Hi, can anyone clarify for me the rules on means testing for care homes please as i am getting conflicting reports. My mum is full time carer for my dad who has alzheimers, she has been recently hospitalised and when released she will be unable to continue caring for my dad so we are looking for permanent care for him. The social worker is coming to do a financial assesment but has told mum she needs to provide details of all her savings and investments. i was under the impression that only assets in dads name would be taken into consideration? Mum is worried she might have a little over the £23000 threshold in her name but dad has only a small amount in his name as he has had alzheimers for 7 years now and has therefore not been involved in any financial decisions for a while now. mum is also worried about the house but i'm sure that is disregarded as she is over 60 , can anyone advise please?