- Sep 16, 2019
Hi,just looking for some advice from people who have had a care needs assesment. After 9 months of tests and scans my husband has been diagnosed with moderate dementia. I already have attendance allowance,have applied for Council Tax discount, and many other things. I waited until we had a formal diagnosis letter and have now applied for a Carer's Assessment. I recieved a phone call and have a date arranged for someone to come and do the assesment. While on the phone I asked about a Care Needs Assesment for my husband. I was told that the threshold for those is high and we could talk about it during my assesment which is in December. Surely If I have needs as a carer which they are happy to acknowledge, my husband who needs care also needs an assessment? At the moment it's not an urgent matter as his dementia is progressing very slowly but I don't want to wait until we are in a desperate situation. Any advice about this would be welcome. Many thanks.