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Safeguarding Vulnerable Clients

Care Home Planning for Vulnerable Clients

If you’re concerned about your loved one’s care needs in the future and how these may be met, financially, we can help. With an aging population, we know that these thoughts are always in the back of everyone’s minds and can be a cause of some worry.

How is care funded?

You may know that, if your loved one needs ongoing care in the future, your care fees may be paid by the Local Authority or by the NHS in certain circumstances. If available, NHS funding will even apply regardless of the amount of money you have, but, with budget cuts and stretched resources on their plate, the NHS may overlook a person’s care needs in any assessment. If NHS funding does not apply, your family member may be assessed to see if you need to contribute to the fees, but there are various exceptions and exemptions to this. It can feel like a confusing situation but we are here to help you.

How we can help you

If you feel that your loved one’s care needs have not been fully recognised and that they should be entitled to fully-funded care, we can help. Equally, if you’re thinking about your own care needs in the future and want to minimise the assets which would be taken into account in any future assessment for the payment of care home fees, we would be pleased to assist you.

What we advise on

We can help you with:

  • the rules and regulations surrounding care home fee assessment
  • appealing NHS continuing healthcare funding decisions
  • planning to lower your own care fees in the future.

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