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’.
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.