I have a relative with advanced dementia who has been self funding in an excellent care home for over 4 years. The weekly rate is currently £677. Her savings have now dropped to just over £23,250 and she was re-assessed by social worker this week. It seems certain that the assessment will place her in Band 5 (maximum) which attracts a LA payment towards her care at £470 per week. The care home are not willing to accept this lower amount and there are no family members to pay a 3rd party top-up. I am confident that if she was to be moved to a different care home her condition is likely to deteriorate rapidly. Can anyone offer any advice on what I can do to persuade the LA to pay the full amount?