(a) Long Stay
All residents must be admitted based on criteria laid down by the charity trustees and long stay applicants have to complete and return an application form. An assessment will be made of their needs and will involve a home or hospital visit.
In considering applications and prioritising admissions, we pay particular attention to financial need and an applicant’s other needs which will involve considering the level of care provided by the home and existing care support.
We must give priority to residents in our existing housing and because of this the number of long stay places that become available is limited.
(b) Short Stay
One bed within Moorside is kept available for short stay admissions to offer respite or convalescent care, both for existing almshouse residents of the charity and applicants from the wider community. Subject to availability and liaison with matron, these are usually available for periods of one to four weeks.
Applicants for short stay beds have to satisfy the charity’s needs criteria as set out above. An application form has therefore to be completed. In cases of hospital discharge or acute admissions it is recognised that speedy decisions can be required and applications will be processed as quickly as possible.
Charges are usually reviewed annually with effect from 1st April. There are two scales of charges, for higher residential care and nursing care, set at the rate at which Hampshire County Council purchases care.
Assistance in payment of all, or part of, these fees may be available from Social Services and we will gladly give advice about seeking financial support.
Respite services are available both to Social Services funded residents, and private, self-funding residents. Please get in touch to find out more.
How to Apply
Because the charity provides subsidised care and accommodation for those of limited means, applicants need to complete a financial assessment to evaluate their finances.
You can download the application form here, or telephone or call into the office to collect one. Alternatively we can post a copy to you.
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Please get in touch if you have any queries or would like to apply for care services at Moorside.