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    Families 'misled' over care fees

    Hi, I have gained NHSCC retrospectively for my Dad. He died Feb 2007 but I had already stated my belief he was eligible when he went into his care home. I stuck to the fact that he was in a home for health reasons not social reasons. The health board came up with all kinds of diversions such as...
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    links

    I will try again! I have just found a new link given on a post by Sandy in response to my thoughts that it would be good to have a nursing group for Alzheimer's as for Cancer with Mac millan nurses. If you know any where else to get help and support why not add it here ? Here's the link Sandy...
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    links

    I have just found a new link given on a post bt Sandy in response to my thoughs that it would be good to havw a nursing group for Alzheimer's as for cancer with Mac millan nurses. If you know any where to get help and support why not add it here ? Here's the link Sandy gave...
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    Success!

    thanks Sandy, I will check it out, same goes for me , I didnt know nor would I have if not for your post
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    So sad...don't know what to do....

    my dad was agressive with my mum, she coped as long as she could but eventually could take no more. unfortunately by this time she herself was exhausted, now I have lost them both. dont let yourself become worn out. have you an alzheimer's group outreach worker who you can talk things over with...
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    Success!

    what you have achieved is great. I know nothing of your document as I am a fairly new user, in regard patients with alzheimer's I came to believe that we need a bank of Alzheimer's nurses like Mac Millian nurses, but what you are doing is so practical it must help in so many ways. thank you
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    Increase in care home fees

    are you trying to apply for NHS contiuing care? Its hard work but I am still trying.
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    I cant take much more

    http://www.guardianship.gov.uk/formsdocuments/forms.htm is the home page for forms, power of attorney forms are just down the page a little.
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    I cant take much more

    to do the registration yourself go to http://www.guardianship.gov.uk/downloads/EP2.May05.pdf and print off the forms. You have to notify interested parties, who will include your brother, its the children and grandchildren of the person who you are registering for, ie your mum, any of who can...
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    I cant take much more

    Have you spoken directly to the court of protection, I have only found them to be helpful. If your mum signed this a while ago when she had capacity and now does not have capacity, then it is the duty of the ones named to reister the forms with the court of protection, that way they have the...
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    campaign

    sorry to double post, petition is on... home page of Alzheimer's, news and campsigns (item 9 on yellow left), campaining for change; the campaign for fair access to fully funded NHS continuing care for older people; right hand yellow square - sign a peteion on the Number 10 website on NHS...
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    campaign

    I havent read everything, so apologies if I am repeating something already said. re care for the elderly and costs, has everyone been to the site on the home page (10 downing street ) to sign the petion, the more names the more chance of being seen and heard.
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    A Frank And Open Message:

    Dear Hazel its fine, thanks for your help, the truth is I am vulnerable and touchy at present, if I over reacted I hope you will understand. I have been reading other threads and have learnt much, I didnt understand why dad had lost his swallow reflex, now I do. I hope and believe I can help...
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    tenants in common

    It is essential to do. By splitting to tennants in common, the wills of each can leave their share to children, so if A dies their share goes to children, not the surviving partner and so can not be taken into account for fees. My solicitor said I did have to get permission from the spouse. If...
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    A Frank And Open Message:

    Dear Hazel, i dont feel the need for a gp only a friendly group to share experiences with. Nor do I wish to join or start a new thread, if you prefer me not to post here I will cease to do so. This thread has helped me a great deal, I appreciate the caring thoughts from contributors, thank you...
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    A Frank And Open Message:

    solutions I have just been reading the various messages, and my heart aches. My stress at watching my dad wanting to go home, is over. He did some incredible things in his home including breaking into the home from the garden to get out and go home. The disease is one I knew little of until my...
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    A Frank And Open Message:

    what's right for you It is an impossible situation to live your own life. My mum died jan 4th 07, I believe she finally died from exhaustion of keeping my Dad's condition of Alzheimer's hidden for as long as she could. It was when she kept collapsing and finally was kept in hospital last May...