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  1. 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. is it possible to force the sale of a property

    Hi, my father had to move into a care home, there was a charge placed on his home as I lived there with my young daughter, a few years later i moved from the area because of my job and soon after my sister moved our father out of the care home into her home, my father has dementia. I'm wondering...

    Started by james05‎, Yesterday 12:03 AM
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  2. West Sussex local authority

    Hello everyone. I am trying to help my Dad out with my Mum's alzheimer's remotely ( I am based in Aus). We are terribly confused about how the LA assessments work as they seem to vary from LA to LA. Does anyone have any experience with West Sussex and be able to point us in the direction of some...

    Started by Smarta‎, Today 01:25 PM
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  3. Alternative to Power of Attorney?

    My Father in Law died over Christmas, his wife has dementia and has suffered a serious stroke this week, I am executor of his will, we have been told his bank accounts will be frozen and we need to apply for permission to deal with their financial affairs but it is not Power of Attorney, does...

    Started by Anniemw‎, Today 12:12 PM
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  4. The nearest relative

    Can someone please explain the rights of "the nearest relative" (often mistakenly referred to as the next of kin) vs the person holding a registered P.O.A vs the relative providing daily care?

    Started by tp18‎, 05-01-2015 11:04 PM
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  5. do you have to re-pay local authority funded care?

    my family is baffled by this, my grandfather is paying a contribution to his care costs at the moment and the local council is paying the rest of the fees, but people have led us to believe that we are going to owe the council this money later on is that correct? he does have capital but it...

    Started by rbrown‎, 23-01-2015 12:04 AM
    care home fees, local authority
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    Today, 07:27 AM
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  6. Martin Lewis - LPA advice


    Started by Norfolkgirl‎, Yesterday 11:01 PM
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  7. Statutory Bodies and Regulators vs solicitors[or not].

    I'm wondering about how effective statutory bodies are in the context of monitoring and acting on breaches of their codes/constitutions,where monitoring includes responding to reports of breaches by concerned/related people.And whether remedies are timely and effective. To what extent can...

    Started by abadam‎, Yesterday 01:15 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
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  8. Care funding, nursing & dementia needs, money running out.

    Dad was in a residential care home for nearly a year and was self-funding. His physical and mental health deteriorated quickly and a place was found for him at an EMI Residential Home which also has a nursing section. He has been there a couple of months in the residential section. Unfortunately,...

    Started by Sally66‎, 17-01-2015 09:59 PM
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    nursing fees, residential fees, vascular dementia
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  9. How can i exercise my rights?

    Mum lost her mental capacity to dementia in 1999. She died last year in a care home aged 91. All these years, I have never asked how her pension was being paid on her behalf. I assumed somebody must be looking after her interests and I trusted them to do right by her. Because my brother went...

    Started by happyharry‎, 21-01-2015 01:04 AM
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  10. Care Fees and Offspring.

    I was talking to someone last night and he was of the view the offspring should be forced to contribute to a parents care fees and said he knew of a case where the son was a millionaire and he was making the LA pay for his parents care. My view is the son's wealth is nothing to do with the...

    Started by WILLIAMR‎, 24-01-2015 09:55 AM
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  11. Exclamation Acceptance of documentation

    Along with my husband and my sister I have PoA for financial and Welfare issues for my Mum, who is 85 and has a diagnosis of Alzheimers. She lives alone and has carers in daily and some good friends. We all live a considerable distance away and visit when on holiday from our work. I have registered...

    Started by cathyc‎, Yesterday 01:08 PM
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  12. Carer's assessment, The implications...

    If a sole carer gets a Carer's assessment, and there's cause for concern, can that result in interference from the SS? I'm very tired with a nasty cough. Just suppose they discovered I had a heart problem, could the Powers that be push me aside and take over my husband's care? Currently we live...

    Started by Rageddy Anne‎, Yesterday 09:12 AM
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  13. Health and Social Care Act 2008

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/2936/made Safeguarding service users from abuse and improper treatment 13.(1) Service users must be protected from abuse and improper treatment in accordance with this regulation. (2) Systems and processes must be established and operated...

    Started by Norfolkgirl‎, 25-01-2015 07:06 PM
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  14. How long does panel decision for care home funding take?

    My mum's case went before the panel on 18 December and we still haven't heard anything. She went from hospital to a nursing home just before Christmas and Dad's been invoiced for the home. As she is bedridden and needs help with all aspects of daily care we are hoping she will get some financial...

    Started by LeedsLass‎, 21-01-2015 04:46 PM
    care home fees, panel decision
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    25-01-2015, 05:58 PM
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  15. Question CHC and maximum assets

    Hi, I am about to attend a CHC assessment for Mum whose dementia is well advanced and needs 24hr assistance etc. I am concerned about the level of her bank balance should she be awarded CHC. Her a/c is in joint names. there`s no power of attorney as I am the only child, ther was not property to...

    Started by catbells‎, 28-09-2014 10:15 PM
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  16. Can I use Dad's money to pay for legal advice re dealing with Social Services?

    I have Power of Attorney over my father's property and finances. Three months ago, he went into care after having been sectioned for his own safety. Two months ago, I moved him to a much better care home, local to me. During the first couple of weeks, he managed to get out of the home twice....

    Started by joggyb‎, 25-01-2015 10:49 AM
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    25-01-2015, 11:38 AM
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  17. Banking

    Question really: My 90 year old mother has Dementia, and is in care. I have been acting as Appointee and looking after her finances ( no POA was set up). The question is, how does one access her bank account as she is now incapable of any signature.

    Started by mike26‎, 24-01-2015 11:48 AM
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    24-01-2015, 02:41 PM
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  18. Court of Protection case revoking LPA


    Started by Norfolkgirl‎, 22-01-2015 07:59 PM
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    23-01-2015, 09:24 PM
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  19. A Strategy for recognising, prevent and dealing with abuse of elderly


    Started by Norfolkgirl‎, 23-01-2015 07:31 PM
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  20. Best interest meeting - what is it?

    I've received a registered letter inviting me to a best interest meeting for my mum. It's on an inconvenient date. I have important work scheduled from weeks ago that can't move, and my wife is taking training also already booked. I informed the hospital and they said that the meeting...

    Started by fr0d0‎, 04-03-2014 12:57 AM
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    23-01-2015, 12:29 PM
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  21. Question Care Home - poor quality care, negligence and repayment of fees

    I have a situation where there was a safeguarding issue with regard to the poor quality of care my father in law received in a care home. The care home admitted negligence. As my father in law was a self-funder I would have expected a refund of care fees. The response I have had is:- The owner...

    Started by Phil8147‎, 20-01-2015 10:29 AM
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    23-01-2015, 10:30 AM
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  22. Lasting Power of Attorney

    How could you get the Government to change how a LPA has to be worded? I think it could stop a lot of financial abuse. For example if only one person is requested to be notified of the LPA by the person who is arranging it, that person has to sign to say that they agree to the LPA and give...

    Started by juliedoreen‎, 20-01-2015 10:57 PM
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  23. Paying for Temporary Care.

    Mom has been in Temporary Care since September last year. The LA have only just got round to paying the NH.:rolleyes: I gave up trying to kick them into action in November but have been paying the top up each month. Mom, in receipt of no benefits, has had a financial Assessment as a permanent...

    Started by Pete R‎, 22-01-2015 02:52 PM
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  24. House sale/purchase question

    I have not posted before but have followed other posts for some time and find the site immensely helpful. My father has had AD for 10 years. It developed relatively slowly but has been quite severe for the last three years or so. He now qualifies for CHC (he is also sectioned) and is in an NHS...

    Started by katek‎, 20-01-2015 05:33 PM
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    22-01-2015, 03:21 PM
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  25. 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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