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Navigating the care system

Navigating the care system

Paying for care is thought to be the second biggest financial commitment that we make during our lifetime, after taking out a mortgage. Navigating the care market is, however, a minefield, so this adds to the financial pressure people feel. Jacqueline Berry set up My...
Assessing mental capacity

Assessing mental capacity

As we age, there are a number of occasions where we may need to check whether someone has still got the mental capacity to make a decision, whether that be for legal reasons or for medical reasons. Needless to say, it’s a highly emotive topic. I chatted with Tim...
Choosing the right care home for your needs

Choosing the right care home for your needs

The scale of the care home need   410,000 people live in care homes in the UK today. It is predicted there will be a 36% increase in the number of over 85s by 2025. With an ageing population comes a growing demand for care provision and care homes. On episode 15...
Applying for NHS Continuing Healthcare

Applying for NHS Continuing Healthcare

Mark’s story of helping his mother stay at home Mark’s mother Jean, a former nursing sister, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008. Six months later her world disintegrated with the death of her husband of 40 years, Ben. Jean’s family also started...

Information about Care Planning

If care is a topic you are interested in, please find below some information the specific topics discussed at June’s Retirement Café.   Whole of life insurance There was significant interest in the subject of insurance as a means of providing an inheritance...