Elderly / Sick & Care Home Fees.
Hi everyone. Not a nice topic
Has anyone got a relative who is due or due to go into a care / nursing home who has been told they must pay their own fees by social services. This will only relate to anyone who has savings of more than £23,250 and / or owns their own home without another dependant relative living there. I would be interested to know your experiences as in the case with my Dad social services (SS) only seem interested if he owned his own home, had any savings, discussing deferred payment schemes and if I had access to his bank statements and I only went in to discuss my dad's long term care plans after only 2 weeks of him being in hospital following a major stroke. The social worker didn't even mention NHS continuous care which I have recently found out his assessment for this should have been done by the hospital PRIOR to the NHS wanting to hand my dad over to Social Services, which I believe is contrary to the 2014 Care Act. My gut feeling is they are looking at my dad to pay as he owns his own home and therefore has assets worth more than the current threshold and have totally disregarded the correct procedure.