For couples in need of long term nursing home care - that may be husband-wife, or siblings or unmarried couples including same-sex couples - the Fair Deal - Nursing Home Scheme would combine the income and assets of the couple to determine the cost of care. Whilst the basic cost of care for a single person is 80% income paid weekly or monthly, and 7.5% of the principal residence and other assets combined, paid annually; in the case of couples, the same is reduced to 40% of income and 3.7% of assets. If you are looking to go for the Fair Deal Scheme as a couple, we at Fair Deal Advice are here to give you the most hassle-free application process and guide you towards having the most beneficial settlement for having long-term nursing home care and also have a detailed and personalised guideline for availing the Nursing Home Loan. This and many other resources are there for you. All you have to do is ask us, by booking a free initial consultation.