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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Live Q&A in our chat room: Lasting Powers of Attorney

    This Thursday, 11 September we'll be running a live Question and Answer session on Lasting Powers of Attorney, with Alzheimer’s Society Information Officer, Sam. The session will be run from 2 - 3pm. If you have a question about this, please do pop in to the chat room. (Please note that Sam...

    Started by SerenaS‎, 09-09-2014 03:29 PM
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  2. 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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    14-03-2014, 09:57 PM
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  3. 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. CHC - Just starting off - any advice please?

    MiL has been self-funding residential care for four years. As well as vascular dementia, she has a cocktail of serious health conditions which need to be managed. Supported by the CH Manager, we think she meets the criteria for CHC funding. In response to our request for an assessment, the...

    Started by Florriep‎, 16-10-2014 12:33 PM
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  2. Falling into a loophole with selling house

    Hi all, firstly a belated thank you to all who helped me with my other recent thread asking about the average state contribution towards care home fees. It's been a whirlwind since then so I'm sorry I didn't come on to say thank you at the time, I really appreciated all your advice and support. ...

    Started by Gardening‎, 21-10-2014 10:15 PM
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  3. capacity or not?

    As her carers my siblings and I had decided that my mother lacked capacity. She was recently assessed at her local hospital & they informed us that they were unable to give my mother any diagnosis and that they would not support us in any attempt to gain lasting power of attorney over her. She...

    Started by Lynne06‎, 07-05-2014 06:14 AM
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  4. Is this legal?

    My mother is in the late stages of Alzheimer's dementia mix and she has been admitted to a hospital unit near where she lives, with little hope of her coming out again. I have siblings who they are going to see a solicitor to try and get my mum's house signed over to their names, so if my mum is...

    Started by ellorobin‎, 21-10-2014 05:32 PM
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  5. Pensioner Misdiagnosed

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/522684/Pensioner-Sold-Home-Dementia-Care-Home-Misdiagnosed As it happens the lady has gone in to a care home anyway but I think this could have cost the NHS a lot of money if she had wanted her house back. I think she must felt bad. My father was in an...

    Started by WILLIAMR‎, 16-10-2014 11:04 AM
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    20-10-2014, 08:29 PM
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  6. What to do with the house.....

    Mum recently gone into EMI CH. She has her own home worth approx £160K, at the moment (I say at the moment as this can obviously change) she gets CHC funding. The house is as it was when Mum left back in July, I am unsure what to do. Should/could I rent as an income for her? Assuming she has to...

    Started by gillybean‎, 15-10-2014 05:43 PM
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  7. Direct Payments Scheme

    Ok, this is a hypothetical question, the situation may never occur, but I'd like to be prepared, just in case. Sorry if it sounds a bit complicated, I'll make it as simple as I can! Mum's extra care has been approved by SS and I have opted for the Direct Payments Scheme. We are now waiting for...

    Started by piph‎, 19-10-2014 05:02 PM
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    20-10-2014, 04:17 PM
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  8. Moved: Late in life marriages.

    Started by WILLIAMR‎, 18-10-2014 03:18 PM
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  9. Need advise- partner exhasted looking after mil, no funding for carers

    Hi, need your help guys- just do not know where else to turn- mil diagnosed in 2011 for vasc demen and alzheimer - my partner - her son is loking after her, after an assesment - for the past 2.5 years the council gave us 'direct payments' to help with carer in morning and evening to give...

    Started by sbrew‎, 17-10-2014 05:33 PM
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    18-10-2014, 11:25 AM
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  10. When to activate LPA

    Mother in Law signed POA documents appx 10 years ago before the rules changed. So all we have to do is send them off to the Office of Public Guardians I guess to get it registered. She chose her two sons to be attorneys. One (my husband) lives in the same town and looks after her regularly. One...

    Started by Grandma Joan‎, 13-10-2014 08:56 PM
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    17-10-2014, 06:07 PM
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  11. Buying a property with a Enduring Power of Attorney

    My mum is in a nursing home. I am considering selling my mum's property (which I currently rent out to help pay for her nursing home fees) and then buying two cheaper rental properties with the proceeds. I think I could nearly double her rental income this way. Does anyone have any experience...

    Started by magick‎, 17-10-2014 11:14 AM
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    17-10-2014, 12:37 PM
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  12. Talking Care home move

    Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone can put my mind at ease,had best interest meeting with social worker over my aunt moving,when new care home manager came to assess my aunt,she asked her if she would like to move she said she would give it a go then she was asked it would be permanent my...

    Started by Rettaere‎, 15-10-2014 02:58 PM
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    15-10-2014, 11:39 PM
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  13. Power of Attorney issues

    Hi Folks My 96 year old Mum has dementia and lives in a nursing home. We set up Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) in May 2007, which I think was before Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPA) came in. Myself and my brother are Attorneys (either can act independently). I look after my Mum's affairs...

    Started by Crazeenick‎, 15-10-2014 08:47 PM
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    15-10-2014, 10:40 PM
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  14. Attendance allowance

    Sorry, another question. Mum gets the lower AA. How do we claim for the upper one? Is it a case of just completing the form again?

    Started by simonwhu‎, 06-10-2014 10:16 AM
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    15-10-2014, 06:40 PM
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  15. Changes to care home funding 2016.

    I have read about limits which people will have to pay if they require care from 2016. Has anybody seen anything about property which can be used so the person can finance the proposed amounts from 2016. I know a lot of offspring who have inherited the deceased parents half of the house which...

    Started by WILLIAMR‎, 15-10-2014 09:02 AM
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    15-10-2014, 03:23 PM
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  16. Mother accepted ‘extra care housing’ 

    My Mother has been offered and accepted a tenancy in ‘extra care facility’. An earlier application failed at the beginning of this year, but recent application, which was much more detailed, means Mum has only 4 weeks before she will be living in her own 3rd floor ‘penthouse’ which we viewed...

    Started by francis1306‎, 15-10-2014 02:41 PM
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  17. Question of continuing health care funding.

    Much to my surprise my mum has qualified into continuing health care funding when she was assessed in hospital just before discharge. We placed her in an Alzheimers specialist care home rather than a nursing home, partly because that was the only one with vacancies that we liked and partly...

    Started by emwmarine‎, 14-10-2014 01:49 PM
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    15-10-2014, 04:18 AM
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  18. Care home costs provided by local authority

    Hi all, an unemotional post that does not reflect how devastated we all are but we need info quickly! It looks like the time has come for my Dad to go into a care home. He has savings of less than £23500 and owns a house that they both live in and that Mum will continue to live in so I believe...

    Started by Gardening‎, 14-10-2014 08:45 AM
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    14-10-2014, 04:53 PM
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  19. 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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    13-10-2014, 10:14 PM
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  20. 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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  21. POA.... When to change?.... Help!

    My husband has only just been diagnosed with Alzheimers and he's still working full time although it's a manual job rather than a office job if you know what I mean, I do all the household accounts at home and we've got a joint bank account. He does get a little confused sometimes and struggles...

    Started by Trixxie‎, 08-10-2014 08:30 PM
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    13-10-2014, 07:13 PM
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  22. Both parents with dementia, mum passed away; advice needed OCP

    Their home was sold recently to pay for both care home fees. Around £30,000 each from the proceeds. Mum died recently so does the money in her account go straight to my father's as he is next of kin? I am controller for both accounts, it annoys me to think this money will just be used to pay...

    Started by Milajayne‎, 13-10-2014 05:12 PM
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    13-10-2014, 06:53 PM
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  23. Just gone into a nh-Financial questions

    I just have a few questions. We are funded by the council although dads pension covers 92% of the cost anyway. He went in on 27th Aug and I haven't paid yet. I'm sure I read somewhere that you get so many weeks free. Is that right? He was in the assessment centre for 5 weeks. Dad has pressure...

    Started by Gg2‎, 11-10-2014 04:48 AM
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  24. Private Pension

    I have seen a similar post on this site. Last night and I spoke to a man who's wife has been in care for 2 months. The LA has taken all of the wife's private pension towards the care home fees where as it should have taken half. He has complained and the LA has said it is looking in to it. I...

    Started by WILLIAMR‎, 11-10-2014 08:50 AM
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    11-10-2014, 01:30 PM
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  25. Care home costs - some advice please?

    I appreciate similar questions have probably been answered before, but the situation is always slightly unique. We are caring for my Grandpa who is in a private residential care home. He has dementia. The care is very expensive and so far we've been paying for this using his savings - these...

    Started by b1e1n1‎, 08-10-2014 10:33 PM
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    10-10-2014, 07:21 PM
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