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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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    14-03-2014, 09:57 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. 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, Today 10:29 AM
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    Today, 04:09 PM
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  2. 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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    Today, 03:48 PM
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  3. 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, Today 01:34 PM
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    Today, 01:34 PM
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  4. 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, Yesterday 08:43 AM
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    Yesterday, 11:53 AM
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  5. 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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    25-08-2014, 02:32 PM
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  6. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    24-08-2014, 03:29 PM
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. "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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  13. Unhappy Discretionary Disregard of Property....Refused

    I do realise there are many others in a similar and much, much worse position than me but I just needed a moan. I used to live on a boat and work abroad. I sold up and moved in with Mom 11 years ago as she needed help whilst having a knee replacement. The op went badly and so did the revision....

    Started by Pete R‎, 17-08-2014 09:15 AM
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    21-08-2014, 03:10 PM
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  14. Word of warning re LPA

    We are on the verge of having an LPA and other legal actions overturned as MIL was diagnosed with VAS dem/ dementia prior to these being put in place. Her solicitor is being threatened with unlawful,action, despite an independent witness being used as the certificate provider. All because an...

    Started by min88cat‎, 20-08-2014 09:54 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    21-08-2014, 01:15 PM
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  15. I'm confused..who will pay?

    HI I'm confused and I'm hoping someone on TP can help with this financial question. Both my parents have been diagnosed with dementia. My dad had Alzheimers and vascular dementia and my mum has recently been diagnosed with vascular dementia. They are both currently being seen by the Home...

    Started by snowygirl‎, 18-08-2014 07:49 PM
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    20-08-2014, 07:30 AM
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  16. 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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    18-08-2014, 02:10 PM
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  17. Power of Attorney Wales v Scotland

    Hi My mum lives in Wales and my sister lives in Scotland and my sister is about to become power of attorney for my Mum. Given I think POA is different between Scotland and Wales should my sister take out one for each. It is possible that if my mum had to go into a home my sister is contemplating...

    Started by taffgolfer‎, 17-08-2014 11:22 PM
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    18-08-2014, 07:08 AM
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  18. Financial abuse?

    Sorry folks, just have to get this off my chest as it is screwing me up this evening.:( Some of you may be aware through another thread of mine that I have had diificulties with my brother and his use of the POA (financial and property)we share on behalf of our father. To cut a long story...

    Started by Sheepteach‎, 04-11-2013 09:56 PM
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    17-08-2014, 11:31 AM
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  19. Tenancy in Common and day care

    Hi all, My Mum has received 2 days day care a week by SS. My parents put their house into a Tenancy in Common back in November 2007, so just shy of 7 years. I vaguely remember that a Tenancy in Common is only valid if it is 7 years before SS get 'involved'. Would that be for more permanent...

    Started by jimbosmith‎, 25-04-2014 12:58 PM
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    15-08-2014, 04:30 PM
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  20. SS Means test.....

    Can anybody give me any pointers about these, or do all LAs have different criteria? It's just that mum is to have one (to see if she qualifies for any more help at home - not for a CH) and I'm starting to worry about the dreaded 'deprivation of assets'! Just under 2 years ago, before...

    Started by piph‎, 14-08-2014 04:20 PM
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    15-08-2014, 04:07 PM
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  21. 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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    12-08-2014, 09:41 PM
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  22. Help or advice on completing annual report form opg102

    Hi All I'm a newbie as of today and would appreciate any help in completing the COP annual report form. Completed all the Account pages thanks to reading your comments I did a spreadsheet and it all balanced. I am stuck on page 2 " Significant decisions you have made" don't feel I have made...

    Started by Stressed Out‎, 09-08-2014 03:26 PM
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    12-08-2014, 06:51 PM
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  23. Attorney Change of Address.....

    I, along with OH, have recently been granted Joint POA for my Mum. My daughter, who is a Replacement Attorney has moved house since the forms were completed, but before we received the certified documents back. I understand that all we need to do is to keep a note of her new address with the...

    Started by piph‎, 11-08-2014 02:55 PM
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    12-08-2014, 11:59 AM
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  24. Legal right to memantine?

    Hi everyone, hope someone can advise me. My dad has recently gone into a nursing home. I have LPA. After he'd been in the home a couple of weeks, the GP that looks after the home did a review of meds and discussed with me - I agreed for dad to come off lots of meds he'd picked up over the years...

    Started by theraggertys‎, 11-08-2014 09:58 PM
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    11-08-2014, 10:08 PM
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  25. 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
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 412
    11-08-2014, 08:15 PM
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