Working out the financial implications of moving to a care home can be complex and daunting. To help you, here’s some basic information on the major areas you should consider and links to related resources on the internet.
Are you local authority funded? If so, it is prudent to know your rights when deciding which care home you can choose. For details and document downloads on your benefits, funding entitlements, personal allowances and other relevant information see your local authority website.
You legally have the same rights at Ashmere care homes whether you are privately funded or not. It is your personal decision on when to move to a care home and which care home to choose. During this time, your aim should be to work out how to meet the cost at the chosen care home whilst preserving as much capital as possible. There a number of websites offering advice on how to best arrange your finances. www.eldercaregroup.co.uk offers specialist independent advice within this area or try www.nhfa.co.uk
At Ashmere, we are always pleased to discuss the issues around your finances and rights of care home choice. Please feel free to talk to your chosen care home manager.
Please visit our, 'fees explained' page to find out more.