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Rix & Kay’s specialist Later Life Team work with a trusted and hand-picked network of care professionals with proven track records, to assist clients in finding the most appropriate type of care and assistance. This can range from offering a residential care home finding service (useful for those whose families are geographically removed) to accessing domiciliary and live-in care.

Our objective is to help you find and secure the best possible care solution that suits your needs and budget.

Helping you plan

Ideally, our involvement starts well in advance of the person concerned requiring assistance. Talking with our Team early not only makes the entire process less pressured and stressful but is also likely to save you money.

However, we understand that planning for such events is not always practical and often we are called upon at the point that care is needed. We can advise on, assist and even attend discharge planning meetings prior to an individual’s discharge from hospital. The process is extremely important as it is a chance to ensure the individual’s needs and wants are planned for and met. In our experience, it is always preferable to set up a care package correctly in the first place, rather than have to convince various agencies to make changes when things are already in motion.

Safeguarding quality of care

We are conscious that clients and their families are concerned about the quality of care they receive. We are able to undertake unannounced spot checks on care homes and care providers, audit established care plans to check that they are being properly adhered to and resolve disputes or concerns with care providers. We can also advise on contracts for care and assess whether clients are receiving ‘value for money’.

Live-In Care

An often overlooked care solution is Live-In Care whereby appropriate carers are found to live with a client. This not only has the benefit of individual’s being able to stay in their own homes, it is typically significantly cheaper than the equivalent cost of residential accommodation fees. Of course, this is not appropriate or practical for everyone, but our team can direct you to a range of options so you can at least consider how to get the most out of life, rather than feel you are being pushed towards residential accommodation.

Care home fees and funding

The majority of care home fees are either paid privately, by a local authority or the NHS, or a combination of both meaning you maybe entitled to a local authority or NHS contribution for your care. Our Team have a wealth or experience on advising on what your rightful entitlement may be and regular help individuals secure funding or part-funding for their care.

Read more about how we can advise you on care home fees and funding.

Your most convenient Rix & Kay office.

Ashford Office
Suite 4c, Third Floor,
International House, Dover Place
Ashford, Kent, TN23 1HU

Tel: 01233 225660
Fax: N/A
DX: N/A

Brighton & Hove Office
7 The Drive
Brighton & Hove
BN3 3JS

Tel: 01273 329797
Fax: 01273 324082
DX: 59257 Hove

Seaford Office
26 Sutton Park Road
Seaford, East Sussex
BN25 1QU

Tel: 01323 897766
Fax: 01323 490278
DX: 38905 Seaford

Sevenoaks Office
16 South Park
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1AN

Tel: 01732 440855
Fax: 01732 440854
DX: 30025 Sevenoaks

Uckfield Office
The Courtyard
River Way
Uckfield, East Sussex
TN22 1SL

Tel: 01825 761555
Fax: 01825 764172
DX: 133963 Uckfield 2

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