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    • merrydance
    • By merrydance 14th Jul 17, 5:26 PM
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    Care Home Fees
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    Care Home Fees 14th Jul 17 at 5:26 PM
    Just after a bit of information for a friend, one of her parents will probably have to go to a care home, they have no assets except they own their property in joint names. Will the property be counted in any way (ie deferred payment) towards the care home fees, if the other parent still lives in the home? Thanks
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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 14th Jul 17, 5:28 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 5:28 PM
    Just after a bit of information for a friend, one of her parents will probably have to go to a care home, they have no assets except they own their property in joint names. Will the property be counted in any way (ie deferred payment) towards the care home fees, if the other parent still lives in the home? Thanks
    Originally posted by merrydance
    No. The value of the house will be ignored.

    Have a look on the AgeUK website for lots of useful information about paying for care.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 14th Jul 17, 6:48 PM
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    As Mojisola says above.

    But the whole care home area is a mine-field, not just the fincial side but also evaluating/choosing etc, so do as much reading up as you can:

    http://www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/

    https://www.cqc.org.uk/

    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/care-homes.aspx

    http://www.anchor.org.uk/help-and-guides/guide-to-choosing-a-care-home/which-type-of-care-home-would-suit-you


    In particular look for homes with the appropriate expertise eg
    * nurses as well as care workers?
    * experience of dementia?
    * ratio of staff to residents? By day and at night
    * facilities
    Last edited by G_M; 14-07-2017 at 6:54 PM.
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