I too am surprised that there were not more replies to this thread. In fact, when I first saw it yesterday, I anticipated a s*it storm of angry responses ( mainly from women), along the line of 'How the hell can you be worrying about sex when your poor wife is in such a dire state??' . . . or some s...
Hi Chris, maybe I've got it wrong then. The letter starts 'Community Care : **** ***** ( my mum's name) and then ' I am pleased to advise you that Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group have concluded that from 18th February to 6th March your mother was entitled to NHS Continuing Health Care.The...
Just for information ( as I didn't know one could do this), when I consulted my solicitor after my mum died in her care home at the beginning of March, she suggested we go for a retrospective assessment by the CHC of mum's care needs during the last weeks of her life when she was attended frequently...
Sending thoughts and condolences to you dear on the loss of your mum. Mine died at the beginning of March after twelve months in a care home, so I know all the emotions that you will be going through. It takes time to 'find yourself' again, and it's only now that I'm really starting to deal with the...
Good morning all. As of yesterday, my time as carer for my dear mum came to an end, as she passed away in the early hours at the care home where she had been for just over a year. I had cared for her at home for three years before that. This post is just to share a few thoughts and emotions of mine,...
I consulted a solicitor last week about my mum's care home fees ( self funding, running out of said funds this summer), and she asked if I wanted her to try for CHC for mum. I knew of it, and don't think mum will qualify, but said yeah. . . go for it. The day after this, mum was sent to hospital due...
This morning I decided to phone the adult social care dept at our civic centre. Without giving any names, I asked them about this matter. The person I spoke to said that they thought that the property would indeed be disregarded as I also live there aged over sixty ( I pointed out it was jointly own...
Yes, I was under the definite impression that there must be a mandatory disregard if a close relative occupied the property, and this was the first point I raised with the solicitor. But the devil appears to be in the detail: if you just 'live with' the older person who is in care, for example as a ...
I'm posting this here in case it helps anyone else in a similar position. I today consulted a solicitor who specialises in matters regarding care home fees/property/wills etc, to ask some questions about mum's financial position as she is self funding her care home and her money will be running belo...
Hi, I don't know if this will be of any help, but my mum is self funding in a care home and her money will reach the 'magic' £23,250 threshold sometime this summer. I have been stressing about when exactly to approach the LA for a FA, so last week I phoned Adult Social Care. The guy I spoke to confe...