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  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Live Q&A in our chat room: paying for residential care and NHSCC

    This Thursday, 13th March we'll be running a live Question and Answer session on paying for residential care and NHS continuing care, with Alzheimer’s Society Information Officer, Tina. The session will be run from 12 - 1pm, and everyone who has a question about one of these topics is very...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 11-03-2014 03:36 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please read: Welcome to the Legal and Financial Issues forum

    Welcome to the Legal and Financial Issues forum. This forum is for people who wish to share their experiences in relation to financial and legal issues. Please note: Talking Point is a place for peer support and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. You should consult...

    Started by SerenaS‎, 24-10-2011 11:54 AM
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  1. New rules next year.....

    Does anybody have a handle on what's supposed to happen next year when the amount of savings a person is allowed to have is due to go up to somewhere around the 70k or more mark? During my Mum's SS assessment a couple of weeks ago, we discussed briefly with the SW the idea of Mum going into a...

    Started by piph‎, 31-08-2014 04:34 PM
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    Today, 01:41 PM
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  2. Advice needed about having to pay for short term accomodation?

    I´m not sure who else to ask. Sadly my Mum passed away in June. She had been suffering from Alzheimers and took a turn for the worst in May. On the recommendation of her SW she was admitted to an assessment unit at a residential home. I was not informed of the cost at any point, in fact I didn´t...

    Started by JoJeffers‎, Today 10:47 AM
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    Today, 11:52 AM
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  3. Not made welcome by Social Worker.

    I went to sit in on a meeting with a son whose father is having to go in to care who jointly owns a 4 bedroom dethatched house with his father. The father has very little cash. The social worker first said the house would have to be sold and when I intervened she then changed to saying the house...

    Started by WILLIAMR‎, Today 10:25 AM
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  4. Deputyship Fee Remission & Private Pension Allowance for Spouse

    Hi folks, I recently got the order through from the Court of Protection appointing me as deputy for my Grandad, who has dementia and is in a nursing home. I've just had through the paperwork from the OPG stating that I need to pay the £100 deputy assessment charge, but that I may be able to apply...

    Started by googolplex‎, Yesterday 09:32 PM
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    Today, 09:21 AM
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  5. Deputyship Order - Advice Please

    Just wondered if anyone who is a Deputy for someone else can tell me how many pages the Deputyship Order has please? I've received eight copies, all of them consisting of two pages, but when I went into the bank the other day they said that the pages are numbered as if there is a page missing as...

    Started by DoTheRightThing‎, Yesterday 07:59 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:36 PM
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  6. Divorce/Annullment?

    This may be a touchy subject for some people but I am seeking advice on having a thirty year marriage dissolved. My husband is in a Nursing Home. He has Alzheimers. He was diagnosed seven years ago but there were signs for a while before that which I didn't realise. I cared for him until I couldn't...

    Started by sad&lonely‎, 29-08-2014 01:27 PM
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    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
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  7. POA Accounts

    Hello all Im new to all this so here goes. My sibling has POA over my mother, Can i legally ask for all the accounts on what she is spending, and whats she doing with her house.

    Started by lemonmo‎, 31-08-2014 06:41 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:34 AM
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  8. Help - very new to this, any risk to doing a financial assessment?

    Hi TP, My MIL (82 yrs old) has been diagnosed with vascular dementia some time ago and her care needs are now growing larger than my FIL (79 yrs old and not in the greatest physical shape) feels he can provide. Although we definitely want to try and continue to care for her in their home for as...

    Started by fanster2014‎, 25-08-2014 01:21 PM
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    30-08-2014, 11:36 AM
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  9. Advice needed re: step dads finances - he has advanced dementia

    My step dad has really deteriorated lately, and has lost a lot of mental capacity. He is cared for by my mum who is poorly herself with various long term health issues. She is struggling to cope now, and has had to think about what happens when he gets even worse. However they never ever talked as...

    Started by Juslh‎, 29-08-2014 09:30 AM
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    30-08-2014, 10:34 AM
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  10. Opening new bank accounts using a LPA

    Hi! I have LPA for my mum who still lives at home but I suspect not for long. I am also in the process of filling the Deputyship forms in for my dad who is incapable and in a self funded care home. Both mum and dad have joint accounts (savings and current) and I have access to those as LPA...

    Started by And247‎, 27-08-2014 10:28 PM
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    30-08-2014, 10:20 AM
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  11. CHC careplans rules against

    OK Muy mother fell she chipped her hip, she has continued to fall her care plan says she is HIGH risk of falls and she is treated correctly BUT her CHC nurse assesor says she ISN'T and they refuse to write to me why - the assesor also overrules other items of documented evidence and...

    Started by Brogues‎, 27-08-2014 01:34 PM
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    30-08-2014, 09:00 AM
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  12. Power of attorney - disagreements… multiple siblings appointment?

    My elderly parents are both over 85 and my father is suffering from vascular dementia. My mother has decided that it's desirable to arrange power of attorney in the event that she can no longer manage her affairs. I am one of four siblings. Two of us live much closer to my parents than the...

    Started by sassy_lassy‎, 18-08-2014 11:53 AM
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    29-08-2014, 10:31 PM
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  13. Direct payments and bank accounts

    Hi Can any one advice.My husband as Vascular Dementia which progressed very quickly.As a result I do not have Power of Attorney as he could not consent to it.I took advice from a solicitor as to weither it was worth applying for the other thing-sorry I dont know the name that you can get when it...

    Started by DIANE69‎, 28-08-2014 10:39 AM
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    29-08-2014, 12:41 PM
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  14. Complicated housing issue

    Before I begin I do have a solicitors appt booked but I would value any helpful comments please. My dad has vascular dementia and having MRI scan as possible Altzheimers too. He is 92, very active but very muddled, does not know who I am etc etc Until about 2 months ago he lived alone...

    Started by Denise.w‎, 28-08-2014 10:47 PM
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    29-08-2014, 07:03 AM
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  15. Pension Credit

    I am confused! I am trying to work out Pension Credit for my mother and am struggling. They were an old fashioned couple - my father worked, my mother stayed at home so all the income was in my father's name. My mother has 50% of his occupational pensions, and whatever standard old age...

    Started by Dancing Demon‎, 28-08-2014 06:38 PM
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    28-08-2014, 09:41 PM
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  16. CoP Deputyship and Notify relatives?

    Hello! I'm filling in the CoP forms for deputyship of dad's financial affairs at the minute as he is totally incapable.... I’m a little confused about section 4.2 of CoP 1. ‘Please give details of other people you will be notifying’, (at least 3). My dad has two children (my sister and...

    Started by And247‎, 25-08-2014 05:40 PM
    cop, deputyship, notify
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    28-08-2014, 08:21 PM
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  17. Passing away in Care Home

    I deal with my mothers affairs. She is under full NHS funded care due to her condition in a private care home. I am wondering if anyone out there has experience of changing circumstances with NHS funded care e.g. what happens if the NHS team decide that fully funded care is no longer appropriate or...

    Started by happyhacker‎, 26-08-2014 08:43 AM
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    28-08-2014, 07:24 PM
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  18. Probate/estate question

    I understood that when an estate is wound up, this would include any shares being sold/settled and nothing more should be distributed thereafter. The deceased died Dec 2009, the distribution was settled with remaining monies going to all beneficiaries in Nov 2011. Apparently after the probate...

    Started by Norfolkgirl‎, 27-08-2014 10:29 AM
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    27-08-2014, 04:09 PM
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  19. Deprivation of Assets ................Mild Cognotive Impairment

    Can anyone advise on whether diagnosis of 'Mild Cognitive Impairment' of my brother (in his 80s with a poor memory) has any bearing on 'Deprivation of Assets'? Having read about Alzheimer's he went to his GP who gave him an MMS and said that 28/30 was nothing to worry about. He asked to see a...

    Started by Silver Bowler‎, 24-08-2014 02:30 PM
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    24-08-2014, 03:29 PM
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  20. CoP Deputyship and Trustee application to sell a joint house?

    Hello! My Dad is in a care home and incapable of managing his financial affairs. My mum is still in their joint home and is frail and gets confused but coping with visits from carers twice a day at the moment. I have LPA for mum (dad always refused) which means I can manage their joint...

    Started by And247‎, 23-08-2014 11:45 AM
    cop, deputyship, joint house, trustee
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    24-08-2014, 10:19 AM
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  21. Taking mortgage over parents bungalow.

    I have been asked by somebody in his mid 60's if anybody has had experience of taking a mortgage over his / her parents property?. Both his parents are still alive and in their late 80's. Work needs doing on the bungalow which will cost about £20,000 and he has got the money. The bungalow is...

    Started by WILLIAMR‎, 24-08-2014 09:49 AM
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    24-08-2014, 10:03 AM
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  22. Financial advice for carer of Dementia Patient in denial...

    We have a joint bank account and reciprocal LPA registered but not yet activated. And we have reciprocal basic Wills. My Husband diagnosed three years ago with Dementia is sure he can control our joint finances, but can't. I've been doing my best, but having just been granted AA, I think We/ I...

    Started by Rageddy Anne‎, 23-08-2014 05:31 PM
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    24-08-2014, 07:54 AM
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  23. CHC withdrawn & DLA

    Hi, This is my first post and need some advice. My Mother was awarded CHC in November 2011, this was withdrawn on her second assessment in February 2013 (I am currently appealing this decision). Mum is now selfunding and my question is should she now be entitled to have her DLA reinstated. she...

    Started by jmm‎, 22-08-2014 12:50 PM
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    24-08-2014, 07:26 AM
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  24. How long does it take to wind up a deputyship?

    A bit of background. My mother died earlier this year, and I found myself her executor. I have appointed the solicitor who was acting as her deputy to act on my behalf and I am a little concerned at the extremely slow pace he and his financial advisers are working at. Does anyone have any...

    Started by Wirralson‎, 22-08-2014 04:34 PM
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    22-08-2014, 08:25 PM
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  25. "Lost" valuables

    Anyone know what redress there is when items go missing in a care home? It seems to me there isn't any as they cover themselves with 'get out' clauses in the original contract. Something of great sentimental value has disappeared and now all we have is apologies from the home. Surely they have...

    Started by Just thinking‎, 11-08-2014 11:03 PM
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    22-08-2014, 05:05 PM
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