Funding care in later life involves planning for the costs of specific needs unique to older people.
Health and financial security are really important issues and become more so the older we get. No one knows what the future holds but it is possible to exercise a considerable amount of control over some very significant aspects of old age. Aspects like where you live, how much capital and income you have at your disposal and perhaps most important of all, how you pay for your care.
This is particularly significant as care costs in England are not covered by the state in the way that health costs are. In fact, anybody with assets worth £23,250 or more – including the value of their home – is required to pay for all of their care. This means that without the right planning, people might have to use up their savings and other assets to cover their care costs and this may even mean having to sell their home.