At 09:30 today, the Office for National Statistics published a detailed report on the percentage of people in care homes who are self-funding. You can scan the main points >> here <<. In your experience:
- Are a growing number of people using the (often considerable) equity in their homes to self-fund their care?
- Are people's pensions generally enough to fund their move to a care home or does their property usually come into play?
- Are people aware of deferred payment schemes, where the council pays for your care and then sells your home after death?
- How often do care home fees cause rifts or even legal action between family members?
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