Getting care funded for your elderly parents or relatives can be complex and complicated. There’s lots of paperwork and form-filling, and lots of different types of funding…… some is means tested and some isn’t.
We’ve tried to lay out the funding options for you in these following sections. There are 3 overall sources of funded care – the state – through the benefits system, the local authority and the NHS.
Attendance Allowance is a benefit that can be provided for those over the age of 65 who need help with social and personal care because they physically or mentally disabled.
Local Authority funding can be granted to those with assets below £23,250 who need assistance with daily living. The higher the level of need, the more funding provided.
NHS Continuing Care is care that is arranged and funded by the NHS free of charge outside of hospital. It is available for people who need ongoing healthcare and meet certain criteria