The term “residential care” refers to a system of non medical custodial caring for the elderly which can be provided in a single family residence, a retirement residence or in any appropriate facility including a nursing home.
Being able to acquire the money necessary to pay for residential care fees in old age is a growing issue for a great many people here in the United Kingdom. As life expectancies continue to extend, more of us can expect to require some type of long term care for the elderly.
How to take good care for aging parents or family members is not something that is taught in school or commonly discussed in the open. Many families feel it is their obligation to do it for a loved one at home. With many excellent options available to seniors, and education to families, the consideration to place a family member into a facility is important. They can be around their peers, be with professionals who can give the care and attention necessary as well as enjoy a social, active lifestyle. This allows the family to have quality time during visits and changes the outlook of the future of seniors.
While the state can help with some residential care fees costs, eligibility for assistance is limited and plenty of people find themselves over the threshold for support so it is essential to be aware of available financial residential care fees options for you.
Being prepared and knowledgeable about these options is very important should an event occur that would cause you to need immediate placement in a facility. However, you owe it to them and to yourself to be as prepared as possible when the time comes that your parents can no longer do everything, even caring for themselves.
None of us likes to think about the day when we may no longer be able to do things for ourselves but instead have to rely on others to do the caring for us. If you or a relative are thinking about going into elderly care in the UK, you will have questions about how it gets paid for.
At Care Fees Planning, as the proven professionals in this type of payment costs in caring for the aged, we are here to help you in the problem of payment of residential care fees for your elderly loved ones
Please contact us by phone or use the contact form for professional financial advice on residential care fees.