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Carers: Finding out about finance

The following list can help you identify what financial resources are available to you and the person you care for.

Carers and support

Select the number (on a scale of one to three) that best describes your situation for each item or issue. You can total your scores if you wish to get an overview of your situation. Lower scores indicate less manageable situations, which may require additional support beyond the primary carer. Higher scores indicate situations that may be more readily managed.

The person being cared for:

  1. Has few - if any - financial assets
  2. Does not qualify for government benefits and direct payments
  3. Is financially able to pay for required support and care

The carer:

  1. Has no financial assets to contribute to the care
  2. Has minimal financial assets that will soon be depleted
  3. Is able to assume financial support for the person being cared for

The carer or the person being cared for:

  1. The financial situation is expected to worsen in the future
  2. The financial situation is expected to remain stable in the future
  3. The financial situation is expected to improve in the future

The carer or the person being cared for:

  1. The decision to provide in-home care cannot be reversed
  2. The decision to provide in-home care cannot be easily reversed
  3. The decision to provide in-home care can be easily reversed

The carer or the person being cared for:

  1. In-home care is expected to be a long-term situation
  2. The duration of in-home care is very much uncertain
  3. In-home caring is expected to be a short-term situation

The carer or the person being cared for:

  1. There are complicated legal factors to consider
  2. There are minor legal considerations
  3. There are no legal factors to consider

The carer or the person being cared for:

  1. Relocation is unwanted by both carer and care receiver
  2. Relocation is unwanted by one party
  3. Relocation is not required, or not a problem

The carer or the person being cared for:

  1. The carer’s home is inadequately sized and equipped for level of care required and adaptation is not possible or affordable
  2. The carer’s home is inadequately sized but renovation is possible and affordable
  3. The carer’s home is adequately sized and equipped for the level of care required

The carer or the person being cared for:

  1. Privacy for each household member is not possible
  2. Privacy can be arranged for each household member with minimal effort
  3. There is adequate privacy already available

 

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks on December 13, 2017

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