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Finding, choosing and funding a care home (FS 29)

In this factsheet we consider a number of issues related to finding suitable care home accommodation including types of homes, how to identify the right home for you and funding of care home placements.

Details are provided of other Age UK factsheets and information guides where these may be useful.

Age UK produces a number of factsheets on adult social care. The ones focussing on residential care funding may be useful, particularly Age UK’s Factsheet 10, Paying for residential care. Age UK’s Factsheet 41, Social care assessment, eligibility and care planning, may also be of use.

The information in this factsheet is correct for the period April 2015 – March 2016. Capital limits and other figures are subject to review again in April 2016 but rules and figures sometimes change during the year.

This factsheet describes the situation in England. There are differences in the rules for funding care in a care home in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Readers in these nations should contact their respective Age UK offices for information specific to where they live – see section 17 for details.

Publisher: Age UK


Published date: 2016

Editor: Age Concern

Length: 30pp
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