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Katherine Head

Later Life Team Assistant - Brighton & Hove

19th February 2024

Later Life Concierge Services

It can be hard to know exactly where to start when looking for services regarding your later life. Big decisions such as downsizing, moving into residential care or taking time to put your finances in order can often mean that one job can turn into dozens. When a to-do list turns into a to-do booklet, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Our Later Life Services team is here to help.

Rix & Kay’s Later Life Team are well known for providing support to individuals, their families and support networks with management of financial affairs under Enduring or Lasting Powers of Attorney, or making applications to the Court of Protection for Deputyships and other capacity matters.

Later Life Property services

Everyone who has ever moved home knows how stressful a life event this can be. Dealing with a lifetime of memories and possessions can be emotional and time consuming, especially if not every item can move to your new home with you. Rix & Kay’s Later Life Team have contacts who can support you in your move in various ways – from help with packing, to valuing possessions no longer being kept, to arranging a thorough clean and tidy of your home, ready for its new owners.

For those remaining in the family home, maintaining a property in itself can be a challenge. Luckily, Rix & Kay’s Later Life Team are in touch with a variety of plumbers, electricians and handymen who can ensure your home not only runs well but looks attractive too.

Later Life Care Services

Moving into a care home can be a daunting prospect, and finding a home that is the right fit for you, or your loved one, is extraordinarily important. Not only do our Later Life team have contacts with residential, care and nursing homes across the South East, but are also in contact with companies who can prepare tailor-made reports to give you the confidence that any homes you consider are right for you.

Once resident, especially in these turbulent times, families and friends want the reassurance that their loved ones are safe and well looked after. Our Later Life team can refer you to our trusted contacts in the health and wellbeing sector, whether it is to carry out a welfare visit on your behalf for those living a great distance apart, or to investigate any particular concerns that you may have.

Later Life Financial Services

With the financial world being an ever-changing forum, it is important to regularly review your financial position and how you want your cash, assets, pensions and savings to work for you. Our Later Life Team are in contact with several SOLLA accredited financial advisors, who may be able to answer any financial questions you have.

Similarly, if your annual tax return is becoming too much of a chore, why not talk to an accountant? Our contacts are friendly, helpful and will be able to point you in the right direction.

Later Life Leisure Services

If this past year has taught us anything, it is that enjoying the things we love should be prioritised for us all. For those unable to keep a pet, but fond of the outdoors, a pairing with a local person and their dog for a walk once a fortnight may be invaluable. Similarly, for those with green fingers, being put in touch with a gardener to keep their flower beds looking beautiful may be just as enjoyable.

Rix & Kay’s Later Life Team understand the value of having a chance to let your hair down and forget about the day to day strains for a little while. Let us know if you are missing singing, arts and crafts or simply a chat and a cup of tea from your day and we can put you in touch with someone who can fill that gap for you.

Later Life Legal Services

For a more hands on, long term assistance, Rix & Kay’s Later Life Team can arrange Lasting Powers of Attorney, appointing family, friends or professionals to ensure that you have a legally appointed helping hand to assist you with your property and finances or health and welfare.

For those no longer able to make Lasting Powers of Attorney, we also specialise in applications to the Court of Protection for the appointment of deputies for property and financial affairs. Again, the firm can act as deputy in a professional capacity, or assist loved ones in their own application.

Contact our Later Life Legal Team in Brighton & Hove, Uckfield and Sevenoaks

If you would like to discuss how our Later Life Team can assist you or a loved one today, please contact Katherine Head on 01825 744 434 or KatherineHead@rixandkay.co.uk.