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According to the Laing and Buisson report “Care of Elderly People: UK Market Survey 2008” the average weekly costs for single rooms in private care homes for older people in England in 2008-09, is shown in the following table.
Care home with nursing Care homes Single 691 474 Sharing 584 416
Care home with nursing
People with less than £23,000 in capital can get help with the cost of residential care from their local authority social services department. According to the same report, 61 per cent. of the total cost of residential care is funded by social services, or by the national health service to cover nursing care.