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Tory manifesto – more will have to pay for their own care

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So, a person’s property would no longer be a disregarded asset if they need care in their own home?  But everyone will be allowed to keep £100,000 of their wealth to pass onto their beneficiaries?  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/17/theresa-may-conservative-tory-policy-older-people-pay-for-social-care.  The devil will be in the detail for sure.

There is no mention that we can find of whether tariff income will still be charged when a person’s capital reaches this proposed new £100,000 limit and, if so, whether the lower capital limit will…

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Customer reviews

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These are so important to us and for families thinking about taking advice from us.  We are delighted to report that reviews on the Which? Trusted Traders website, as of today, rate us 4.8 out of 5.0 for customer service, 5.0 out of 5.0 for quality and 4.8 out of 5.0 for value.  This ratings are from 57 independent reviews by clients that have used our service and all say they would recommend us.

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Eldercare – Finalists again

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Eldercare Solutions are proud to have won several prestigious award over the years but have never entered the LaingBuisson Awards before.  This year we did so and are very excited to have been chosen as a finalist in the ‘Financial Advisor’ category alongside the likes of KPMG and Deloitte.  The awards themselves take place on 29th November at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. 

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Dementia Care Guide

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The Good Care Group’s dementia guide is a fantastic resource as it offers alternative coping methods and advice on how to make day-to-day tasks more pleasant for both people with dementia and their families.  Click here to read it: Dementia Guide

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More endorsements for Eldercare

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We are delighted to announce that Eldercare Solutions Ltd has now been accepted onto the Which? Trusted Traders and Hertfordshire Trading Standards endorsement scheme.

Please look us up to see reviews and ratings from our satisfied clients

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Care cap delayed until 2020

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Plans to cap the cost of care at £72,000 have been shelved until 2020 after lobbying from cash-strapped local councils.

The Department for Health said in an announcement that it was still ‘committed to implementing the cap on care costs’ but the implementation date would move from 2016 to 2020.

The change in deadline has come after lobbying from the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils. The LGA is concerned that councils, which have been hit by budget cuts, will not be able to afford to…

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Five star service

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See what people think about the service and advice they received from Eldercare Solutions by visiting the Trading Standards Buy with Confidence website.

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Most won’t reach the cap

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The planned cap on the cost of residential care will help only a small minority of elderly men and women according to a report recently issued by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

The report suggests that just 8% of men and 15% of women entering care aged 85 are expected to reach the £72,000 cap that is due to be introduced in 2016.

Under the proposals, a person’s care home fees will effectively be split into 3 parts – a daily living cost, a Local Authority…

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New Dementia Support Service

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Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company is a social enterprise providing health and well-being services for people with dementia and their families and delivering education and learning programmes for people working in the dementia care field.

They value perspectives and experiences of people with dementia and their carers and supporters. They endeavour to work with integrity to ensure that the services they deliver truly reflect the needs and wishes of people with dementia, their carers and supporters and people affected by dementia in communities and organisations.

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Elderly face much higher care cap

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A recent article published by BBC News reports that elderly people face paying £150,000 for residential care before they reach the proposed £72,000 care cap.

As we have previously posted in these news items, this is because accommodation costs do not count towards the cap.  Also, it is not the amount that you are actually paying in care fees that is counted but, instead, the amount your Local Authority would pay.

To read the full article click here

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