Long term care fees planning

With life expectancy increasing, more and more of us are likely to need care in later life. When you or a relative needs care, often you can be faced with not only the emotional concerns, but also the worry about how the care fees will be paid.

At Birkett Long IFA, we understand that this will be a difficult time for you and your family, with important decisions needing to be made regarding finances and the type of care required. Birkett Long solicitors and Birkett Long IFA work together to help you through this complex area, with their financial and legal expertise

Long term care is the provision of services and care to those with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves, or need assistance with daily practical matters. This care can be provided at the person’s own home,  in a nursing home or a residential home.

Birkett Long IFA’s independent financial advisers, alongside Birkett Long’s solicitors, assist families and attorneys by providing the most suitable financial options for meeting long term care costs based on bespoke solutions, along with the legal aspects. Below are some typical questions:

  • What are the best options for funding long term care?
  • How do I know if I am entitled to any help from the NHS or local authority?
  • Can I fund my care while still ensuring there is money for my children to inherit?
  • Can my house be used to help fund my care, and how should I do this?
  • What happens if I lose capacity to make decisions?
  • Should I make a will and lasting power of attorney?

If you would like more information on long term care planning, please contact Nicola Ward on 01206 217308 or nicola.ward@birkettlong.co.uk.

  • Nicola Ward
      • Nicola Ward
      • Director and Head of Birkett Long IFA LLP
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  • Paul Chilver
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Birkett Long IFA’s specialist independent financial planning managers will explore the long term care options available to you. We will advise on the financial implications of long term care funding, including , annuities, investment arrangements, equity release and pensions, or selling your home.

Both Nicola Ward and Paul Chilver hold the certificate in Long Term Care Insurance.

What Our Client Say

  • Please thank the team, especially Nicola Ward, who was an amazing support to me through a very difficult time. I am extremely grateful to her for the time she spent "holding my hand". Knowing that there was someone who could answer my questions in terms that I could understand was an immense comfort to me.
  • The service from this team was excellent! Everything went smoothly, but most importantly we felt looked after in a very personal way. I was particularly impressed with the financial advisory service from Nicola, who was meticulous in her attention to detail, and made me feel that the solutions being offered really were around our specific needs. Everyone that we had contact with was able to give superb customer care, so you really should feel proud!