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It’s time to talk again!

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Its time to talk again!

After busy summer holidays, it’s back to work and back to school.  I have been contemplating some of the comments in my previous post – School’s out for Summer – in particular about being part of ‘The Sandwich Generation’ and making plans for the next 12 months. I need to make a plan to ensure my mother is well cared for and she can continue to live as independently as possible in the home that she loves.

So, some basic questions:

  • Is her house still practical? Does it need alterations?
  • Is there accommodation for a live in carer?
  • How much will a carer cost?  What funds are available?
  • Would it be better to downsize?
  • Do we need advice?

By being this organised I hope to reap the benefit of finding time for me and my younger family, instead of constantly rushing about like a ‘headless chicken’.

Time to stop juggling all the balls at the same time

There is a very informative guide called ‘Time To Talk’ which you can read here.  Having just re-read it, I would strongly recommend a browse.  It was not written by me but by professional health and financial advisors.  There are some very useful check lists about planning for the future and the possibility of needing help in later life.

Also on the website are a wide range of facts and figures about funding care in the home.  There is a new company based in Tarporley who have recently become members of SOLLA (The Society of Later Life Advisors) which we have been affiliated to for some years now.  It is so important to get the right financial advice from a SOLLA member who have been specifically trained to advise upon the unique financial requirements of elderly care.

If you would a confidential discussion or to arrange a house visit please call us on 01829 260 280.

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