Who has to pay for dementia care?
As dementia is not looked at as a healthcare need, it is not covered by the NHS. If your assets (including your home and savings) are worth:
Less than £14,250 — your local authority should pay the full cost;
£14,250-£23,250 — you’ll be expected to make a contribution, with your local authority paying the rest;
More than £23,250 — you will have to pay the full cost of your care. If you have a partner who still lives in a property that you both own then you won’t be forced to sell the property.
According to healthcare consultants LaingBuisson:
36% of dementia sufferers are fully council-funded;
13% are partly-funded by their local authority;
44% are entirely self-funded;
Just 7% are funded by the NHS.