Financial care planning - why you need to plan
It's never too early to start planning for your future care needs.
Our top ten things to think about will help you to plan your future care, even if you don't need support at the moment.
Not everybody gets funding from the council. Even if you do, the amount you get may not be enough to completely cover the cost of your care. If this happens you will need to think about how you are going to pay towards your care costs or even pay for it all yourself.
You will need to pay for your own long-term care if:
Few people will be able to pay for long-term care from their pension or other regular income. Depending on the value of your savings, assets and income, you may have to pay for some or all of your care.
Check which benefits you are entitled to before you do anything.
Funding from the NHS
Free NHS Continuing Healthcare may be available if you have a disability or complex medical problem.