I am not quite sure if this is the correct forum, but is there anyone out there who could advise me of where to get information of the policy on defining what level of care would be defined as nursing home needs?
My dad is in hospital and may need to go into a home as my mum no longer thinks she can manage to care for him much longer. He is unable to walk or stand and has lost the use of his right arm, is doubly incontinent. My dad is diabetic and used to manage his insulin and blood testing himself, he has glaucoma , has had bowel cancer, spinal stenosis.
He has worked since the age of fourteen without a break until the age of sixtyfive. I have just found out that if he does go into a home that all his state pension and half his modest work pension will be taken off him .
Someone has told me that if he needed nursing care they could not touch all his state pension and to enquire about the Critical Care policy as defined by the ombudsman? I contacted Age Concern who are going to send Mum some leaflets, they told me to contact the Lower Marsh
office of the health authority. Well I did and they told me that they had never heard of it.
My dad is just an ordinary man, he worked as a postman driver as he had polio as a child that left him with a withered leg, his first wife died and left him with three children which he raised single handed. During a routine delivery there was an attempted armed robbery. The gunman shot his friends then him when he smashed one of them with a box, the bullet went into his scrotum then passed into his leg. He was back at work ten weeks later, the idea of having counselling would have made him laugh his socks off.
He is seventy nine this year.
I'm sorry to have strayed from my original point, but if anyone is not bored witless by reading the above can anyone give me any advice for my Mum?