Aberdeenshire Care Home Charges In Spotlight
Councillors could raise the price of care home services. Aberdeenshire Council will hold a meeting to discuss soaring costs.
The council said rising energy and staffing costs, as well as the need to provide good quality living standards, prompted the increases.
Councillors will consider a rise in charges over a three-year period.
The new plans, if agreed by committee, will mean charges of £626 a week during 2008/09 – a rise of £46.
This will continue to go up over the next three years to £717.
The housing and social work committee will discuss the proposals on Thursday.