There are so many people wanting to avoid care home fees these days.
In my view everything possible should be done to recover the fees from the family.
I would say it is ok for a spouse to leave their half of the house to the children but care home fees should take prority so if the other spouse has to go in to care if his / her half of the house is used to pay the fees the person who inherited the other half should be liable.
Also if a husband / wife occupies the house when their spouse is in care a charge should be put on the house so the fees could be recovered when it is sold.
Another thing they could do is put a limit on how much a person can inherit in his or her life say £200,000.
Any more should be taken and used for the care of other people.
If there are insufficient assetts wealthy children should be held liable.
If the children have houses which are too large for their needs or savings over £100k they should be made to pay the care home fees.
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