Saga launches care advice service

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Saga, which provides insurance, travel and other services targeted at older people, has launched a specialist long term care advice service. The free telephone-based service has a team of specialist advisers available to answer questions and provide guidance about the system in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as provide practical solutions to the problem of how to pay for care. Saga chief executive Andrew Goodsell said many older people were confused by the system and often didn’t know where to turn for comprehensive and reliable help and advice. “Our customers tell us that the most important consideration is being able to pay for care for as long as it is necessary, while protecting a fair proportion of the assets of the person receiving care,” Mr Goodsell told _Caring Times_. “There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. There are many issues to make sense of so it is important to know what options are available and what help is on offer. As we saw from the Wanless report ear

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