Planning That Makes Sense

Paying for the care of yourself or a loved one can be an enormous burden that many people are just not able to cope with. Planning how to deal with the fees involved for either residential or home care allows you to consider:

What you need to pay, and how to make sure you don’t pay too much.
How to protect your assets so that the rest of the family can cope.

Pay Only What You Need To

When someone goes in to care, or home care is provided, it has to be paid for. For those unable to pay themselves, the government will provide funding. But those with assets above a certain amount will be required to pay for their care out of the proceeds of those assets.

The rules that decide whether help with all or part of those fees will be provided by the government are complex and, for those not familiar with them, often confusing. If you are not aware of all the options available, you could end up paying far more than you need to.

Good advice from a solicitor familiar with community care law will make you aware of all the help and funding options available to you, and help ensure that Social Services correctly apply financial assessment rules.

Allowing Everyone Else To Cope

There are also steps you can take to guarantee a partner has enough to live on after paying care home fees, and the right legal advice can sometimes even prevent you having to sell your family home just to fund that care.

With a background in community care law, I can provide the advice that will ensure a partner and the rest of the family still have their security. I can guide you on how Social Services will view the whole range of your assets, including jointly held assets, and even make you aware of alternative funding options that may be appropriate.

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