Sample Menu of Care template

This page shows a sample Menu of Care Template.  When you create your own template you will be able to set your own values for all the variables, and these will be saved in our secure database.  When you create a new menu of care for one of your residents, these values will be used to calculate the full costs of providing the care required, and the menu of care will be saved in our database for future reference.  Naturally, you will be able to amend any of the values stored in your template or your Menus of Care at any time.  This gives you full control over the way your costs are calculated.

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Menu of Care template

A Total fixed costs £118,960.71
B Total fixed staff costs (+ 40%) £208,192.50
C Total annual fixed costs (A + B) £327,153.21
D Total annual fixed costs + 12% profit (C x ((100 + 12) ÷ 100)) £366,411.60
E Total weekly fixed costs ((D ÷ 365.25) x 7) £7,022.26
F Allowing for 12% underoccupancy, the basic cost of maintaining each bed for one week is:
(E ÷ (number of beds x ((100 - 12) ÷ 100)))
£319.19

Care staff are paid £9.00 per hour, and we add 40% to account for holidays, NI, Sick Pay and Tax.  This gives a total of £12.60 per hour.  Therefore the the cost per care-minute is exactly £0.21.

Nursing staff are paid £11.00 per hour, and we add 40% to account for holidays, NI, Sick Pay and Tax.  This gives a total of £15.40 per hour.  Therefore the cost per nursing-minute is approximately £0.26 (we will use the more accurate value of £0.256666).

Taking £319.19 as the basic charge for individual users, we will add the following additional charges according to the needs of the user:

  • If the user is incontinent of urine, we will add 15 care-minutes 4 times per day for 7 days = £88.20 per week.
  • If the user is incontinent of faeces, we will add 20 care-minutes 4 times per day for 7 days = £117.60 per week.
  • If the user is incontinent of both, we will add 20 care-minutes 4 times per day for 7 days = £117.60 per week.
  • If the user requires incontinence pads, we will add £0.70 for each pad used.
  • If the user is catheterised, we will add 10 care-minutes for emptying the user's bag 3 times per day for 7 days, plus 60 nursing-minutes for maintaining the user's catheter = £59.50 per week.
  • If the user requires the assistance of one carer to mobilise, we will add 6 care-minutes for each of 12 moves per day for 7 days = £105.84 per week.
  • If the user requires the assistance of two carers to mobilise, we will add 12 care-minutes for each of 12 moves per day for 7 days = £211.68 per week.
  • If the user requires the assistance of two carers and a hoist to mobilise, we will add 20 care-minutes for each of 12 moves per day for 7 days = £352.80 per week.
  • If the user requires minor assistance to dress and undress, we will add 6 care-minutes twice a day for 7 days = £17.64 per week.
  • If the user requires full assistance to dress and undress, we will add 12 care-minutes twice a day for 7 days = £35.28 per week.
  • If the user requires minor assistance to wash, we will add 6 care-minutes twice a day for 7 days = £17.64 per week.
  • If the user requires minor assistance to bathe or shower, we will add 10 care-minutes twice a week = £4.20 per week.
  • If the user requires full assistance to wash, we will add 12 care-minutes twice a day for 7 days = £35.28 per week.
  • If the user requires full assistance to bathe or shower, we will add 20 care-minutes twice a week = £8.40 per week.
  • If the user requires minor assistance to eat, we will add 12 care-minutes 3 times per day for 7 days = £52.92 per week.
  • If the user requires minor assistance to drink, we will add 8 care-minutes 4 times per day for 7 days = £47.04 per week.
  • If the user requires full assistance to eat, we will add 20 care-minutes 3 times per day for 7 days = £88.20 per week.
  • If the user requires full assistance to drink, we will add 10 care-minutes 4 times per day for 7 days = £58.80 per week.
  • If the user requires a special diet, we will add £2.15 twice a day for 7 days = £30.10 per week.
  • If the user is PEG fed, we will add £26.00 for 7 days, plus 120 nursing-minutes = £212.80 per week.
  • If the user needs prompting with medication, we will add 3 care-minutes 3 times per day for 7 days = £13.23 per week.
  • If the user needs full assistance with medication, we will add 5 care-minutes 3 times per day for 7 days = £22.05 per week.

Try it!  Create a new Menu of Care using the sample Template