All of us have to face the fact that as each day passes we are getting older. Studies show that having a feeling of control over your life in your twilight years leads to a healthier and happier retirement. In order to achieve this it is important to plan for your later years before they arrive (which is always sooner than expected).
All of our staff treat our clients with the utmost consideration, sensitivity and respect. We have proudly been taking care of individuals in Sussex, both young and old, for the last 57 years. Times may have changed during this long period, but our commitment to providing excellent legal advice clients can trust has remained steadfast.
Residential and Care Home Fees
As the law currently stands, if you have assets of more than £23,000 you will be required to meet the full cost of your residential home care (which is typically a minimum of £500 per week). However, although it is not widely publicised, if you require nursing care as opposed to simply social care you may qualify for fully-funded care in a care-home, hospice or in your own home through the NHS.
Otherwise known as an ‘advance decision’, a Living Will documents your wishes regarding refusing certain types of medical treatment in certain situations. It must be respected by any health professionals taking care of you regardless of whether they believe the decision is in your best interest.
You can also make an ‘advance statement’ in your Living Will which is not legally binding but can indicate to your carers any religious, cultural or food preferences you may have.
A Living Will can give you piece of mind knowing that your wishes will be followed even if you are unable to ask for them at the time.
Powers of Attorney
Please see our topic on both ordinary and lasting Powers of Attorney to find out more information.
Please see our topic on Wills to find out more information.
If you would like to talk to us about planning for your golden years then please phone us on 01444 235 232 to make an appointment. You can also fill in our contact form or email us if you prefer. We look forward to talking to you.