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Long Term Care Advice

Long-Term Care

A concern we often hear when people talk about their future is the possibility of entering long-term care when they get older. We would all prefer to live out our lives from the comfort of our homes, but sadly, this isn't always possible. A decline in health or lack of capacity may force the difficult decision for someone to move into long-term care. 

Moving into long-term care can often be a complex and challenging time for families and loved ones. Choosing the right care home, how they will pay for the care, and managing their property and assets will be at the forefront of their minds.

This is where we can help. Our team of long-term care experts can provide the support and guidance needed to help families overcome these difficult decisions. We can assess your situation and provide you with every option available. 

Our team of specialists can help you with the following:

  • Review care home contracts 
  • Provide advice and guidance on care home funding options
  • Local authority assessment checks and disputes
  • Estate administration 

Our long-term care solicitors can also help with other legal aspects commonly associated with long-term care, such as Wills, Lasting Power of Attorneys, and Court of Protection. 

Local Authority Disputes

The local authorities may assess the needs of the person who needs care and conduct a financial assessment of their estate. These assessments can heavily impact how the care is funded and can be the difference in paying as little as £500 to £5,000 a month.

Therefore, it's no surprise that disputes commonly arise from these situations. The local authorities may challenge a gift, assess certain assets and determine what income should be included in the person's contribution to care. During these assessments, mistakes can happen, leaving the person entering care at a financial disadvantage. 

Our long-term care solicitors can assist you in challenging an assessment where you think a mistake has been made. We can investigate, advise and contact the local authorities on your behalf to ensure your loved one isn't left out of pocket. 

Care Home Contracts

Care Home Contracts can be another daunting aspect of long-term care. The document is a legally binding agreement between the person paying the fees and the care provider. It states the level of care the person will receive and all costs involved. It also includes other important information, such as cancellation policies, complaint policies and notice periods. 

We strongly advise seeking legal advice if you are unsure or have concerns about a care home contract. Our experts can review the agreement and provide you with advice and guidance on how to proceed. 

Get in touch with our Long-Term Care Solicitors.

With so many decisions and possible issues waiting around the corner, seeking legal advice is crucial. Our experienced Private Client team will be able to assist you with Local Authority disputes, Care Home Contracts, and other legalities relating to long-term care. 

We can provide help and assistance with the following: 

  • Challenging Local Authority decisions
  • Care Home Contracts
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, and Wills

Need help with Long-term care matters? We have Long-term care specialists in SouthamptonPortsmouthFarehamChandler's Ford, and Waterlooville. Contact our team on 01329 222075 or email enquiries@warnergoodman.co.uk.


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