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  1. Imminent Continuing Care Assessment

    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyJan View Post
    These are the main documents needed to understand the National Framework. Your Mother should be assessed for the Nursing Care Contribution (in the region of £100+) prior to the Continuing Healthcare assessment. This can be agreed if she requires full nursing even if the CHC fails.

    Revised 2009 Edition of National Framework:
    http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publications...ance/DH_103162

    Revised 2009 Checklist
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  2. advice on pacemaker please

    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyJan View Post
    I will try to explain. My husband varies between late end and final stage - not necessarily absolute final (he varies daily and I am on a rollercoaster with it).

    I will try to attach a link about the stages of Alzheimers but every person is different.
    http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/script...documentID=101

    If you google ‘Stages of Dementia’ you will find ‘7 stages’ or ‘3 stages’ which may interest you.

    In my husband's case we
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  3. Advice Please from more experienced people

    Quote Originally Posted by jenniferpa View Post
    Darn - I knew there was something I had forgotten....

    As Pippa points out it is possible that she might qualify for NHS CC, either now, or at some point in the future. Also there is the nursing component or whatever they are calling it at the moment: if she's not eligible for CC she might be eligible for that.

    When does the NHS pay for care?: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/sc....php?fileID=75
    Assessments for NHS-funded nursing care: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/sc...documentID=104
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  4. Advice needed on financial info for residential care

    Quote Originally Posted by jenniferpa View Post
    Basically when it comes to paying for residential care only a person's own assets and income are considered. If there is a marital home, that's not considered either.

    Does she have any savings? Or any joint savings?

    These two fact sheets should give you the basic info to start with

    Paying care home fees: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/sc...documentID=125

    When does the local authority pay for care?: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/sc...documentID=112
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  5. Amazing Video

    Quote Originally Posted by creativesarah View Post
    I showed the following amazing video at my talk last week
    You may need a hankie
    People were amazed and challenged by it
    One lady went home and just couldnt stop talking about it she said it challenged all her preconceptions (she's 80 herself!)
    It makes me go goosepimply every time I watch it.
    The woman talking is called Naomi Feil
    http://youtu.be/CrZXz10FcVM
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