My father has been in a nursing home for 7 months.
He has very little money of his own.
He was assessed when he came out of hospital and was found to be eligible for full NHS funding.
Another assessment was carried out after 4 months and the results I was given verbally was that he would have to pay his own fees.
I pointed out he had no money and I was told that Social Services would have to pay and I will be required to pay a top up amounting to nearly £1,000 per month.
I just said I was going to see a solicitor but a letter came through the next morning stating he qualified for NHS funding and he will be assessed again in 3 months ie today.
I went to his assessment today and I was advised that he qualifies for full NHS funding but he will be re assessed in 12 months time.
The person doing the assessment then advised me to get myself in a position to pay the £1,000 top up per month by next year as he may not qualify for NHS funding.
I have my own house but my net pensions amount to £2,050 per month but I am 67 myself.
Social Services have not asked what my income is and as far as I am concerned I can not afford to pay £1,000 per month top up.
Most homes will not take Dad as he has attacked nurses in the hospital.
I am just wondering how I am expected to pay £1,000 per month and how does a pensioner with no occupational pension pay this amount.
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