As you near retirement, you could be contemplating how you’ll manage the costs of long-term care, be it for yourself or a family member.
Alternatively, you could find yourself in the position that you need to care for a relative who is unable to do things for themselves. In this article, Sarah Hilton of Lovat House Care Home, informs what type of long-term help is offered who is liable for the costs and how to find out what the optimal option for your own personal situation.
First, we need to decide what type of long-term care you need if you struggle to manage with everyday errands due to disability or sickness you probably need long-term care. The first step to take is to speak to your local authority who will perform a cat needs assessment. Once this is carried out, they will decide how much care is needed, what is available, and how much of it you will have to pay for yourself. Care may be provided in your own home or in a residential care home.
If the local authority determines that you do indeed have care requirements, they will do a financial assessment to evaluate how much you need to contribute towards the cafés. The amount you need to pay depends on income, assets, and savings. If it is decided that you need to go into a residential care home your assets will probably include the value of your property if you own it.
Don’t despair if you have to contribute towards lawn care long-term care costs because there are several ways to help pay for it the best solution is to speak with a specialist financial advisor who is experienced in this area. They can help you fill in benefit claim forms and tell you where you can find further help locally.
Becoming a Carer
If you find yourself in the position you need to look up to someone contact your local authority to get a carer’s assessment because chances are you will be eligible for financial support. When you care for somebody it can be very time-consuming and leave you unable to work as before. This leads to a build-up of money worries especially if you are caring for somebody else full-time. For support as a carer visit the Carer’s UK website.