Hi everyone. My father has gone into a nursing home full-time. My mother is still at home and is currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. My mum and dad own their own home and have around £5,000 savings. My dad's pensions are being taken to pay for his nursing home and my mum only has her state pension. My mum also has to pay another top-up fee of £180 per month on top of my father's pensions towards the nursing home fees. As you can imagine, my mum is concerned over how much money she is going to have left. I am currently looking into getting her rates relief for her house, but are there other ways of helping my mum with living costs etc...? My mum really doesn't want to leave her home at the moment and is also worried that if she did sell half would then go to the nursing home. My mum and dad worked all their lives and have never received any benefits. My mum made a bad investment with a private pension many years ago and rather then a monthly sum gets around £200-£300 every July I appreciate any helpful hints or a point in the direction of where to go to seek help. Many thanks.