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.
Councils across England have raised concerns about the government’s plan to “cap the amount of money people in England spend on their social care” (BBC News).
The planned reforms that are set to affect how our social care system for adults works, aim to cap how much certain people pay towards their care (whether in their own home, a Care Home or a Nursing Home). The cap is intended to be £72,000 at which point individuals would be able to apply for assistance from their local council to help fund their care.
The reforms have already been controversial, as there has been concerns raised as to what is actually included towards that overall cap. However, nine out of every 10 councils that were asked (152 England-based councils, in total) are worried that a lack of funding will throw the scheme into chaos, with questions raised as to who will cover the costs.
England’s Care Homes have had a bad reputation for quite some time, with the newspapers often full of horrific stories of failures amongst the places that millions of people put their faith in the hands of, every single year. More over, living in a Care Home is not cheap by anyone’s standards, and when you are paying thousands of pounds – for either yourself or an elderly relative – it is highly likely that you want to know that you are going to get what you have paid for.
Dementia is one of the most worrying diseases currently in existence. But, if you could take a simple blood test to determine your chances of getting the illness, would you take it? This could be an option, in the future, thanks to research currently being conducted.
A group made up of Scientists from various research groups and universities have been working together, comparing the blood of people who fit into three groups:
- Those who are Healthy
- Those who have a Mild Cognitive Impairment
- Those who have Alzheimer’s Disease
They compared the different types of blood, and were able to predict with 87% accuracy whether each of the patients would go on to have Alzheimer’s Disease.