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Long-term Care

Long-term Care

Financial support you need if you have to pay for care assistance for yourself or a loved one. With the UK’s population ageing, more people will be living with long-term care needs. Oscar Wilde once said: ‘The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.’ But the good news of rising life expectancy also brings with it the challenge of how we fund our future care costs. The question is: who is responsible for looking after us if we need care in old age? As we get older, it becomes more likely that we may need day-to-day help with activities such as washing and dressing, or help with household activities such as cleaning and cooking. This type of support, along with some types of medical care, is what is called ‘long-term care’.

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