1. Beverley Judd

    Beverley Judd New member

    Sep 11, 2019
    1
    Hi and thanks for letting me join. We live with my mother in law who has Alzheimer’s. I have been caring for her now for 3 years. We live in her house. My husband her son has diabetes and our daughter has learning difficulties, epilepsy and autism I also have copd and depression. Things are getting to the point that we may have to put my mother in law into full time care. She can be violent and has hit and kicked us.
    Would they take the house to pay for care if this happens?
    I would be grateful for any advice or who to speak to.
    Many thanks.
     
  2. karaokePete

    karaokePete Registered User

    Jul 23, 2017
    4,897
    N Ireland
    Hello @Beverley Judd, welcome to the forum. I hope you find this a friendly and supportive place.

    You will find lots of information, including details on the questions you have raised, in the AS Publication list that you can find with this link https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/publications-factsheets-full-list

    If you want to look for local support services in your area you can do a post code check by following this link https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/find-support-near-you

    Otherwise, do take a good look around the site as there is a lot of information and wisdom here. If you have any specific questions just feel free to start your own thread in this sub-forum https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/forums/i-care-for-a-person-with-dementia.70/
     
  3. karaokePete

    karaokePete Registered User

    Jul 23, 2017
    4,897
    N Ireland
    By the way, if you feel it would help to talk it through with anyone the experts on the help line can be good, details as follows

    National Dementia Helpline
    0300 222 11 22
    Our helpline advisers are here for you.
    Helpline opening hours:
    Monday to Wednesday 9am – 8pm
    Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm
    Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm


    Live on-line advice is also available in the UK and you can see the details of that if you follow this link https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/national-dementia-helpline/live-online-advice
     
  4. Banjomansmate

    Banjomansmate Registered User

    Jan 13, 2019
    1,084
    Female
    Dorset
    If a child is living in the house I think you are OK but I could be wrong. You will receive more authoritative answers from others but just to let you know that people here will help in whatever way they can.
     
  5. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,249
    Female
    South coast
    There are various things that can make a property disregarded (not counted in the financial assessment) - usually this is because a spouse is living there, but there are other categories.

    from the Alzheimers fact sheet
    https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/legal-financial/care-home-fees#content-start


    However, your home will not be taken into account if one of the following people also lives in the property, and will continue to live there after you have moved into a care home:

    • a husband, wife or civil partner
    • a close relative over the age of 60
    • a dependent child
    • a relative who is disabled or incapacitated.

    your daughters disability should place you in that last category
     

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