When it comes to elderly client issues, and paying for care our experienced team possess a wealth of knowledge and can help guide you in the right direction. However, if we cannot find a solution to your problem, rest assured as we have a vast array of contacts/organisations throughout the country that we work closely and in partnership with.
According to Age UK, the number of people aged 65 years and over is expected to rise by 65% in the next 25 years to over 16.4 million people. With this dramatic rise in our elderly population forecast, this is an area that will affect each and every one of us over the years to come.
With this in mind Nicholls Law can advise you on the options available to you from a legal and financial perspective when it comes to remaining in your own home with assistance, to the options available when considering either residential or nursing care.
We advise on what state benefits you should be receiving, what assessments should be done and whether the charges you have been assessed to pay are correct. We also help you understand your obligations around self-funding, top up fees and out of area placements.
Some of the more common questions that arise regularly include:
- What type of care will I need?
- How will it be paid for?
- Will I have to pay the full cost of care?
- Will I need to sell my home to meet the costs of my care?
- Do shared assets make a difference to my assessment?
- What if I have given assets away?
The subject of Elderly Client/Paying For Care links in closely with the other services we offer: Appointeeship/Court of Protection, Powers of Attorney, Probate & Estates, Trusts and Wills. Thus by looking at the overall picture, you can be assured that you will have all the relevant information available to you, when it comes to making these very important decisions around care in later life.