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If I move mum from her home to be near me will my local authority pay care home fees ?

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by Megan M, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Megan M

    Megan M New member

    Jul 18, 2019
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    My mum is currently managing at home on her own but clearly has dementia. I envisage only a small deterioration would now mean that mum would not be able to cope. I am considering moving mum to live near me so I don't spend the next few years on the motorway driving back and forth to deal with care needs. Will my local authority pay for my mum's care needs when she runs out of money if she has moved down to receive care near me?
     
  2. Jaded'n'faded

    Jaded'n'faded Registered User

    Jan 23, 2019
    387
    Female
    High Peak
    It depends! I moved my mum to a CH near me but she was (still is) self-funding. It makes a lot of sense.

    As far as I know, it would be up to your mum's current LA to fund her if she needed that immediately or soon, not your LA. However, I think it changes after 2 years. I was told that once mum had been resident in the CH for 2 years, if she needed LA funding after that, my LA would have to pay.

    I'm sure others will be along to confirm/correct this :)
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,830
    Male
    North Manchester
    Is you mum currently on the LAs books where she is now?

    If not I think she can just move and the current LA will not be involved.

     
  4. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,631
    Female
    London
    That's exactly it - if she is on record with her Social Services, they are responsible. If not, the new ones will be.
     

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