Shipmates may not be aware that the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) can provide assistance with care home fees.
RNBT can also contribute towards the cost of domiciliary care. If you know someone who is an ex-RN or RM rating, including reservists, or their widows, then ask them to get in touch with SSAFA who will arrange a home visit and make a recommendation for funding to RNBT.
RNBT also runs its own care home for older members of the Royal Naval family at Pembroke House which is located in Gillingham. More details at: http://www.rnbt.org.uk/pembroke-house/