Mum has received attendance allowance at the lower rate since her diagnosis with dementia in 2016. She is now in a nursing home (self-funding having failed to receive CHC funding) - she has to be washed and dressed each day, is no long mobile and needs to be moved with a wheel chair and her speech has deteriorated and she is no longer comprehensible. She is still able to feed herself. I have been told that I can apply for higher level payments now that she needs 24/7 care. Does anyone have experience or comments about applying for the higher level of funding?