Making the decision to move into a care home or helping a family member move into care can be daunting and stressful. Our planning for care package has been developed by our specialist team to support you during this time, giving you and your family legal and practical guidance on the steps you should take when arranging care in later life.
What Is Our Planning For Care Package?
Our package is a four step guide that helps you make the right decisions when arranging care for yourself or a loved one. We’ll guide you through each step and give you advice on the options available to you.
Step 1 – You’ll get a pack with information on:
- Care options
- Funding options (including NHS funding)
- Care home contracts and what to expect
- A checklist to make sure everything is covered.
Step 2 – We’ll then send you a questionnaire to help us gather information on what needs to be considered for your care.
Step 3 – Once we receive your questionnaire, we’ll arrange a face-to-face meeting with you. In this meeting we’ll discuss all the information we’ve gathered, deal with any concerns and decide on the next steps. This is all available for a fixed fee of £500+VAT.
Step 4 (optional) – If you wish, we can put you in touch with our specialists to check how your finances stand for the future. They can help you get the right information and recommend the best course of action for you.
To get started with this pack, call us on 0370 1500 100 or contact us online.
Why Do I Need A Care Support Package?
When making important life decisions, like moving into care, its best that everyone involved understands the process and any potential issues. Your package will help you and your family arrange your affairs so your future is secure.
It could also help you focus on other needs like making a Power of Attorney or updating a Will. Your care package gives you a clear checklist to ensure nothing is overlooked. There’s also the option of getting advice from our experts who can help you with any future concerns.
What Other Things Should I Consider In Later Life?
Arranging your affairs sooner gives you peace of mind that you and your family will be looked after in future. We can you help you with tasks like:
- Making a Power of Attorney – appointing someone you trust or an attorney to help with your property and financial affairs, health and /or care needs
- Writing or updating a Will
- Submitting your annual tax return
The earlier you put these in place, the easier it will be for you or a loved one to manage your affairs if you do need to move into care in future.
How Can Irwin Mitchell Help?
We’ll help make the experience of moving into care less stressful. We have many clients who’ve been in the same position so we know the concerns you might have, what to look for and how to deal with them. Our expert solicitors will make sure your care package meets your needs so you can rest assured your future is secure.
If you’d like to talk to a specialist advisor about your circumstances and costs of the package contact us online or call 0370 1500 100 today.
More Later Life Packages
We also have fixed-fee packages to help you with: