Cost of Care

As people grow older they may require various levels of care, whether at home or if necessary into a care home where they can get special and more help and assistance.

Paying for this care can be very costly and many Councils are waking up to the cost and making individuals use their own savings and income first. The quality of care comes at a cost and it can be varied and complicated. Looking after a loved one at home or in a care home may require you to make quick and difficult decisions.

Thinking about these in advance will help in the long run. This is where we can help.

How much will you need to pay for long term care?

Can you obtain help from the NHS as a result of disability, accident or illness?

Can your Local Authority provide funding for long term care?

If you have a property or assets you may not be eligible and under these circumstances you may not qualify and have to be Self-Funding i.e. use your own assets, savings and investments first.

We can assist you to assess what benefits you are entitled to. You may be entitled to a Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independent Payment Attendance Allowance, Council Tax discounts or exemptions. You may also be entitled to state and pension credit and you may be entitled to a Carers Allowance.

Having savings does not necessarily rule out your claim for benefits, but the legislation is different for each benefit and requires a good level of skill and knowledge to assess any entitlement to Care or Benefits. We can help you through this minefield to ensure you get your full entitlement.

For further information and to find out how we can help you, please contact us to request an initial meeting (for which we will take the cost) to discuss any benefits or allowances you may be entitled to