I read with interest Tony Heare's mail regarding his 'inheritance' being lost to his mother's nursing home. There seem to be a lot of us in this position! My mother's house was sold 8 years ago and the proceeds are slowly dwindling away with her fees of £400 a week! It's awful to sit and watch all my parents hard earned savings disappearing for care that should really be paid by the NHS. Now that her funds are nearing the threshold of £20,000, I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has gone on to claim future care payments from Social Services. How detailed will my accounting records need to be regarding my expenditure (on my mother's behalf as her Power of Attorney) over the past 8 years?