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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An elderly lady in our village had to go into care. With no family, the LA needed to sell her property to pay her fees. They came in to clear the place (in the process destroying some historical village photos which we would have loved to have had, as we're hoping to put together a village history) ...
Hi Chris ... Accounts are also "food and drink" to my husband (as a - now retired - divisional financial director of a FTSE100 company)! He is well aware of how many of these companies set themselves up to maximise income for the owners and is well-versed in how to obtain company accounts. Unfortuna...
Mum's annual care home fees are a good £10,000 over and above that average - and I'm sure that, as a self-funder, she's paying a hefty premium to subsidise LA-funded residents. Last spring's annual increase was just under 9% (making a total 25% increase in the four years she's been there) - dreading...
WILLS If you care for a parent and they want to change their will, then make sure it's done by a solicitor who can testify that they were "compos mentes" at the time. If other family members challenge this, then it could cost a five-figure sum if you go to court. (I have two friends who have both b...
I'm afraid that I agree with Jenny. If your mother has dementia and you've already been caring for her for several years, then it could not be discounted that she may have needed residential care at some time in the future. With that in mind, I'm not surprised that the LA are investigating possible ...