Social care isn't free, so you will need to pay for some of your care. We can help you work out how much it will cost, how to pay and what to do if you're worried about the costs of your care.
After you've had the care needs assessment from your local council, they will do a financial means test.
For the means test, they will look at your income, savings and property to work out how much you need to contribute towards the cost of your care and support.
Care home fees will vary depending on the area, the individual care home itself, plus your own personal financial circumstances.
There are a number of factors that can affect how much you pay for personal care and it can vary depending on the provider.
Caroline Abrahams, Age UK Charity Director, talks about the cost of care at home.