Care Home Fees Solicitors

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Care home fees specialists

The subject of care home fees is of great concern to many people. With the average weekly cost of a nursing home being around £888, it’s easy to understand why. Planning now for how you will manage care home fees can give you peace of mind for the future.

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Who Pays For Care Home Fees?

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.

  • NHS Continuing Healthcare

In some cases, 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 relevant.

  • 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 You Plan For Your Care Home Fees?

On average, individuals stay in care homes for 4.3 years. This could leave you and your estate with a bill of £175,000 or more. It is important, therefore, that you plan for how you will manage these costs.

At Levi Solicitors we can provide specialist advice on planning for your care home fees. This advice will be tailored to your needs and could include, for example:

  • Ensuring that your will (and that of your spouse or partner) is structured in the best way to protect your loved ones’ inheritance.
  • Advice on whether you may be eligible for CHC or other funding.
  • Challenging decisions on care home funding

For years there have been many unregulated firms who have advised people to make gifts of their properties into trusts in order to avoid paying care fees. They often provided poor advice and didn’t make their clients aware of the potential risk involved. If you have carried out some planning of this nature and you are unsure about the advice you received, let us know and we would be happy to look into it for you.

Why Choose Our Solicitors To Deal With Your Care Home Fees?

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Our team is made up of specialist solicitors with many years of experience in advising on care home fees. The department is headed by Andrew Milburn who is a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and is an accredited member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers. All of our solicitors are Dementia Friends.

We are delighted that our team have been nationally recognised as experts in their field. We were awarded Highly Commended in the Private Client Team of the Year – Wills and Probate in the Modern Law Private Client Awards 2023. And are proud winners of the prestigious Private Client Team of the Year – Boutique at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2023.

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Our team are knowledgeable and experienced. We will listen to your requirements regarding your care home fees, and give you straightforward, practical advice with no legal jargon.

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We have offices in LeedsLeeds North (Moortown) and London.  However, we can assist you with your care home fees issues wherever you are. We can have meetings with you by telephone or video call.

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We understand that you will want to know how much everything will cost. We will give you clear costs advice from the outset.

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Life can be busy. So to make life easier, we offer out of hours appointments to our clients to discuss care home fees issues. You can meet with us until 8pm on a Wednesday or until midday on a Saturday.

Book an appointment online or call us today on 0800 988 7756 for an initial discussion about care home fees with our specialist solicitors. Our telephone lines are open 8.30am – 9pm, seven days a week.

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Wills and Probate Team

Andrew Milburn


0113 532 7189

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

Connor King


0113 468 4097

Connor King is a solicitor in our wills, probate and estate planning team. Read More.