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I don’t think we are going to be able to afford care…
From the start, one of the aspects of arranging care that most shocks many families is the amount it costs. If you’re feeling the financial pinch, and this is causing you worry, it’s important to realise you’re not alone. It’s the same for everyone.
Clearly, elderly care isn’t free, and Elder is no different. But, while the initial shock may fill you with doubt as to whether you’re able to afford live-in care, it’s really important to get help in exploring all the available funding sources.
It’s a complex world out there, where there is huge variety in the available financial support depending on needs, finances and location.
Care funding calculator
Our unique funding calculator helps your family to understand the funding streams you may be open to your family. Get your estimate by clicking HERE.
Luckily, funding is something we know an awful lot about, and you may be surprised how far our knowledge and support can get you. We’ve helped a lot of families receive the money they need to fund care.
We do this in two key ways. Firstly, by using our knowledge of the system. This means we have a clear understanding of your rights, as well as the usual barriers involved in claiming assistance from a local authority.
Secondly, it’s also about the connections we’ve built from dealing with councils day in, day out. The result is we know the exact person we need to speak with to get your issue resolved as quickly as possible. About 90% of the time, this is how we help families.
We can help you
Remember, we’re only a call away. Here are some of the ways we most often help families:
1) Liaise directly with your local council or clinical commissioning group to ensure you’re getting the funding options you’re entitled to.
2) Advise on the different types of funding available, and use our unique funding calculator to point you in the direction of potential sources.
3) Use our relationships with local councils to get to the bottom of any issues you may be experiencing.
4) Put you in touch with equity release experts, Key Retirement, who can show you how their Live-in Care Plan can help pay for care from your property.
5) Simple templates that you’re able to personalise to contact your local authority.
We understand that often you’re busy, and dealing with the back and forth of care funding may not be feasible. So, if you’d like, we can speak to the council directly for you.
Or, if you’d prefer, we can coach you on your rights so that you know who to speak to and what to say. We can even provide you with a letter or email templates you can use to contact your local authority more effectively.
For example, if you’re writing to request direct payments, we’re able to provide you with a letter that you’re able to use as the basis of your application. All you have to do is add a bit of simple personalisation.
Did you know?
When you’re managing your care finances with Elder, you can do everything with the tap of a button using the My Elder app. If you’re funding care with direct payments, this makes record-keeping unbelievably simple.
In general, we find most families are quite surprised when they discover the amount of expertise, advice and support we’re able to provide.
So, if you’re feeling stressed, unsure how you’re going to afford care, it’s important to know we’re on your side, at the other end of the line. All you need to do is call.