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Hello, Can anyone help simplify about the new government social care proposals and the proposed 80k cap for paying for social care please? I'm reading a lot that mentions how it may mean people may not need to sell their homes to go into care? But I can't seem to find any solid information. Thanks i...
George Sadly in my very humble opinion it seems a care or nursing home is the way forward .Staff will spot the signs of UTI and get a test done quickly. I don't say this lightly as understand the emotions, concerns about the decision .Very hard and scary. Yes, it is hard. To be honest, I've been ca...
I am not familiar with Scottish rules, however surely Social Services should be meeting her needs? Have her falls been investigated, to see if there is any solution available? Her falls have been investigated many times, we've had OT's, physios come round and she has walking aids, but for example d...
In your situation, if mum has over £23,000 in savings, then use that up on home carers first, and then remortgage the house, if she wants to stay there. However, if the danger of falls is great, do investigate NHS Continuing Healthcare, which would give FREE care. It's very much a postcode lottery,...
Melly1 wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:39 am
Hi George,
I can’t see social care paying for two live in carers, either.

Is the live in carer paid by the hour?

Melly1
Hi Melly, a live in carer through an agency was costing £895 per week so it was based on weekly rates not hourly.
George, just a suggestion - would she be better with 24/7 care at home, but instead of one person living in, people caring for her in shifts of a fixed time. This way they wouldn't be shadowing her all day every day - just while on shift until the next carer arrived and they would go home. Just a t...
Hello My late husband was in a nursing home sadly. His consultant said it was unsafe for him to be allowed home. It was to be honest. A care or nursing home have staff 24/7. A couple of the residents were prone to falls so had what they call one to one. The residents were never on their own. Would ...
You have explored every other option, including live in carers, so I'm afraid residential care is the only remaining option. Will she be self funding, or funded by Social Services? She will be self funding with the sale of the house. The safest option would be two live-in carers but obviously too c...
Hello, my mother has Parkinsons and Parkinson's dementia and we recently tried live-in care, but after trying two separate carers it didn't work out. Mainly because they found it hard to deal with my mother's balance problems, needing to shadow her all the time. I have thought about maybe now is the...