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According to a survey by Which? consumer magazine about  arranging care for an older relative, 34% of those surveyed said they had spent too long exploring unsuitable options. Another 32% said they had wasted time looking at irrelevant information. Does this sound like your situation?

Most families will need to arrange care for an older person at some stage. It might be that you need to ensure your own well-being as you become older - or perhaps you find yourself looking after a parent or other elderly relative's needs as they become increasingly dependent on you. This can be a difficult situation that can creep up on families without warning and it can be even more distressing if you don't know where to start.

Establishing the right kind of care and subsequently financing that care, protecting your assets, your family's assets and making decisions for those who are incapacitated are common problems associated with these challenging moments. At Blair Cadell solicitors, we can help make arranging your care easier.

Every situation is different and our Personal Legal team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in assessing options and helping with decisions, including good knowledge of the care and nursing facilities in and around the Edinburgh area.

We understand that our clients face a variety of challenges at different times, often unexpected, sometimes demanding and urgent.  We aim to provide efficient and cost-effective advice and our clients trust us to guide and support them in the right way at these times.

Contact a member of the Personal Legal team for further information.

Call us free on 0800 515 626

Blair Cadell are a leading firm of Edinburgh solicitors, dealing in a wide range of property, business, tax and personal legal services.

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