I am totally confused...

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by JBK, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. JBK

    JBK Registered User

    Feb 25, 2018
    37
    Female
    I would welcome any comments on this scenario.

    Recently a friend was assessed by SS as needing carers to visit his home three times a day. However due to him living in a remote area SS could find no Care Company who could provide it . So SS decided it would be in his best interests to provide a place in a care home until home care could be put in place.

    After a year it was decided that it would be best for him not to return home, but to stay in the care home. He had not been charged for his care home. Shortly after this happened he was sent a bill for the care he had received.

    I'm thinking he should not have had to pay this as first SS assessment didn't assess him as needing a care home.

    I am totally confused.......quite easily to confuse me I might add!
     
  2. Normaleila

    Normaleila Registered User

    Jun 4, 2016
    691
    Hi JBK. I'm sorry I can't advise on this but I hope someone will be along soon to help. I must say it seems unfair that he wasn't advised of this in advance. Has he had a financial assessment?
     
  3. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,721
    Kent
    Hello @JBK

    I think the family of this friend or their representative needs to discuss this with SS.

    It seems a bit steep to expect a full year's payments to be covered without previous discussion or a contract being set up. On the other hand I presume this person will have received their pension and any due benefits while in residential care so is this money available to be paid in the interim?
     

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