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We have been told by the OT team at the NGH that my Mother in law will sadly now have to go into 24hr care , as she is now unable to look after herself.

 She has a home in England and another home in the Republic of Ireland.

 

Will her home in the Republic Of Ireland be classed as assets to go towards paying for her care fees or is it exempt as it is not in the British Isles ?

 

Any info would greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

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 My guess is assets  are assets were ever they are ; You can always phone and ask before any one comes tell them its a general inquiry they will tell you

 

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Before she leaves hospital ask for a Continuing Health Care Assessment. This is for people who have primary health needs. If she meets the criteria she would be funded by the health authority. If her needs are classed as social then she would be placed in a residential home and this is means tested. She might be entitled to up to six weeks free care following discharge to a care facility - link. 
 

If she wants to go home you could ask about community services. They can’t provide 24 hour care but it might be possible  with private carers and family support. 
 

There is more information on the AgeUK and CarersUK websites, among others. 

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4 hours ago, spider1 said:

 My guess is assets  are assets were ever they are ; You can always phone and ask before any one comes tell them its a general inquiry they will tell you

 

Thank you for your reply . Who do i need to ask regarding the property in the Republic Of Ireland ? 

3 hours ago, Jomie said:

Before she leaves hospital ask for a Continuing Health Care Assessment. This is for people who have primary health needs. If she meets the criteria she would be funded by the health authority. If her needs are classed as social then she would be placed in a residential home and this is means tested. She might be entitled to up to six weeks free care following discharge to a care facility - link. 
 

If she wants to go home you could ask about community services. They can’t provide 24 hour care but it might be possible  with private carers and family support. 
 

There is more information on the AgeUK and CarersUK websites, among others. 

Thank you for your reply and the link. 

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  TRY 08007310469   This may not be the correct dept but they will put you through or give you the number tell them its a general inquiry as they will ask you for your ins number . Doesnt matter if they do give it them nothing on record at this stage you are allowed to help your mother in law . 

might be better if  she is  there as they want her authority for you to speak for her

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On 06/01/2020 at 19:04, master jedi said:

We have been told by the OT team at the NGH that my Mother in law will sadly now have to go into 24hr care , as she is now unable to look after herself.

 She has a home in England and another home in the Republic of Ireland.

 

Will her home in the Republic Of Ireland be classed as assets to go towards paying for her care fees or is it exempt as it is not in the British Isles ?

 

Any info would greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

I'd  go and get a proper bit of legal advice if I were you, ideally from someone who specialises in this sort of thing. I'll see if I can dig out who mother used but it was a few years back.

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Anyone who is carer should register with https://sheffieldcarers.org.uk/  as they are a mine of information and help.  They are nothing to do with the Council, social workers or the government. I registered with them years ago when I had caring responsibilities - I still do have them - and they really can offer good advice.  

I would also think about Power of Attorney if you have not already dealt with this so long as your mother in law is capable of making her own decisions.  Anyone approaching a certain age should make one.  If it is straightforward you do not need a solicitor unless it is complicated.  

https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney  I made my own which is not in practice yet but anytime I feel it needs to be I can had over responsibility for my financial affairs and Health and Care to my appointed attorneys.    

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On 09/01/2020 at 19:12, spider1 said:

  TRY 08007310469   This may not be the correct dept but they will put you through or give you the number tell them its a general inquiry as they will ask you for your ins number . Doesnt matter if they do give it them nothing on record at this stage you are allowed to help your mother in law . 

might be better if  she is  there as they want her authority for you to speak for her

Thank you. 

On 09/01/2020 at 21:03, tinfoilhat said:

I'd  go and get a proper bit of legal advice if I were you, ideally from someone who specialises in this sort of thing. I'll see if I can dig out who mother used but it was a few years back.

Thank you.

On 10/01/2020 at 11:48, gene said:

Anyone who is carer should register with https://sheffieldcarers.org.uk/  as they are a mine of information and help.  They are nothing to do with the Council, social workers or the government. I registered with them years ago when I had caring responsibilities - I still do have them - and they really can offer good advice.  

I would also think about Power of Attorney if you have not already dealt with this so long as your mother in law is capable of making her own decisions.  Anyone approaching a certain age should make one.  If it is straightforward you do not need a solicitor unless it is complicated.  

https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney  I made my own which is not in practice yet but anytime I feel it needs to be I can had over responsibility for my financial affairs and Health and Care to my appointed attorneys.    

Thank you.

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