1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

Mixture of LA funded and privately funded care?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by arielsmelody, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. arielsmelody

    arielsmelody Registered User

    Jul 16, 2015
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    At the moment, my MIL has a small amount of savings (under £14k) and lives in her own house that she owns outright. The LA are paying for her to have 4 carer visits in the day, and she is making a contribution towards that from her pension & attendance allowance, but she really needs someone there at night and the LA have been very clear that they will not provide that. She is flatly refusing to consider a care home.

    We are considering using a private agency to provide additional night time care using her savings until they run out (when she will probably have to go into a care home and be self-funding from the sale of her house). Are there any pitfalls or problems we should be looking out for if we do this?
     

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