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  1. Poppetweb

    West Yorkshire

    Thanks for this but I have lookled at it and visited many. They do not have the staff to cope.
  2. Poppetweb

    West Yorkshire

    Yes, this is fine but who really pays the remainder of the care costs? In order to do that she would have to sell the house.
  3. Poppetweb

    West Yorkshire

    No, not in Calderdale, she will have to sell to afford the £525/week fee - £140 of which will be paid by the council!
  4. Poppetweb

    How much respite care do you receive?

    No, been trying for 7 months for respite - nothing available. Social workers - useless. In a word. He gets no help apart from me and two day daycare a week.
  5. Poppetweb

    West Yorkshire

    Social Services are useless here. The situation is all very frustrating.
  6. Poppetweb

    How much respite care do you receive?

    If you live in Calderdale (West Yorkshire) there really is no respite care!
  7. Poppetweb

    West Yorkshire

    My comments are concerning care in West Yorkshire and particularly in my area - Calderdale. Here there are no homes for Alzheimer's patients apart from a EMI unit, particularly if the patient requires nursing care also. As I have previously stated on this forum, my father is a sufferer for...
  8. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    My mother has that.
  9. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    Well my father did not make a will so it will go to court.
  10. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    The future is in the future. Thanks for your help.
  11. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    She will, it's the council who's forcing her to do all this!
  12. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    No, at the time of writing the respite care is still available but it is hoped he will be able to go in permanently elsewhere before then. Well, he'll have to as an emergency because there's no other option. My mother can pay for some care until the house gets sold and then there will be...
  13. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    My father earned the money himself so he is entitled to it when he needs it most. My mother will get a council flat and that doesn't bother her in the least. If my mother needs care in the future she's not going to be dumped in the street. When the money's gone, it's gone, at least he will...
  14. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    We are in a corner now. One gets very little help from the local authority. They advise but at the end of the day you're on your own so to speak. Because of my dad's violent outbursts, particularly at night, it's necessary to do something within the next few weeks. If it's necessary to pay...
  15. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    It's not about money. He needs care. She can't care for him any longer. The house will pay for his care. The house is his and so he's entitled to the money. My mum can live in a one bedroom flat - he can't. I think because the equity will be there from the sale the money will pay fully...
  16. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    She want's the best care possible because he has earned it. She's going to live a flat or something similar.
  17. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    Things have got worse over the last few weeks with my father and his condition. He's still at home but can no longer find the toilet and my mother (his carer) has great difficulty getting him to the toilet and to bed. Even if I help it's near impossible. Some weeks she only gets 16 hours...
  18. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    Hi, Things differ from local authority to local authority. Here they want you to go to the cheapest council-run home (if there is one for dementia) and if you don't you have to pay the difference - it's as simple as that. We have been 'looking into it' for months so we have a good idea of...
  19. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    My mother has chosen one of the most expensive homes because she is happy with it and thinks it will provide the level of care which he is entitled to. He worked all his life so why shouldn't he have the best? He has less than £12,000 in savings (most money is in the house which he shares...
  20. Poppetweb

    Going looking for a care home

    No, the situation is that he will have to pay his way and cannot afford the fees, so will have to stay at home. Social Services offered help to put him to bed at night but this never materialised!