| Care home fees

The subject of care home fees is of great concern to many people. With the average weekly cost of a nursing home being around £790, it’s easy to understand why.

Care home funding is quite complicated, and when somebody moves into care there can be many different parties involved. Also, people have very different experiences depending on where they live.

Incorrect decisions are often made and if they go unnoticed or unchallenged, they could prove very costly. It is vital that you understand the system from the outset and are kept fully informed about what is going on. Having some expert advice or assistance can prove to be invaluable.

Who pays for care?

  • NHS continuing healthcare

It is possible that the NHS may have a duty to pay for the costs of care. This is known as NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC). Whether or not a person is eligible for CHC will depend upon their individual care needs. This is not means tested so the individual’s financial position is not of relevance.

  • NHS funded nursing care

If an individual is not eligible for CHC, they may still be eligible for NHS Funded Nursing Care. This is a fixed amount paid directly to a nursing home to pay for registered nurses employed by the home.

  • Local authority

If the person going into care does not qualify for CHC, the local authority may have a duty to pay some or all of the costs. This will be based on the individual’s financial position and is subject to a means test.

How can we help?

At Levi Solicitors we can provide specialist advice on protecting your assets against being used to pay for your future care home fees.

Our solicitors are approachable and straightforward. We are dedicated to providing a personal service and work with you to put together advice tailored to you. Where possible we like to meet our clients face to face (either at one of our offices or at your home if you prefer). Alternatively, we can conduct meetings via Skype.

We are proud to offer transparent and fair pricing and will explain our fees at the outset.

Contact us today for a FREE initial discussion with our specialist team.

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Andrew Milburn

Andrew Milburn

PARTNER


T. 0113 297 3181
E.amilburn@levisolicitors.co.uk

Andrew is a partner and head of our wills, probate and estate administration department.

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