care

With a crisis in social care funding looming, here’s how you can plan to pay for yours

The combination of improving longevity and an ageing population means growing numbers will need some form of care in old age.

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Elderly care crisis looms as majority of savers fail to prepare

With an ageing population and increasing longevity, the UK population is set to face a crisis on how to pay for the elderly care that will be needed over the next decades.

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Cost of care is biggest worry for over-70s

The cost of care is the biggest worry facing the over-70s, according to charity Citizens Advice.

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Government and insurers will work together on long-term care reforms

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government have signed a joint statement of intent stressing the importance of people understanding the costs and planning involved in long-term care.

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£72,000 cap on elderly care costs to be introduced

The government has launched a consultation into plans to introduce a £72,000 cap on the cost of care for the elderly – a move that it says will benefit one in eight poorer pensioners.

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Social care costs likely to be capped

The cost of social care will be capped at £75,000, the government is expected to announce today.

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Reclaim care home charges before it's too late

Pensioners wrongly charged with care home fees by the NHS have less than two months to reclaim them, as the deadline closes at the end of September.

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Why we're failing the elderly

Spearheaded by the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, the White Paper revealed little of real interest, or indeed benefit, to anyone in need of long-term care, despite the fact that the problem is a ticking time...

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Care home fee solution: pay when you die

Old people moving into care homes will be able to borrow money from the government to cover their fees, under plans unveiled today.

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Long-term care costs to hit £33,000 per year

The annual cost of long-term care will rise by 27% to £33,000 per person by 2025, up from £26,000 today, a new survey by LV= reveals.

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