As the average age of the population increases, so does the demand of care of the elderly and infirm.
Care funding and care home funding rules are complex at the best of times, but when you or a loved one requires care quickly, it is important that you are able to access help immediately.
How Can We Help You?
Our experienced team of lawyers can guide you through every issue in this specialist area of law. We can offer assistance at any stage, including:
- Future planning and asset protection
- Advise on the cost of care and who should pay for it
- Challenging assessments with the NHS if funding is refused or terminated
- Reclaiming care home fees
Future Planning and Advice on Care
We are often asked to advise our clients on issues surrounding the funding of nursing care and how to prepare for and minimise your exposure to future charges.
It is important to consider planning for your future care needs at a time when you are fit and well. This can relieve the strain on your loved ones at an already challenging time. Our experienced solicitors can assist you in drafting a Will and completing a lasting power of attorney in case you become unable to look after your finances or welfare needs.
Challenging Care Fees
When you or a loved one is unwell and requires care, it is understandable that the cost of care and who should pay is not a primary concern.
Additionally, we have experienced an increase in the number of cases where the NHS has wrongly refused to fund care fees.
We have an excellent track record in challenging these decisions, both at the time they are made and retrospectively, recovering substantial compensation and saving money in care home fees.