Paying for that inheritance

There is no question of a doubt that a dignified level of care must be provided to the elderly, whatever the cost, however it is unreasonable that the public sector should bear the cost for those that can afford to do so themselves. At present single people and couples with both partners in care can keep $210,000 in assets before their assets are used to contribute to the cost of the care (this threshold is increased by $10,000 each year).