People of St. Ives invited to plan care for the future

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People in St. Ives are invited to find out more about planning future care on Wednesday 4 February from 2pm to 3.30pm at Care UK’s Field Lodge care home on London Road.

The team at Field Lodge is joining forces with Daniel Kern, financial planner at Ashcourt Rowan, and Veronica Leone from Jeffrey Mills Solicitors to host a free event aimed at providing guidance on funding long-term care – whether caring for someone in their own home or looking at residential care. There will also be advice on wills and power of attorney.

Home manager Matthew Cox explained why an ageing population means there is a growing need to open up access to expert advice for those who are planning future care for loved ones. “It has been revealed that by 2030 more than two million people aged 65 and over in the UK will have no child living nearby to care for them – if needed. This means more and more people will be worrying about the future care of loved ones, and how the care will be funded is one of the most important practical considerations.

“We understand how access to the right information and advice can help families make sense of the options available to them. We have therefore invited Daniel and Veronica along to lead this free event at Field Lodge. As trusted professionals with a wealth of experience we are sure they will help transform the experiences of those looking into planning care for the future.”

After the event there will be a question and answer session and visitors can take the opportunity to meet the care team at Field Lodge and look around the care home if they wish.

Copies of Care UK’s ‘Listen, Talk, Connect’ will be available for visitors to take away. The guide has been designed to help friends and relatives overcome the challenges they may face in communicating with loved ones living with dementia.

Places at the planning care for the future event are limited and can be booked by contacting customer relations manager Toby Swallow by emailing or calling 01480 494378.

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