Dad was in a residential care home for nearly a year and was self-funding. His physical and mental health deteriorated quickly and a place was found for him at an EMI Residential Home which also has a nursing section. He has been there a couple of months in the residential section. Unfortunately, his physical health has deteriorated even more - to the extent that he needs to be transferred to the nursing section. His Community Psychiatric Nurse says his nursing needs are many, e.g. skin issues, incontinence, weight loss, pain management, etc but not complex/complicated as such; he believes that dad needs to be transferred to the nursing section. Dad's CPN is arranging a meeting asap to discuss dad's care - he, myself, the home manager and social worker will be present. My question is - would dad be entitled to any help with fees? He has enough money to cover fees at their present fees for nearly two years but I'm assuming that if he moves to the nursing section the fees will increase. I have never claimed a penny for myself as dad's carer over the last 10 years nor for dad himself and I know nothing about what is available. The only help dad has had is with things like adaptations to his WC and bathroom before he moved into residential care. It was a job getting him to agree to those because he is very proud and I suppose that has rubbed off on me too. While dad was in the original residential care home, two of the residents moved into nursing homes and their relatives told me that all their care was being paid for. I asked how that came about and they said that people who had nursing needs and dementia did not have to pay for their care. I find that hard to believe! I am becoming more and more worried about what will happen when dad's money runs out. Dad is in his late seventies and from what I've read vascular dementia can go on for years. Sorry to waffle on. Thank you.