Make an appointment at your local AgeUK office - they will walk you through the form and know the "right" terminology to use. Make a couple of copies of the form - fill one in as best you can in draft form (and take it with you) and then use the second to record their suggestions. You can then combi...
Don't panic and don't pay anything until you've checked out the above links and also had a good look at the care home contract. This should mention any care fee reviews (usually annually). Don't forget that any monies owed will be by your father and not you. If this oversight is down to the care hom...
This is the relevant information - taken from AgeUK's Factsheet No. 39 "Paying for Care in a Care Home if you have a Partner" (third time I've posted this since Christmas - obviously not easy to find!). 5 The 50% private pension and annuity disregard You may have a significantly higher or lower inco...
Having had a quick look at the relevant AgeUK Factsheet, it would seem that your house is "safe" on two counts. Firstly, you live there and, secondly, it's not possible to sell one-third of a property. The house should therefore be disregarded. However, this disregard only applies to this property -...
This is from AgeUK's Factsheet 39 "Paying for Care in a Care Home if you have a Partner". (I posted it just after Christmas on another thread - looks like it's relevant here too!) 5 The 50% private pension and annuity disregard You may have a significantly higher or lower income than your partner. T...
I'm extremely concerned that your husband must be severely dehydrated if he can't even keep water down. Is the GP aware of this? Is he having any type of hydration? I know from personal experience that even mild dehydration (a long, hot afternoon working in the garden) can be detrimental - and my hu...
Jenny's final paragraph in her previous post is probably the most important one to bear in mind. We have to accept that no care home will ever truly be "good enough" for our relative (in the same way that no woman is ever "good enough" for our son!!!). We had to find residential care for my mother a...
This is taken from AgeUK's Factsheet 39 - "Paying for care in a care home if you have a partner": 5 The 50% private pension and annuity disregard You may have a significantly higher or lower income than your partner. The rules set out below are designed to protect one partner from possible financial...
If things "don't taste right" or are drying out, it's usually a problem with the packaging for the freezer. I wrap items individually (chops, rolls etc.) tighly in clingwrap and then put in plastic bags or wrap in foil. (I've found that the proper blue-tinted heavy-duty freezer bags can taint foods ...
Was the CHC assessment you had the "Fast Track" version?

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