CARE PROVIDERS CORNER
The Care Advice Service - Another benefit for your residents and clients
One of the biggest worries for many people moving into care is running out of money. They want to talk to someone about their finances but don't know who to approach or who they can trust.
They worry about the cost of advice and whether they might be forced to make decisions with which they are uncomfortable.
If a resident runs out of funds everyone loses, the resident, the family and you as their care provider.
Working with us can strengthen the relationship that you have with your residents, ensure that they are receiving sound, trusted advice and protect your income.
We have produced a simple leaflet that explains the options and help available and can be downloaded below. It is suitable for giving to residents and clients.
WHO CAN YOU TRUST?
Before referring one of your residents or clients to us, you need to be certain of our credentials. Much of this work has already been done as below:
We are part of the West Sussex County Council Carewise Scheme, which is run by West Sussex County Council in partnership with Age UK West Sussex.
Our advisers are members of The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA).
We are approved by the Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme.
We are FCA authorised.
Our advisers have the Enhanced DBS check
Our advisers have specialised in care fees advice for over 16 years.
Help for your business
We can supply literature to give to new residents or clients.
We can provide clients with an affordability assessment.
Our advice aims to stop clients running down to local authority funding levels.
We can provide speakers for residents and relatives meetings (if you are local to our offices).
FORESIGHT FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT
Protect Your Business
Are you concerned about new clients running out of money and asking you to accept Local Authority funding?
For a modest fee our Foresight Financial Assessment service will assess your new client and confirm their assets and income. We will check the value of any property and confirm ownership and mortgages by searching the Land Registry.
Using your fees and various assumptions we will then calculate the period of time for which the care can be funded.
The clients financial details are not disclosed to you, which keeps their affairs confidential.
We confirm their funding using a simple 'traffic light' system.
Many homes have built this service into their induction process for new residents.