Mum lives alone but is definitely declining she is ok at home at the moment but I want to be ready this time if and when we need to place her in a home in the future. We have a super one locally but it is £1,300 a week. She has around £60k ( no property - we sold that before dad went into care and most of it went on his carehome). Is it worth getting a financial assessment done now to see how much the LA will contribute once her funds fall to £14,950. Will they even do one at this point? The home is in a different LA to the one she currently lives in ( it changes half way up her road) will this be a problem? Just want to see if this home is feasible for us to consider, with me and my 2 siblings paying the top up once she gets to this point. Hoping we can afford it for a couple of years at least then may have to move her to a home which LA will fully pay but thinking by then she will be less impacted by her surroundings. My dad had no memory really by the time he went into a carehome but in his one they all just sat round the edge of a room with a TV in the corner this was fine for him but it would kill my mum she is so busy ( at 85) and doesn't sit still for 5 minutes. The home we are looking at also said they might let her take her dog which would be great as the dog is her whole life.