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Paying dad's care costs
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First point of call should be his father’s social worker, the LA cannot throw a vulnerable person on the street, so whatever they have said about turning down deferred payment, that is the only option they have, but the OP needs to work with them regarding selling the properties but not allow himself to be pressured into finding funding himself.
Happy moneysaving all.
As I said before, dementia in and of itself does not automatically qualify for health funding. Much of the care around dementia (which the OPs father has) are social care needs - washing, dressing, supporting to eat, keeping them safe. That does not qualify someone for health funding. It is worth looking into, and the person may qualify, or may qualify after assessment for the nursing top up, but the fast track is not a magic way to avoid full assessment where the needs are primarily not health related. I sit in the assessment meetings sometimes as part of my job and have had many arguments about the severity of a need and whether it is over and above what may expected.
- they have a rapidly deteriorating condition that may be terminal
- their needs to be urgently met, for example to provide appropriate end of life support in their own home or care setting