Self Funding Care

Help self funders understand their self funding care options; understand care funding jargon and help to guide your self funding care actions.

Self Funding Care News: Help end loneliness for the elderly

April 21, 2014 in Self funding care at home 

get-togetherMany of us come into contact with lonely older people every day.  We see them on the bus, on our way to work or ambling round the local supermarket.

They will not ask for help, but they will need it.

We all have our own experiences as to how devastating loneliness can be.

 

This is why ageUK needs your help to carry on funding vital services designed to tackle and prevent the problems loneliness and isolation can bring.

These are some of the services they provide:

  • The Call in Time befriending service - this reaches almost 1,000 older people
  • Age UK Advice – AgeUKs national telephone advice line.  Which answered over 265,000 calls in 2013
  • Providing Community transport services
  • Providing Social activities
  • Running Lunch clubs for the elderly
  • Day trips to get the elderly out and about meeting new people
  • Home visits – providing practical support with everyday tasks
  • Classes including Fit for the Future - a fitness network that provides the opportunity for social interaction, including exercises to help stay fit and well.  This has helped more than 38,000 older people stay fit and healthy
  • Information guides and factsheets
  • Practical assistance to access services

You could volunteer your services to charities like these, it would be appreciated by everyone.

Self Funding Care News: Assureweb launches indicative protection tool

April 14, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 

helpiPipeline announced the launch of its new indicative underwriting decision tool on Assureweb, solely designed to help advisers meet their Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) duties.

Enabling advisers to provide instant indicative underwritten quotes, the firm says that it will speed up the selling of protection, manage client expectations at the start of the sales process and allow providers to better utilise resources for more complex enquiries.

XRAE was designed to help advisers set accurate expectations with clients from the start to meet the terms of Treating Customers Fairly (TCF). Read More

Self Funding Care: How to Get Care Home Advice

April 7, 2014 in Self funding care FAQs 

how can I self fund care at home?Choosing a care home, and understanding your funding options are just two of the dilemmas that face a lot of people who are looking to move a loved one into a care home.  But the problem that many face is knowing where to go to get care home advice that is impartial and helpful.

There are actually several routes you could go down to find advice:

1. The Internet

The Internet is a huge pool of knowledge, and it can be a great place to find care home advice from councils, charities, support groups etc.  But, one of the most useful aspects of sourcing the internet, is that you can find a great deal of information from people with actual experience.  They aren’t people who want your money, or have something to gain from you listening to them.  Instead, they are people who want to share their personal experiences – not just the good, but also the bad too.

However, it is important to remember that not everyone has your best interests at heart, so you should always be wary of websites that are only looking to make money out of you.

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Self Funding Care News: More Investment Required For Better Quality of Care For The Elderly

March 31, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 

gcgFamilies consistently rate the childcare they use higher than the care for their elderly relatives, according to the latest reviews on the Good Care Guide website.

The Good Care Guide reveal that children receive better Quality of Care than their elderly relatives, with 88% of nurseries and 91% of agencies that supply nannies recieving top marks for their Quality of Care, which is great achievement when you see that only 78% of care homes have received the same accolade. Read More

Self Funding Care Options Explained

March 24, 2014 in Self funding care FAQs 0 Comments

do I have to self fund my nursing care?If your local Trust tells you that your parent will need to self fund their care, there are still plenty of care options that they may be entitled to.

The first thing you should do is check to see if there are any state benefits that your Mum or Dad may be entitled to. Millions of pounds of benefits go unclaimed because people do not know that they are entitled to them, so make sure that they are not missing out on anything.

Some benefits that they may qualify for include: Read More

Self Funding Care News: Groundbreaking Drugs To Be Given To These Deemed Seriously Ill

March 17, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 0 Comments

drugsPatients who have life threatening or seriously debilitating conditions such as cancer and dementia will be given early access to new medicines the health secretary has revealed.

These patients would be offered the ‘ground-breaking’ new drugs, years ahead of the time which they would normally gain access to them under the ‘Early Access to Medicines scheme’.

Doctors are now able to work with patients to make innovative and promising drugs available as soon the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency signal that they have passed initial scientific assessments.

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Self Funding Care: Care Home Attendance Allowance Explained

March 10, 2014 in Self funding care FAQs 0 Comments

how can I self fund care at home?Attendance Allowance is designed to help people, financially, who are:

  • At least 65 years old
  • Need extra help with their personal needs

Those who qualify are entitled to £53 each week, if they need care assistance only during the day, or only during the night. If they need assistance during both the day and the night, they are entitled to £79.15 per week.

If you qualify for Attendance Allowance and then need to move into a care home, you may still receive the funding, dependent on your financial status.

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Self Funding Care News: Do Something Different For NHS Change Day

March 3, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 0 Comments

In 2012 a small group of healthcare staff sent a tweet ‘just one’ because they wanted to do something better for their patients.  It started what is now known as

Last year, more than 189,000 people made their own personal pledge to do something different, in their own little way to improve the care of their patients .

So far this year the total is already 280,000.

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