Paying for care home services is likely to be one of the largest financial commitments we will make in our lives. Care and support services in England have never been free and most people must pay something towards their own care, with some having to pay for all the costs.
If you are paying privately for your care, there is much to know to ensure you get what you are rightfully entitled to in the way of local authority or NHS or welfare benefits. There are also specially designed financial products that can undertake to meet the shortfall in income to cover the cost of care. You may find it helpful to speak to a specialist care funding adviser to help review your financial position and the funding options available to you to help ensure you receive the state support you are entitled to and that your care is affordable and help meet the fees for the rest of your life.
These are just a few helpful sites where you can find out more about funding care for you or your relatives:
Age UK http://www.ageuk.org.uk
Independent Age http://www.independentage.org
Care Aware http://www.careaware.co.uk/
The Money Advice Service https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
Paying for Care http://www.payingforcare.org
Disclaimer: These sites are intended to be used as a resource only and do not represent any recommendation or endorsement from Watermoor House RCH.