1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. barker

    barker Registered User

    Jan 22, 2006
    26
    I may have to go into hospital soon and may be off my feet for a few weeks afterwards. My partner cannot possibly be left and there are no relatives to 'take him in'. We have had respite care in the past to give me a break, but this costs nearly £400 a week. Will we be expected to use respite care in these new circumstances, or is there an alternative? and who pays?:mad:
     
  2. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Hiya Barker,
    I'm not certain, but I have a feeling that if your husband is self funding you may have to arrange respite. Do you have a CPN/care co-ordinator to discuss this with?
    LoveHelen
     
  3. wendy43uk

    wendy43uk Registered User

    Dec 22, 2005
    64
    sheffield
    i use to work in the communtey care ofton when som ones wife was in hospt ital or just got home they would have carers sleep over and visit 4 times a day or live in ask the socal worker
     
  4. taylorcat

    taylorcat Registered User

    Jun 18, 2006
    171
    W.Scotland
    My Mum is presently in respite to give my Dad a break and he pays nothing like £400. Would direct payments not cover the cost or at least some of it.
     
  5. pammy14

    pammy14 Registered User

    Dec 5, 2005
    103
    leicestershire
    we pay about £460.00 per week for my sister as she is self fun ding until her savings have gone down to the limit. make sure you spend your money while you are young, we are,
     
  6. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Lionel is self funding. Latest home is £610 per week. Home is lovely.

    What else would he spend his money on?
     
  7. Lila13

    Lila13 Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    1,342
    The respite place where my mother went was £550 a week. She would have refused to go if she'd known that.
     
  8. taylorcat

    taylorcat Registered User

    Jun 18, 2006
    171
    W.Scotland
    Sorry I forgot to say my Mum is also self funding and my Dad has been told he will have to pay £65 per week.
     
  9. barker

    barker Registered User

    Jan 22, 2006
    26
    Many thanks for all your replies.

    We looked into direct payments but they were only donating £1.40ish to my £28..00 ish for a sitting service (4 hours), which was priced at £12.50 an hour. So I also had to pay the shortfall of some £5 an hour.

    We are self-funding and the only thing that worries me about spending his money quickly, is the fact that we have no idea of the duration of the illness.

    We do spend money on holidays but its just a case of moving our problems to a different venue; it is quite honestly not much of a holiday for me.

    We do have a CPN and a social worker, but chocolate teapots spring to mind. They are pleasant and well-meaning but not very good on the 'follow through'

    Once again, thanks to all.
     

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