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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 Alzheimerís 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. Entitlement to a SS assessment.....

    Can any one of you legal whizzes out there tell me the name and date and details of the Act of Parliament which states the entitlement for a person to have an Assessment of Needs carried out by the Local Authority SS dept. I'm planning to phone SS on Monday to ask for - no, demand, - an assessment...

    Started by piph‎, Today 02:42 PM
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    Today, 02:50 PM
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  2. can the care company stop me from seeing my mother?????based on a lie?

    Due to me reporting the nursing business to the CQC, the nursing business (not a home) have now made up another lie to stop me from accessing my mother. The following can also be proved by videos (for non commercial gain). The nursing business sent letters saying i was not to take photos but...

    Started by Jones22‎, 28-07-2014 11:16 AM
    access, care home, cqc, law, liberty, lies, rights
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    Today, 12:37 PM
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  3. Lost wills

    When dad and mum first became ill and it was obvious we were going to be clearing their house we asked mum where the wills were. Either in the house or at the bank was the reply. She didnt seem to know really, as they were a very traditional couple and although they made their wills some time ago...

    Started by kingmidas1962‎, Yesterday 09:20 AM
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    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
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  4. Pension Credit

    Last week I received three forms to do with pension credit for my mother, they need more information apparently. They are asking about her savings and income which I don't have access to as we are waiting for the LPA to come through. They are also asking about her house, which I live in (always...

    Started by Cathy67‎, 11-07-2014 04:55 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
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  5. Benefits and payments .... Totally confused?????

    Hi, I care for my Dad and he has recently had a load of financial assessments done by the DWP. He was in receipt of carers allowance from when my sister used to care for him but since I started caring for him, his social worker has gone through the whole process again and I have had a mountain of...

    Started by Steve1310‎, 21-07-2014 01:42 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
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  6. Angry Are charities targeting people with Alzheimer's for donations via call centres?

    When I was reviewing my Dad's finances prior to employing a live in carer I noticed quite a few direct debits to charities. He was not able to use the internet and I didn't know how he had set these up until I saw a letter thanking him for increasing his direct debit to a well known charity. I...

    Started by Emma F‎, 21-07-2014 06:09 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:09 PM
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  7. Can the NHS choose a care home for you (force one on you)?

    My Mum is in hospital in Wales, waiting for discharge to an EMI nursing home. We have been told by the Discharge Nurse that there are places available at a care home that we are not happy with as the latest report (from June 2014) is not at all good and highlights staff shortages leading to lack...

    Started by Owly‎, 28-07-2014 09:06 AM
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    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
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  8. Question Urgent: Care Home Want To Kick Her Out!

    I'm new so I hope that this is the right place to ask this question. My grandmother-in-law has a combination of Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. For the past 18 months or so, she has been in a residential care home that describes itself as specialising in dementia care. (She is paying for her...

    Started by Pneumothorax‎, 17-07-2014 08:25 PM
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    Yesterday, 02:38 PM
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  9. Do I really need to tell everyone mum is in a home?

    Mum is nearly 97 and is now in a home. My heart sinks at having to contact all the authorities and waste my time on paperwork. i know the correct answer is well of course I should, but would it really be the end of the world if I didn't tell the Pensions and AA that she has moved? Her payments stay...

    Started by Raggedrobin‎, 30-07-2014 09:30 AM
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    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
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  10. Top up Fees and Grandchildren

    Hi, I'd appreciate any thoughts or advice please on a matter that has arisen. My ex-husband has parents who are both suffering from Alzheimer's and need to go into a care home. After much searching, he has been able to find a place where they can both be admitted together rather than be...

    Started by JigJog‎, 29-07-2014 01:09 PM
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  11. CHC checklist query

    MIL had a checklist done to see if she was eligible for CHC. She received a letter to say she was only eligible for NHS Funding to continue. We asked for the checklist which they at first said they don't usually send out but they agreed to send it to MIL. Having just received it we find that 1)...

    Started by retiredcopper‎, 25-07-2014 03:16 PM
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    30-07-2014, 08:38 PM
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  12. Why do the LA Social Services even bother to participate in "Joint" Decision Panels?

    ...when the NHS CCG makes the decision and the LA do what they're told, even if in breech of the national framework. Almost a year ago, a Local Authority SS representative, as one member of a two person Joint Decision Panel (the other being CCG) said this about my mother: "Mrs **** is within...

    Started by Cornishman‎, 23-07-2014 01:33 PM
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    30-07-2014, 05:11 PM
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  13. Current poa registration timescale

    In case you are just about to apply, we posted health and finance for dad on 18th January and have received them today 4th April, gives you a rough idea of how long it is currently taking for processing.:)

    Started by love.dad.but..‎, 04-04-2014 01:08 PM
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  14. Can anyone answer these questions please?

    Hi I have been my mum's Deputy for the last 5 years and have very recently sold her house for far less less than it's true value because of deterioration and finding it very difficult to obtain unoccupied house insurance after 5 years of unoccupancy. However, the house is now sold and I have...

    Started by wazzer‎, 29-07-2014 10:18 PM
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    30-07-2014, 10:51 AM
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  15. can i move mum? quite urgent

    Hi I am wondering if anyone can help me. My mum has turned 50 this month and has been diagnosed with korsakoff syndrome for almost 2 years now. When she was first admitted to hospital and diagnosed it was such a shock, I never thought she would be the same again. Before she was a bubbly outgoing...

    Started by j1989‎, 29-07-2014 10:06 PM
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    30-07-2014, 07:32 AM
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  16. Mum refused NHS continued healthcare at assessment - help please

    Im so so so angry. Mum was granted NHS continued healthcare last year. Her alzheimers was pretty bad and she had a variety of other health needs. At the one year review (which I was assured would be a formality) the health professional actually told me he recommended a continuance as mums...

    Started by Farmergirl‎, 19-07-2014 10:26 AM
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  17. Attendence Allowance................. MIL has Alzhiemers and BIL lives with her

    Can you please help me with this matter. My MIL has Alzhiemers and get an Attendence Allowence. But my BIL has been cashing this amount each month and putting it in his pocket. We have told him this is mums money NOT his and it is to be used for things for her well being. Now my husband has been...

    Started by lilacben‎, 14-07-2014 07:08 PM
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    29-07-2014, 11:26 PM
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  18. CHC funding means tested?

    I have been told by my mums social worker that she will never get funding as she has assets, I am reading the guidelines and I can't find anywhere it says it is so what is going on? The home manager has told me the same Anyone have any insight?

    Started by Brogues‎, 27-07-2014 04:17 PM
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    29-07-2014, 03:29 PM
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  19. REMINDER. Claiming back care home fees in Wales

    Just a reminder, you have only got a few more days left to apply. "If you believe you may have wrongly paid care home fees in the past, because you should have been eligible for NHS continuing healthcare, you have until 31 July 2014 to try to claim those fees back. This 31 July 2014 deadline...

    Started by geum123‎, 28-07-2014 03:43 PM
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    28-07-2014, 06:31 PM
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  20. Top Ups - Please help

    I know I have read so many posts about top ups but today it has affected me so I need some fresh advice and I'd really appreciate your help. Mum has agreed to respite care on discharge from hospital. The REACT team have said she will need to pay top up fees, I spoke to them directly, so I know...

    Started by Noorza‎, 25-07-2014 12:51 AM
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    28-07-2014, 09:20 AM
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  21. care home fees / selling house any info please

    Hello everyone, Iím looking for some advice if anyone can help. My mum has been in care for about 3 years now. Before that my dad was the main carer and I helped out. In march of this year my dad died and his estate has gone to probate. The problem I have is that the local council have sent me a...

    Started by smiffyman‎, 27-07-2014 09:16 PM
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    28-07-2014, 07:02 AM
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  22. My sister has POA

    My mother is in a care home and my sister has financial power of attorney over her. The other day I noticed my mothers wedding ring was missing. I mentioned it to the staff and they found it a couple of days later. They then gave the ring to my sister as staff say she is next of kin and is family...

    Started by debz67‎, 27-07-2014 05:59 PM
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    27-07-2014, 10:35 PM
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  23. Big move

    Hello all, I really need some advice. I will try and cut a long story short. My dad suffered a major 2nd stroke in February and due to my mum not being able to cope my dad went into a nursing home. He was quite mobile but lost cognitive skills and was/is very confused. Due to him being upset all...

    Started by Denstar‎, 25-07-2014 10:43 PM
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    27-07-2014, 09:29 PM
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  24. Moving someone out of a care home.

    Hi everybody, this is my first post. I have looked through this section of the forum for similar stories, and only found one previous, but sadly this has not been updated. My FIL is currently in a care home. He has Parkinsons and Vascular dementia. He was admitted in approx January of this...

    Started by Porfan‎, 29-05-2014 11:32 PM
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  25. Paid for Care in Wales after 2003?

    If so, then this could be important for you but please note that you must START the reclaim process BEFORE the end of Thursday July 31st 2014. http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/utilities/2014/07/did-you-pay-for-care-in-wales-after-2003-you-could-claim-a-refund Sent from my SM-T310...

    Started by CeliaW‎, 26-07-2014 02:42 PM
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    26-07-2014, 06:57 PM
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