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As a general rule, councils won't pay more for domiciliary care than residential care costs, unless you put up a fight. However, if your mum needed 5 care calls a day, have you asked for an NHS Continuing Healthcare Assessment? Free care from the NHS, either at home or in residential care. Hi, im i...
Hi there i was wondering if anyone could share experiences with live-in carers. My mother who has Parkinson's had a care company that visited 5 times a day, up until the first lockdown when i took over providing her care package full time because the care company didnt have protective equipment and ...
Hi there I took over providing my mother's care package at the beginning of April after she was informed she could employ a family member because of the circumstances. It was agreed by social services who said I was best placed to provide the package at that time. The council informed me to pay myse...
Hello George Here is the response from our Advice line team: Dear George, Thank you for your message. Usually, when you end a contract with an agency, there is a clause in the contract which states something along the lines of when the service user ends the contract, they would need to give one wee...
Thanks Jane much appreciated. Bowlingbun, that was the words of social services (deemed not to be meeting her needs), however that was after, and because of, my mother and myself cancelling the service which was mainly because there was no protective equipment. They had tried to get the equipment bu...
Hi everyone, My mother has Parkinsons and I recently took over providing my mother's care from early April, as the care company did not have protective equipment and we felt the risks were too big. My mother had previously been contacted by social care Scotland to inform her she was in a position to...
Hi all, I hope everyone's keeping well during these difficult times. I'm staying with my mum as I have replaced the care companys position for the duration of lockdown, and while that is going well I'm concerned at what seems to be a very rapid acceleration of dementia in my her. She has had Parkins...
Thanks.....the lady i initially spoke to sounded sincere.

What should i expect from them?
Thanks guys, finally managed to get through to age Scotland and an advisor will call me back later.
I hope everyone is keeping safe and well and coping in what is a very difficult time. My own challenges that I face stem from an on-going problems with current care company, the worry of risk to my mother who has Parkinson's through carers visiting, and my own personal situation and caring duties wh...