Aged Care: 18 March 2019
Entering an aged care facility or assisting a family member to do so can place great demands on your time and patience. Important decisions need to be made, but they can come with a shorter than comfortable deadline.
Aged care can be very costly, and the family home may need to be sold to fund entry to a facility and other money made available to pay for ongoing care. Few people are aware that how a sum of money put aside to fund Aged Care costs is invested can affect the amount of care fees payable as well as Age Pension entitlements. Careful planning can help ensure you and your family's needs are met.
The ideal arrangement for investing a sum of money to fund ongoing Aged Care facility costs would:
There are many investment options available to fund Aged Care costs, however none of them meets all criteria and a balance is usually struck between competing needs. This situation has never been optimal and to provide a better solution Challenger has developed the only 'out of the box' solution currently on the market with the Care Annuity.
Investing for aged care a new solution
The Care Annuity provides benefits that other solutions do not, and could provide an optimal overall outcome when compared to other options.
Note: Withdrawals comprise both income and capital and death benefits are only payable to the estate.
As with all investments, there are risks associated with investing in the Challenger Care Annuity. These risks are set out in the product disclosure statement and we recommend you go through them with your financial adviser before making any investment decision.
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