re: care home fees running out - solicitor specialising in community care law wanted
I'm asking around to see if anyone can recommend a solicitor specialising in community care law. I'm also getting in touch with a couple of charities dealing in help for the elderly but thought it would be useful to have a direct recommendation of someone in that specific field too.
To cut a long story short, my parents are both in a residential care home in Gloucestershire and have been self-funding after selling their house but their funds have nearly run out.
I've just had a call from their newly assigned case worker to say that after reading their care plan notes from the home, she thinks it is unlikely that the local council will consider funding either of them. We thought this might be the case with my Mum but my Dad has dementia and is 96, and we can't imagine how he would cope in sheltered housing especially as Glos has hardly anything even with a warden on site, let alone any night staff.
My brother and I are trying to get as much information on the situation before attending the assessments in about a week.
thanks for any suggestions. I posted a similar question re: care home fees a while ago and got very helpful and informative replies from Pugwash and TE44 in case it's relevant to anyone else.Here's the link to that thread:-