider when choosing a care home and you may feel overwhelmed at the decisions you are facing. One factor to consider will, understandably, be the financial aspect.This page provides the key details of our fees and what to expect. Should you have any further questions, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions.Alternatively, you may find it helpful to arrange to visit The Dower House and meet our team.

Paying your fees

Your fees are due in line with a four-weekly charging period. Before you first move in you will be charged in advance to the end of the current charging period. Subsequently your payments will be due by standing order for four-week periods.

Any additional services, such as hairdressers, physiotherapy and newspapers are billed at the end of each four-week period.

Fee increases

Fees are reviewed each year in March and fees generally increase in line with the rate of inflation according to the CPIH (Consumer Prices Index including Housing costs) unless major changes in legislation or sector regulations significantly increase our costs in providing your service. For example, where the fee rate is £1,000 per week and the CPIH 12-month inflation rate for March is 2%, the new fee rate will become £1,020 per week.

Residents and their representatives are consulted before fee increases are implemented and receive two months’ notice in writing of the amount of any increase. On receipt of the increase notice residents may either:

  • Do nothing, in which case the fees will increase in line with the notification, or
  • Give written notice that they wish to leave. In this case, we allow 28 days from the date of their notice, for them to move out before the fee increase will apply.


For all stays at The Dower House, whether on a short- or long-term basis, a security deposit is required to be paid. This deposit is held in a separate bank account and is to protect us against the risk of your non-payment of fees or any damage which may be caused to our property by you. Therefore, it is only in these circumstances that we will seek to deduct any sums from this security deposit, and any deductions which we propose to make will be clearly set out in an invoice or final statement of account and supported by evidence. The resulting balance will be returned to you within 28 days of the end of the agreement.

Long stay residents

The deposit required from all long stay residents is £2,000.

Current room fees per week, for long stay residents, are as follows:

  • Standard bedroom - £2,125
  • Larger bedroom - £2,170
  • Bedroom with ensuite shower - £2,190

Short stay residents

Short stays are suitable for instances such as when you are recovering from an illness or operation, require general convalescence or simply wish to take a short holiday with the additional benefit of personal care and support.

Should you need to increase the length of your stay this is possible with one-week increments, subject to availability.

Short stays require a deposit of £700.

The room fee for any short stay is £2,170 per week.

Additional services

All residents can choose from a range of additional services which are charged separately. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Newspapers
  • Hairdressing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropody
  • Guest meals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Purchases from the resident’s shop
  • Dry cleaning

Hospital stays

If you are admitted to hospital, your fees remain unchanged for two weeks. If you remain in hospital after that time, your fees will reduce by 15%. After six weeks in hospital, we will review arrangements with you, your family or next of kin.

"The Sunday lunch was absolutely delicious, like a 5-star hotel, very tasty and beautifully presented."

"I just wanted to thank everyone at The Dower House for a lovely time at the weekend. I am altogether so impressed with the very high standard of care and friendliness of everyone I have met. Such cheerful staff and so committed. I have never experienced anything like it and I have been in many care homes over the years, visiting. The Sunday lunch was absolutely delicious, like a 5-star hotel, very tasty and beautifully presented. Compliments to the chef and helpers. The dignified way everyone deals with the residents is admirable. How lucky they are to be with you."

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