“There are a lot of misconceptions about getting older and going into care which this survey highlighted. The fact that over half of people say they will avoid doing so at all costs shows there is a lot of fear and concern out there.
“There is a worry that as we get older, we lose our independence. This is not necessarily the case. By planning and preparing for the future, knowing all your options and making decisions then you can live as you want for as long as possible.
“There are some fantastic care at home services now if people want to stay in their own homes. For those who move into sheltered housing or care homes, then there are also some great establishments.
“It is important, no matter how far away your elderly days seem, to prepare. When it comes to issues such as care fees, how to choose your care options and implementing a Power of Attorney, it is important you have the time and support not to be forced into or rushed into any decisions.”