Long Term Care
With life expectancy increasing the likelihood of needing some form of care in later life is ever more probable.
Funding Long Term Care can take many forms and may be pre-planned or only addressed when the need arises. It may mean some care at home, sheltered accommodation or full residential care, with or without nursing. State Benefits may be available depending on circumstances and resources, but care often needs topping up.
At Fiducia we have the specialist knowledge to be able to guide you through the often complex options to help you make the right decisions by making use of our extensive and professional long term care planning advice::
There are options available when funding care.
Knowing your financial situation we can calculate a long term care plan.
Inheritance considerations of your family are important.
Our expert advisers know the implications.
Whether you are a carer, in need of immediate care yourself or just starting to navigate the Long Term Care advice maze please contact us for an initial no obligation discussion.
Further information about Later Life Planning:
Long Term CareNews & Case Studies
So what now for Social Care?Posted in Long Term Care on 22.06.17 Read The Queen’s speech on 21st June remained silent on the issue of Social Care and the reforms proposed in the Conservative...
Who will care for you in old age?Posted in Long Term Care, Pensions & Retirement on 05.12.16 Read As a population we are living longer, and with an ageing population the need for care is growing, with the time spent in care...
Cap on Care Costs DelayedPosted in Long Term Care on 22.07.15 Read After much speculation the Government have confirmed that the second phase of the Care Act 2014, planned to come into force in...
Sarah Travers becomes an Accredited Later Life AdviserPosted in Long Term Care on 12.05.15 Read We are delighted to announce that Sarah Travers has achieved accreditation with the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)...
NHS Funded Care – What You Should KnowPosted in Financial Advice, Long Term Care (+1 more), on 19.02.15 Read Fiducia adviser Sarah Travers explains NHS funded care and what you could be entitled to in the future.
A Guide to Long Term Care PlanningPosted in Long Term Care, Equity Release on 18.07.14 Read Sarah Travers, Financial Planner at Fiducia Wealth specialising in advice for the elderly, explores Long Term Care Planning in...
Lasting Powers of AttorneyPosted in Guest Editor, Inheritance Tax (+1 more), on 05.06.13 Read Aileen Hirst of GoodyBurrett LLP For most people today, life is busy and often complex. Apart from our working lives, our...
As life expectancy increases, the likelihood of needing some form of care in later life becomes ever more probable. The longer we live, the more likely we are to experience a range of medical conditions which leave us requiring regular professional care.
The care landscape is complex, especially when it comes to funding. The care we require in old age could include assistance in our own homes, living in sheltered accommodation or full time residential care.
All come with their own costs and funding options which in the first place need to be made sense of. State benefits may be available depending on circumstances and resources, but care costs often need topping up.
Through years of advising clients on financial planning for long term care, Fiducia Wealth has built up a wealth of specialist knowledge. Whether you are looking to make contingency plans in advance or you have immediate care costs that need taking care of, our team is on hand to guide you through the numerous options available.
With our extensive professional experience, we will help you reach the right decisions both for you and your family.
Planning for long term care
We follow a tried and tested formula in financial planning for long term care which is proven to deliver results to the satisfaction of all our clients. When you approach us for advice, we will focus on addressing the following questions:
Will your resources support you in care in the long term?
Understanding your current financial circumstances is the first step to determining what needs to be done to cover the costs of care. Whatever the shortfall between your available liquid assets and the projected care costs, that becomes the focus of our funding strategy.
What funding options are available?
There are numerous options available when planning long term care funding, from statutory state benefits to generating additional wealth from existing assets and investments. We will advise on the advantages and disadvantages of the full range of options available, including:
- Purchasing care plans
- Equity release from your home
- Generating income from investments.
We can also advise on topics such as lifetime care cost caps and thresholds for benefit entitlement.
What are the implications for your spouse or family?
Even if you have the assets to cover the costs of long term care, the inheritance considerations for your family are important. Years spent paying for care can easily wipe out even sizeable estates, leaving your children and grandchildren with nothing. Generating additional funds to mitigate this is much more preferable to most clients.
What are the tax implications?
The way you organise your finances to pay for care will also have tax implications. Our expert team of advisors will help ensure liabilities are kept to a minimum.
Whether you are a carer, in need of immediate care yourself or just starting to navigate the long term care advice maze, please contact us for an initial, no obligation discussion.