My mum is in the dementia wing of a care home in North Yorkshire and she is physically frail to the point that she needs help to get out of bed or chair to go to the bathroom. Because of this the home have said they need two people to help her and they can’t provide that level of care in the dementia wing so she will have to go to a nursing home. My brother and I received the formal letter(from a financial assistant at the care home) yesterday of 30 days notice of eviction with threat that she will be charged if her room is not cleared by 3rd May.
My question are:
Should I just ignore this as there is no way they are going to move her at the present time?
Is this legal as I thought they had to give consideration to her human rights and those of the family and without discussion?
Have they got an obligation to find her somewhere to go if my brother and I are incapable of helping them?
She is self funding at the moment, will the government pay for her care at the nursing home?
Sorry if this has been covered before but I am new to the group and couldn’t find anything similar in the posts.
One for AGE UK to handle , Malcolm … on an urgent basis :
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Difficult in normal times let alone now adding the coronavirus factor in.
They have clout … something most individuals do not have.
Let us know how matters process … could help many others in the weeks that follow.
I presume that CHC / NHS Continuing Healthcare is NOT a factor here ?
Be wary of the provisions of the recent Coronavirus Act IF any application is to be made.
Coronavirus Act 2020 - Changes to NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care | Bevan Brittan LLP
First, read up on NHS Continuing Healthcare.
Then have a look at a copy of the contract that the home should have issued you with when mum moved in.
Then ring the Care Quality Commission.
Ultimately, this is NOT your problem, but that of Social Services. Mum is a vulnerable adult, a very, very vulnerable adult!
Welcome to the forum. Please don’t feel the need to apologise. With the changing situation, even if someone had posted your exact same question before, I expect some of the responses will be different due to Covid-19. There are many people on the forum who are pleased to offer their opinions. The forum has been very supportive for me and I hope it will be to you too!