Assessing your ability to pay for Long Term Care

There are so many tips and procedures that are needed to ensure that you find the perfect long term care provider for your elderly mum or dad. There is usually much confusion and stress that comes with making the decision as to whether care at home will be the best option for you or not however; the good news is that there are long term care advisers you can contact to advice you as to what will work best.

Every good long term care adviser will make sure you understand the cost that involves hiring a home care provider. Also, before you can find a long term care adviser it will be best if you use the internet more for your search. Being able to pay for care in your home can be quite stressful especially now that the economy is quite unstable however; if you have a long term care insurance plan, there is a lot less for your worry about financially.

There are so many people that do not know how home care payment are made and also whether they can plan ahead for it. A registered care provider is the best way of ensuring that you or your mum and dad are safe. However; there are stages by which these care providers are assessed by the Care Quality Commission. Care providers would be fully trained in all aspects of the care they will administer such as medications and handling.

Not all care providers are registered with the Care Quality Commission. Some care may be provided by informal carers such as friends or family or even a partner, however is you need to arrange professional care you can visit the Care Quality Commission website who will be able to provide you with the registered care providers in your area and any inspection reports that they have carried out. Provision of care in your own home is very expensive and if you had the same care provided within a residential care home the equivalent cost would be much less.

The average amount that care in your home will cost is between 12.50 - 20 per hour which should give you an idea as to why you need to seek special financial advice so that you can cope with the financial stress of organising care and assist you with trying to preserve your wealth. Adequate financial planning is the only way out to ensure that you are not left broke.

Freephone 0800 678 5139 Now for all you Long Term Care Advice & Needs

• What is Long Term Care?

• Things you need to consider

• How much does it cost?

• Can I stay at home?

Long Term care advice is also available from Independent Financial Advisers such as these:

SOLLA • Society of Later Life Advisers
Information on NHS Care
Carers UK