I watched this item from BBC news channel and wondered what others thought about the decisions made by the carers - one in particular had decided not to have help with the care (or to consider nursing home care) as she has savings and would have to pay for it.
I am the first person to stand up and say the current situation for funding care is entirely iniquitous, but it is what it is at the present. The decision I made was that I am not fit (breakages, hopeless hip replacement, back problems, depression) to care for my OH and that he would not want me making myself ill in order to care for him.
I therefore made the decision to pay for care out of our savings (having wrung a pittance from SSD to add in) - I paid for carers to come in at home, then live-in carers and now for him to be at a good nursing home. All his savings are gone and I am starting on mine now.
The lady on the film was risking her health in the way that she was caring for him and I was concerned at the absence of suitable equipment to help her at home.
Given the current system, do you think it makes sense to not have help in when you have the money, just to retain your savings? My view was that these savings are there for a rainy day and this is very definitely it!
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