My mum has been living in supported accommodation for the last year but has declined so much, that social care have agreed that she should be cared for in a residential / nursing home.
They have told us the full amount they will pay and suggested a couple of homes that they recommend and presumably fall within that fee base. Having checked them out, they are both CQC rated ‘requires improvement’, with one of the reports detailing a resident being forced fed and the inspectors having to intervene.
Social care have told us if we want anywhere else (above that budget) then we (our family) will have top up the payments with our own money. There is no way we can afford the additional £800 per month between us - and I feel desperate.
I noticed someone had commented on a previous thread that social care shouldn’t ask us to contribute - is that right? Or, is that our only option for our beautiful mum other than to place her somewhere that ‘requires improvements’?
Feeling desperately sad for my mum as she would be devastated if she understood the situation she is in. Any advice would be gratefully received thanks x[/color]