As a nation we are living longer. As a consequence, more of us require assistance in meeting our daily needs in our twilight years. There is a balancing act between what the State can and should provide in meeting our care needs and what we should provide for ourselves.
We have an experienced team who can consider your specific family circumstances and advise you on understanding and negotiating the complicated rules and regulations regarding Local Authority Funding for care, Registered Nursing Care Contributions, NHS Continuing Care and State Benefits. The Team can also assist in challenging financial decisions made by the Local Authority or Primary Care Trust.
It is important that at a time when you are fit and well, you consider planning for your future care needs. This can be achieved through the careful drafting of your Wills, Living Wills, consideration of lifetime giving, and by making sure that you have attorneys to look after your finances and medical and welfare needs if you become unable to do so yourself in the future.
If you, or a loved one is suddenly and unexpectedly facing decisions regarding the immediate provision and funding of care, it is essential that you are fully informed of the financial assistance you are legally entitled to and that you understand the implications of proposed family arrangements to meet care needs before committing yourself.
If you have an enquiry or you would like to find out more about our services, why not contact us?Call Us On 0330 404 0773
Solicitors for the Elderly
Two members of our team are members of 'Solicitors for the Elderly', an independent, national organisation of lawyers, who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. Robert Chalmers is registered under Norwich and Thetford, Lynn Wicks is registered under Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, and Janette Wand and Louise Cardwell are registered under Ipswich.
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