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    Care homes ripping off families by charging after the client has died

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    papa_umau
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    Care homes ripping off families by charging after the client has died

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 11:17 am

    Rip-off care homes may be breaking the law by charging families after a resident has died, warns watchdog

    Care homes can also charge people before a resident even enters a home.

    All the abuses were targeted at self-funding residents, who pay their own fees.

    Many forced to sell their houses to cover bills that often exceed 600 a week.

    Get the full shocking report from The Mail online HERE




    This racket has been going on for a long time and people who pay for residential care should not be ripped off in this way.

    The fact that homes can be taken to pay fees should be outlawed right now.


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    Re: Care homes ripping off families by charging after the client has died

    Post by zathrus on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 11:36 am

    If it is the elderly people that are being robbed here then some government body should be instructed to protect them when making such dangerous decisions.

    If it is the families that are trying to care for their elderly parents then they too should be protected.
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    Re: Care homes ripping off families by charging after the client has died

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 11:30 am

    It seems that there is no regulation in this field and there certainly needs to be.

    When an old couple have spent their lives buying a house via a mortgage they should not be robbed of that house to pay for care.

    Most if not all parents plan to leave their home in a legacy for their children, and that is where this money should go, and nowhere else.


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    Re: Care homes ripping off families by charging after the client has died

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 24 Jun 2017, 11:11 am

    My mum will have to go into care very soon and I have no clue as to how I should go about it in an inexpensive way that gives her good care.
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    Re: Care homes ripping off families by charging after the client has died

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 25 Jun 2017, 11:13 am

    Yes, and this time in you're mum's life it can be perplexing how to go about care in the best way.

    There are plenty of "connected" advice centres out there but most of them will try to sell you something as they are giving advice on the subject.

    HERE is one I found from The Money Advice Service that looks as if it gives independent advice on this subject.




    It is a bit of a minefield when looking for such care, especially if you want it done privately.

    That is why I think that Local Authority care might be the best way to go.

    Best of luck to you and your mum Angie.


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    Re: Care homes ripping off families by charging after the client has died

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 10:48 am

    I think 'Exit Fees' when someone dies are reprehensible. Talk about rubbing salt into the wound of the bereaved family.

    I feel that the elderly in Care homes are just treated as commodities by the owners.
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    Re: Care homes ripping off families by charging after the client has died

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 11:17 am

    I totally agree HG, especially if the care home is run for profit in the private sector.

    The care and wellbeing of vulnerable elderly people should never be done under the profit motive.

    What is worse is that almost all of these private care homes are registered as charities.

    No easy answers here I think.


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