Hi All, I thought it might be useful to others if those of us who have loved ones in a care home or have had a loved one in a care home took part in this poll, so that people can work out what the average cost is and decide whether they can afford it or if it might be cheaper for them to investigate other alternatives (i.e. a full time carer for a couple of days a week in house), or just be prepared for the kind of costs they will have to face. We might all also be able to see if we are getting ripped off or getting a really good deal. My Dad's home cost about $750AUD (about 350GBP) a week but my family got no assistance as my parents own a farm (i.e. asset testing precluded us receiving any assistance). It should also be noted that I live in Australia, and I expect prices will vary in different countries. If you need a currency converter (as the poll has been set up in UK pounds) this website will easily do the calculations for you :http://www.xe.com/ucc/ I hope I haven't underestimated the costs for UK homes...I have based the poll on Dad's home cost being the high end seeing as we didn't get any assistance (mind you he still had to share a room at that price!!) It should also be noted that we still also paid for all his medications on top of the weekly price. The poll is based on WEEKLY costs.