A very hot topic being currently highlighted by the UK media, is a crisis surrounding care for the elderly. Anyone with assets exceeding £23,250 is required to fund their own care - with an average cost of £1,000 + per week for a stay in a nursing home, and the quality of care questionable.
Nadra Ahmed, chair of the National Care Association says: “We are now beyond the crisis point. We really are at the edge of the cliff now.”https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... ouncil-tax
I was wondering what the situation is in Greece/Crete.
Some quick research indicates that most Greeks either take care of their elderly relatives at home, or the Church provides places at care homes at their discretion, although some private care homes do exist.
But what about expats…………
Presumably, they would need to fully fund stays at private care/nursing homes in Crete?
Do many private care/nursing homes exist in Crete?
Do they cost more or less than the UK (€1,200 per week)
Would most expats elect to return to their home country to receive care or stay where they retired?
A lot of readers on this forum are retired, so the issue is quite relevant.
I’d be interested to read views about what plans people have in place if their health deteriorates to a significant level.
I anticipate some will say “just shoot me!”, but when your physical/mental health deteriorates, you are usually at the mercy of a decision made by someone else.