Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland set up the residential and nursing homes advisory service to help people in just this situation.
Our free and confidential advice covers a range of issues including
- Choosing a home
- Being assessed by social services
- Who pays for care
- How the rules affect houses and savings
- Whether property can be given away
- Applying for state benefit relating to residential or nursing care.
We also provide information on alternatives to full time care including
- Sheltered accommodation
- Our Wellbeing Group
- Respite care
- Luncheon clubs
- Our Home Care Company
The service is independent and impartial and advice can be obtained over the telephone, by visiting us at Lansdowne House, or by arranging a home visit.