1. My comments are concerning care in West Yorkshire and particularly in my area - Calderdale.

    Here there are no homes for Alzheimer's patients apart from a EMI unit, particularly if the patient requires nursing care also.

    As I have previously stated on this forum, my father is a sufferer for the last 6 years (possibly longer) and in the last six months my mother and I have been trying to arrange, if somewhat reluctantly, some respite care or perhaps something more permanent.

    Unluckily, we live in Calderdale where there is really nothing available so we are left to struggle (and struggle we do) at home.

    Is anyone else from Calderdale and do they have any experiences from this part of the country?

    Here you can pay up to £940 a week for care - why can afford that?

    Perhaps my mother will have to sell her house, the proceeds of that should last 2 years, if that.
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,873
    Kent
    Hi Poppetweb
    Does that mean there are no people in Calderdale with dementia? There must be provision somewhere. What about the surroundimg areas? Is provision available there?
    Have you contacted social services to ask their help. I do hope you manage to get someone to listen to you.
    Good luck
     
  3. Social Services are useless here.

    The situation is all very frustrating.
     
  4. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    Have you tried contacting the local branch of AS to see if they can offer any advice?

    Calderdale and districts branch
    8 King Cross Street
    Halifax
    West Yorkshire
    HX1 2SH

    Telephone 01422 352789
    Fax 01422 352779
    Email calderdalealzheimers@postservices.com
     
  5. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    Go to page 8 http://www.wysha.nhs.uk/Library/Com...the CPLNHS on reconfiguratuon of the SHAs.pdf


    Shows the services in your area , if your father is in late stages they do tend to put people at that stage in nursing care home for respite (EMI unit )

    Your mother would not have to sell her home , if your father went into care full time , as that is her only home , if your father has saving over £20 , 00 then he have to pay for respite

    . it does all depend on post code area , in how good services are , some area I have read on TP come under the mental heath unit with people with dementia , they also have SW have your spoken to them ?
     
  6. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    If a moderator pop in they may kindly link your to thread together , as it does not take a lot to :confused: me :)
     
  7. No, not in Calderdale, she will have to sell to afford the £525/week fee - £140 of which will be paid by the council!
     
  8. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    If your parents own their home jointly then it does not have to be sold to pay care home fees

    person's home will not be taken into account as capital if it is occupied by:

    A husband, wife or unmarried partner
    A close relative under the age of 16 or over the age of 60
    A relative under the age of 60 who is disabled.
    The local authority may ignore the value of the house if it is the permanent home of a carer.


    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/Caring...idential_and_nursing_care/info_payingfees.htm

    Brenda
     
  9. Yes, this is fine but who really pays the remainder of the care costs? In order to do that she would have to sell the house.
     
  10. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    I know that many areas have a limit to how much they will pay towards fees, but I am sure it must be a lot more than £140.

    Brenda
     
  11. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    So I am assuming your father does not have saving over £20, 00

    All they have is a joint house, and pension.

    So your saying that if your father go into care home, social services have told you they part fund it, the rest would have to come out of any basic pension benfits , pervert pension your father has?

    Not your mothers pension and she can still live in the joint house .

    Social service would pay for respite all founded under an assessment of your father if he does not have income over £20. 00.
     
  12. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    not sure which word you meant to use here - but it did make me smile :) Did you mean 'private pension'? :confused:

    Brenda
     

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