A guide to social care funding for older people
Most NHS services are generally free at the point of use, but social care is a different story altogether. Depending on someone’s financial situation, paying for care home fees rather than getting public funding may be required.
Millions of people need care in a residential facility or at home. It’s high on the political agenda, and potentially a confusing and worrying issue for older people and their families.
This guide looks at some of the most important issues around paying for care home fees and at-home social care:
- Who qualifies for funding towards their care home costs?
- How does funding for care at home work?
- What happens if I don’t qualify for care funding?
- How to avoid selling your house to pay for care
- Are next of kin responsible for care home fees?
- Selling your parents’ house to pay for care
- How to protect an inheritance from nursing home costs
- Where to get more information about care funding
- Equity release to pay for care
Please note: This article is provided for information purposes only and does not represent financial advice. If in doubt, you should seek independent financial advice.