LONG TERM CARE
Millions of people need some form of long-term care in the UK; many are under age 65. Almost 70% of people turning age 65 will need long term care at some point in their lives. You must begin to think about how you will handle the need for long term care, should it be required.
Your care path will be unique to you, based on your individual circumstances. Paying for care needs is expensive and can rip apart family finances. We can help you if you need to deal with care fees, there are various solutions that can be applied.
Specialised help can make a huge difference. Please use our enquiry form to access our help.
MOST CARE IS PROVIDED AT HOME
Long-term care is provided in different places by different caregivers depending on a person’s needs. Most long term care is provided at home by family members and friends. Care can also be provided by paid caregivers, usually at home. The most common type of long term care is personal care, helping with everyday activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, using the toilet, eating, and moving around.
Where there is a health care need the individual may qualify for FINANCIAL SUPPORT from the NHS. There is considerable evidence that many people may miss out on this – we have accessed a report which you can download which will tell you more about this. Click here to read our free report on NHS Continuing Healthcare.
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People often need long term care when they have a serious, ongoing health condition or disability. The need for long term care can arise suddenly, such as after a heart attack or stroke. However it most often develops gradually, as people get older and frailer or as an illness or disability gets worse.
Who Will Need Long Term Care?
It is difficult to predict how much or what type of long term care a person might need. Several issues increase the risk:
- Age: The risk generally increases as people get older.
- Gender: Women are at higher risk than men, primarily because they often live longer.
- Marital status: Single people are more likely than married people to need care from a paid provider.
- Lifestyle: Poor diet and exercise habits can increase a person’s risk.
- Health and family history: These factors also affect risk.