23rd March 2016

Saving money on your care fees

We are always delighted to be able to report wonderful success stories and it doesn't come any better than this.  An elderly client was introduced to us two weeks ago and she was desperately in need of some help.

 

Her husband, David, had been placed in a care home as an emergency when she became ill several months ago.  Mary was his main carer and when she was admitted to hospital there was nobody to look after David.  He has dementia and was understandably very confused.  He was placed in a care home over an hour away from Mary's home, so when she returned home and was still unable to look after David, she had a very difficult journey to visit him as she didn't drive, using busses, trains and taxis.

 

Mary contacted us and wanted to move David out of the home he was in and find somewhere better and closer for him to live in.  We were able, within 7 days of being instructed, to find him a fabulous care home that can support residents living with dementia.

 

David moved in last Monday and has settled in wonderfully well.  Mary is able to visit him easily and the relief that he is being properly looked after is palpable.

 

But the good news doesn't end there.  Whilst we were researching care homes for David we also discussed the fees with the care homes.  Once Mary had chosen the care home she wanted David to go into we were able to negotiate the care fees on her behalf and have save her £800 a month.

 

At Chosen with Care we choose the care home with care - and we negotiate your care fees too!

My wife Doreen is disabled and has Alzheimer's. If that were not enough, she recently fell and broke her arm! At that moment my life changed, as I was no longer able to continue caring for her. A friend suggested that I talk to Debbie. We arranged a meeting at which she advised that I should have a plan for the future; we first agreed that the plan should be to get Doreen back home. Debbie recommend that I get Doreen out of hospital as soon as possible and into a care home for respite, advising me what to look for when selecting the home (vital). We further went into any requirements our own home might need to enable Doreen's safe return. Once home, Home Care will be needed, and Debbie again had all the contacts to provide this to meet my needs. I will not go into other offerings on her menu - needless to say she has all the answers and was able to lift the burden from my shoulders at a very stressful time. A very big thank you Debbie as our plan is beginning to take shape.