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    CHC - time point of decision - MDT or CCG?

    I'm actually not sure now if NHS funding continues until we get a CHC decision. Can anyone advise on this?
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    CHC - time point of decision - MDT or CCG?

    Some advice please. I understand that until a CHC eligibility decision is made, the NHS funding continues. So at what point is this decision made - is it the MDT recommendation, or the CCG decision? In my Dad's case, he is currently in a NHS assessment bed in a nursing home, funded for 4...
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    What are the stages of dementia? How will I know when it's time to move my mum to a c

    However much we may want to be able to predict what's coming, it's rarely that simple, & probably depends which part of the brain is most severely affected. For some people, loss of mobility & continence can occur well before loss of speech - for some the converse. Dad went from mobile (able to...
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    Power of Attorney certified copy - needs to be less than 12 months old?

    I have used donor certified copies (5 years old) for other financial institutions......
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    Power of Attorney certified copy - needs to be less than 12 months old?

    I'll also be fascinated to see how Raggedy Anne gets on with this one.......I got the same message from 2 different people, although I guess they are all probably sitting together in the same office....... If I had more time I'd fight it, I'm not usually a quitter
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    Power of Attorney certified copy - needs to be less than 12 months old?

    I think it's absolutely correct & appropriate that financial institutions need to see the full financial PoA - either the original or a certified copy. They tend to make their own copy of this & return to you. I would be concerned if financial activity were permitted without them seeing all...
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    Power of Attorney certified copy - needs to be less than 12 months old?

    The originals have holes stamped through them.......& my certified copies are black & white.
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    Power of Attorney certified copy - needs to be less than 12 months old?

    I spoke to 2 different people at Invesco, & they both gave the same answer (even when I had the cheek to suggest they didn't understand what document I was talking about!) If I was feeling stronger & had time to waste I'd probably argue the legalities with them, but as a local solicitor can do...
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    Power of Attorney certified copy - needs to be less than 12 months old?

    I rang the OPG & they thought it strange.......but also said any institution can make their own rules, so seems I'm stuck with it. Local solicitors charge anything from nothing to £30 to make a copy, so worth ringing around.
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    Power of Attorney certified copy - needs to be less than 12 months old?

    Thanks, I actually have the original & 2 certified copies. I don't want to let the original out of my hand! I know I can get a solicitor to certify more copies, but it's more hassle & cost that I can do without just now......I feel that it's a very odd position for Invesco to take.....
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    Power of Attorney certified copy - needs to be less than 12 months old?

    I am dealing with my fathers affairs on his admission to a nursing home. Everyone seems to want to see his PoA - but today Invesco Perpetual asked to see either the original or a certified copy LESS THAN 12 MONTHS OLD. Has anyone come across this before? I thought once you had certified copies...
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    Verbal aggression, hallucinating, agitation...

    I'd never heard of delirium as a medical thing until Dad went through all this 3 weeks ago. It seems a classic issue associated with infection (generally a UTI). The change is dramatic & immediate, and I believe can last for long after the underlying infection is controlled. So don't lose hope...
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    Moving Dad from hospital to nursing home when he wants to go home?

    More excellent advice - from Lady A especially around wearing normal indoor clothes, I'd never have thought of that but makes complete sense!
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    Nursing home costs!!

    Others may correct me on this. In England I believe the LA will include the value of your home in a financial asessment if going into residential care, but not if having care at home?
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    Moving Dad from hospital to nursing home when he wants to go home?

    Excellent advice Canary. It's actually a really lovely nursing home (arranged in small "households" within a retirement "village") and we are largely happy to see him taking the next step from hospital. And we can we truthful in saying it's for a period of convalescence......although it will...
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    How can I support my mum when I live 60miles away?

    My advice would be to contact Social Services to ask for a Carers assessment for your Mum. That should start the ball rolling on help for them both, and be a gateway to other services.
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    Nursing homes

    Aisling, my heart goes out to you.
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    Moving Dad from hospital to nursing home when he wants to go home?

    Thanks everyone, all sounds like good advice! I've asked the ward today if a family member can be in the ambulance with him, and then I will arrange for Mum to be waiting in his room on arrival. The home will be far more used to dealing with this than we are..... I'm well beyond telling him the...
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    Moving Dad from hospital to nursing home when he wants to go home?

    I'm new to this forum, found it very helpful over last few weeks! Dad is in around stage 6, was living at home with Mum caring for him 24/7. They are both 80. He became ill (UTI, delerium) & was admitted to hospital 2 weeks ago. He lost all mobility, & has been hoist only & 2 staff in hospital...