If you, or someone you care for, find that it is necessary to move into a home on either a temporary or permanent basis, it is imperative that you find the right home to suit your needs. Of course it is important that the home provides a good standard of care but you also need to consider a whole other range of issues such as your day to day living, the location of the home and if it is in easy distance to friends and relatives.
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.
In 2012, there were around 800,000 people suffering with some form of dementia – this had an estimated cost of £23 billion a year to the UK economy says the Alzheimer’s Society; this figure is even higher than the combined costs of care for cancer, strokes and heart disease.
We need to find a way to relieve the pressure on our economy, but still allow sufferers to live in their own home at the same time.
Allowing sufferers to keep their dignity is of the utmost importance.
There are several types of care home available to people looking for self funding care. Each type of care home is suitable for a different variety of personal needs, and typically these are broken into two categories: Residential Care and Independent Living.
In later life when doing the daily routine becomes a real chore, there are several options that you might choose to help make life a little bit easier. You might choose to remain in your family home whilst receiving regular visits from a Care Worker who will assist you in doing the things that you aren’t able to any more – things like cooking or getting out of bed in the morning. Another option is to move into a home where you will be taken care of on a 24-hour basis. These two are the most popular alternatives to later life living, however what does it mean if you are told you your needs will be self funded?