This is interesting and slightly disturbing if you are getting older. I’m not yet 50 so not thinking about my care in old age just yet. However, I know that many of you are reaching an age where you will need to think about this.
What would you do if you found yourself alone and unwell? Would you return to the UK? Would you consider a French maison de retraite? Have you even thought about it?
My hubby is retired and very unwell but, unlike in the UK, there is no equivalent of Carers Allowance or Attendance Allowance. I can’t work anymore and my allocation from Pôle Emploi will finish in October. After that we will struggle financially. Hubby is entitled to allocation personnalisée d’autonomie but this just entitles him to help with housework, meal preparation, shopping etc etc. While this is welcome (and I’m very grateful to our lovely aide à domicile) it won’t pay the electricity bill or car insurance. I have to say, though, our MT has been wonderful and he is receiving exemplary medical care.