Long Term Care
What is long term care?
‘Long term care’ refers to care or nursing services for people whose age, disability or illness means that they can no longer live independently. It may comprise help in a person’s own home with medical care, personal care or tasks such as shopping, cleaning or meal preparation. It can also involve respite care or a permanent move into residential care.
Who needs this type of care?
We tend to associate long term care most strongly with the elderly whose frailty, health or dementia means they need extra support, but it is also a normal part of life for many children and adults with chronic illnesses or disabilities.
Who would pay for it?
Most people have to contribute towards the cost of the care, and it can be expensive. Depending on your income and assets, you may be eligible for additional benefits or other help from the government or local authority. If not, or if you still need to raise extra money to pay for care costs, there are other methods you can use such as trusts and equity release plans, but it is essential to get expert advice before making any such decisions.
Getting the care you really need
If you or a loved one need this type of care, good advice can save you a great deal of stress and money. Dedicated to working on behalf of clients who are vulnerable and those with disabilities or chronic illnesses, Wrigleys’ experts not only advise on the best ways to fund the care, we also help people to get the services they need and deserve. If you feel that social services, the NHS or others have made an inappropriate decision about the costs or provision of care services for you or a loved one, we can represent you and challenge that decision.
Worried or confused about long term care? Call us today on 0114 267 5588.