The elderly care maze

Posted in: Family Last updated: 11 Oct 2011

Finding a way through the maze of options on elderly care for yourself or someone else is not easy.

The elderly care maze overview

The elderly care system is complicated; and individual situations can be quite complex and often require many factors to be taken into account.

Working with Grace Care, which has more than 25 years’ experience in elderly care advice, and is a founding member of the Association of Independent Care Advisers, we have outlined some key facts and useful information to be aware of, as part of our elderly care maze overview, covering:

  • Care options.
  • The cost of care.
  • Who pays?
  • The role of social services.

As you will see from our elderly care maze overview, circumstances can vary greatly from individual to individual and the care system is complex, so it may be appropriate to seek specialist advice.

Please be aware: our elderly care maze overview is based on current information.   Rules vary according to each local authority and individual circumstances, and may be subject to change.  It provides a basic summary only, so you should not rely on it to make decisions.

Here you can request a call back, or get more details on independent care advice.

Note: Whilst we take care to ensure Hub content is accurate at the time of publication, individual circumstances can differ so please don’t rely on it when making financial decisions. OneFamily do not provide advice so it may be worth speaking to an independent financial adviser about your own circumstances.