Dad going into a care home. My mum who is the main carer for my dad has reached her breaking point and would like my dad to go into a care home. I feel devastated by this and feel really upset and sad as I know this isn't what my dad would have wanted. I also feel like this is it- he'll go into a care home and not come out. I've worked in care homes previously and worry about the quality of the care he will receive as he is mainly bedbound. The main reason my mum has reached this point is because she has been unable to work as Dad can't be left on his own. She spoke to the social worker about a private carer which would cost £500 a month. How much are care home fees roughly? My mum is laying the maximum threshold amount each month currently after a means assessment. Also, do those going into a home need to have had both the first and second dose of the vaccine?