Elderly people are often misled when it comes to paying for care
The recent media reports about the appalling state of the UK care system and the demise of Southern Cross continues to generate misinformation when it comes to information about paying for care.
Just because you have savings over the current thresholds DOESN’T mean you necessarily have to pay for care. What most media reports completely omit to mention is that the NHS has a duty to fund care for people with health needs.
Many elderly people are forced to sell their homes and lose everything they have because local authorities, the NHS and the media consistently fail to inform people about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. This is NHS funding that covers 100% of the costs of being in a care home.