Hello. Not been on here for a while, but was wondering if anyone was in the know.. My father is in his 70's and over the last six months has deteriorated alarmingly, resulting in him being taken in to a hospital about three months ago. My mother has just received the results of the financial assesment into the cost of care. They own their own home, have some savings, a pension , a few shares, an ISA etc, they were in short set for a comfortable if not spectacular retirement. My dad had worked beyond retirement age and made additional voluntary contributions to his pension fund to make sure of this. They are by no means loaded, and in many ways had always been very careful with their money in order to look after themselves. When my mum received the assesment of what she/they were expected to pay it equated to roughly 80 odd % of their monthly income, my mum was in a state of shock, contemplating whether she could look after Dad herself ( it would kill her or make her crack up within a fortnight ). Does this sort of figure sound correct, is there a right of appeal or bodies that are worth talking to / getting involved.. Many thanks for any help that you can offer.