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North East law firm expands its expertise to provide service to support elderly care

ByCharley Williams

Jan 16, 2017

Law firm PGS Law, has partnered with a dementia support service to provide legal and planning assistance to those who require long term care.

South Shields-based PGS Law, in partnership with Dementia Assist, has launched Elderly Care, an integrated service to manage and co-ordinate long term care requirements of clients.

Elderly Care is designed to ensure that clients or their loved ones have the financial means to get the best possible long term care, through services such as identifying suitable care options, carrying out inspections of care homes, planning care packages and home support services, or ascertaining eligibility for funding.

The legal services offered include ensuring clients, or suitable family members, have the appropriate legal powers to act, as well as putting in place a Lasting Power of Attorney, a Living Will and Court of Protection documents, or undertaking prompt assessments for mental and physical capacity.

Dementia Assist offers dementia patients and their families a range of advisory services regarding dementia care support and a network of expert advocates, highly qualified solicitors and independent financial advisors.

Bill Dryden, Partner at PGS Law, said: “Our new partnership with Dementia Assist gives our clients access to a robust network of specialist care advocates, highly qualified solicitors and independent financial advisors who know the care industry inside out.

“We understand the importance of finding the best long term care for yourself or a loved one and the partnership allows us to ensure clients are getting the best deal on care costs, securing appropriate funding where eligible, and ensuring that their care service provision is tailored to their specific circumstances.

“Through providing one-to-one, dedicated support to co-ordinate all aspects of elderly care, we aim to help people secure better long term care arrangements to ease the worries of later life.”

David Black, at Dementia Assist, said of the partnership: “Looking after the care needs and financial affairs of loved ones as they grow older presents a complex, sensitive set of challenges.  Our aim is to give dementia patients and their families a clear understanding of the options available to them with regards to care services and funding.

“Working with PGS Law, we can provide support and expertise on all aspects of elderly care, from legal advice to financial solutions, with the aim of allowing clients to make informed choices, cover costs and achieve the best possible long term care.”

Established in 1879, PGS Law is a leading full service law firm, providing legal services to both private and business clients, with services ranging from conveyancing and employment law to personal injury and family law.

PGS Law has been awarded Lexcel Accreditation which is the Law Society’s practice management quality mark for legal excellence, and all PGS solicitors are Lexcel accredited.

For more information visit www.pgslaw.co.uk/elderlycare or call 0191 456 0281 and ask for Bill Dryden.