I am a new member and found the forum by searching - hoping to find someone to help me. My mum has been in a care home for several years. She had had an operation about a year previously on her spine as she was becoming unable to walk. A few years ago she became totally unable to walk or load bear and is confined to a special chair. In the past few years she has also developed dementia and is doubly incontinent. At no time has she ever been assessed for continuing health care. The only assessment has been financial. I have only just found out about CHC and believe my mum should have qualified years ago. She has just had her first CHC assessment and scored 3As 2Bs 6Cs. I am still awaiting the second assessment date. Her disabilities and health have been chronic but stable for several years, so clearly she could have qualified for CHC many years ago. I now hear that a claim can't be backdated. I sold her home to pay for care home fees in 2008, was advised to invest the proceeds in a bond (with life policy) - and now find that this should have been disregarded in the means test. What should I do next?