Definition: The client is able to afford the care they want, but some compromises may be necessary between what is affordable and what is provided publicly. For example, clients who need frequent care may not be able to live in their current homes if caregivers have to travel to them frequently.
The financial component is one of the most complicated aspects of finding viable solutions to great long-term care. We have always had different rules for those who rely on public funds instead of using their own. We need more discussion as a society about how much care an older person is entitled to and when compromises need to be made to enhance efficiency (without violating the other tenets listed in this section).