Nursing home care - who pays, how much?

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by DaveSmith, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. DaveSmith

    DaveSmith Registered User

    Oct 28, 2017
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    If you have a parent that needs to go into a nursing home, is there a limit to how much you end up paying for that care, until the state pays? Or do you pay for all of it?

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  2. karaokePete

    karaokePete Volunteer Host

    Jul 23, 2017
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  3. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
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    Hi Jon.

    Well it's complicated. Very simplistically, if a person has assets over the current upper limit (approx £23k) they pay, if under the LA will pay, although the person will be also contributing the vast majority of their income. But there are wrinkles: the LA will only pay if 1) they feel the person needs nursing care and 2) the amount that is their normal contribution unless you can show that for the care required, that's not enough.

    Now if when you say "you" you mean you personally as the child of a person entering care, you don't have to pay a penny.

    You should probably look at this https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/sites...et_paying_for_care_and_support_in_england.pdf

    (if you are in Wales or NI there are different fact sheets).
     

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