One of the main areas of concern for our clients and their families is how care is funded. We also find that due to the limited amount of help and advice that people are given when a family member is going in to care, often we are the first port of call for people when they are looking for guidance.
We can put you in touch with organisations that provide:
- Domiciliary Care;
- Retirement Accommodation;
- Sheltered Housing;
- Companionship Services;
- Gardeners, Cleaners or any organisation that can help to organise care or assistance at home which might mean that our clients can stay at home a little longer.
We can also provide you with names of financial advisers that we regularly work with and who we know to be experts in the care funding arena. Financial Planning is a major factor and something that we encourage our clients to do. In this particular area, we recommend that a member of Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) be considered as they have an externally accredited qualification which confirms their specialism in this area.
We can advise you on the way in which care is funded, and whether or not you are likely to have to fund your own care or if you might receive assistance from the local authority. We will also make sure that you know which benefits you could be entitled to, as this is often overlooked.
If you are looking in to care homes, it’s important to make sure you choose the right home for your future. We can advise you on this process and have also created a guide to get you started: Choosing a care home – a step by step guide.
If you would like to find out more about care funding, please speak to a member of our team.