Local authority care assessments: Part 2 – High Court rulings

Means testing for elderly care... Landmark rulings mean more people could receive free local authority care We previously posted a starter guide to getting assessed by your local authority if you need care at home. We also mentioned…

Services for financial planners and advisers

Do you advise your clients on long-term care? Financial planners and financial advisors: Now you can help your clients gain even greater financial security – with specialist information about NHS funding for care. As you know... just…
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Daily top tip: How to protect your home from care fees

Take advice before you move out of your home The Intergenerational Foundation has today suggested that elderly people should be encouraged to move out of their homes into smaller ones - to free up housing stock. However, what has not been…

Local authority assessments: Part 1 - How to get started

Means testing for elderly care - make sure your local authority has assessed you properly At Care To Be Different, we focus primarily on nursing care, full-time care and NHS Continuing Care. However, if you’re still living at home…

Services for solicitors

Do you handle LPAs, Wills and trusts? Private client solicitors - now you can help prevent your clients being wrongly charged for care. When your clients are facing decisions about long-term care, it's often hard for them to know what to…

Malnutrition in hospitals: Elderly still denied care

Last week's Channel 4 news report about Ken Rasheed, an 80-year-old man with Parkinson's Disease, once again brings shame and disgrace on the way our hospitals and 'health'care system treat elderly people. It would seem that little has changed…

Southern Cross Healthcare Care Homes: Check whether your relative is affected

Find out what's happening with each Southern Cross Healthcare care home If your relative is in a Southern Cross care home, you may be concerned about who'll be taking over the home, now that the Darlington-based Southern Cross group has collapsed. The…

Daily top tip: NHS Continuing Healthcare - can your GP help?

Can you rely on your GP for long-term care advice? For many families, the first port of call for help and advice about long-term care is their GP. However, many families find that GPs are not always familiar with the care fees system, nor…

Daily top tip: How reliable is the care information you're given?

One of the biggest challenges you face when an elderly relative needs care is where to go for advice and what to ask. Very often (and especially if you have savings) your local authority and/or NHS may not be overly helpful in providing advice…

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