Posted on 7th December 2021
Posts tagged “Care fees”
Posted on 30th September 2021
Posted on 30th September 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic we have seen some upsetting examples of how elderly people have felt lost and abandoned when their families are unable to visit them in their care home.
This has been an exceptional time. In most cases your loved ones will be happy and well looked after in their care home, but it isn’t surprising that many families wanted to bring their relatives home during the outbreak.
Posted on 3rd June 2020
Family members, most frequently parents, worry about how to provide for a relative who is, or who could become, vulnerable.
Who is vulnerable?
Of course, we could all become vulnerable at some point in our lives due to accident, illness, or changes in our circumstances.
However, more generally someone could be described as vulnerable if they:
aren’t educationally or emotionally mature for their age
don’t understand how to manage their finances
depend on ‘means tested’ benefits for their day to day needs because they are unable to work, for example.
Posted on 16th July 2019
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says that nine out of 10 UK pensioners have not planned for future social care costs.
According to a new report produced by the ABI, millions might have to sell their homes or use their savings to cover the costs of their care, which could mean very little remains to leave to their families.
Posted on 31st May 2019
Selling your house to your children for less than it’s worth isn't helpful for tax or care fee planning.
Here are some of the reasons why.
Posted on 26th March 2019
The answer could be ‘yes’.
Many people are unaware that local Councils can investigate your finances if they think your cash and other assets have been deliberately reduced to avoid paying for your care.
The average cost of a care home in 2017 to18 was £750 a week. With the average length of a stay being around 30 months, a typical bill could be £90,000.
If Councils believe that someone has deliberately given away assets to avoid paying for their care, they can use ‘deliberate deprivation of assets’ rules to claw back the cost of care.