23rd March 2016

Saving money on your care fees

We are always delighted to be able to report wonderful success stories and it doesn't come any better than this.  An elderly client was introduced to us two weeks ago and she was desperately in need of some help.

 

Her husband, David, had been placed in a care home as an emergency when she became ill several months ago.  Mary was his main carer and when she was admitted to hospital there was nobody to look after David.  He has dementia and was understandably very confused.  He was placed in a care home over an hour away from Mary's home, so when she returned home and was still unable to look after David, she had a very difficult journey to visit him as she didn't drive, using busses, trains and taxis.

 

Mary contacted us and wanted to move David out of the home he was in and find somewhere better and closer for him to live in.  We were able, within 7 days of being instructed, to find him a fabulous care home that can support residents living with dementia.

 

David moved in last Monday and has settled in wonderfully well.  Mary is able to visit him easily and the relief that he is being properly looked after is palpable.

 

But the good news doesn't end there.  Whilst we were researching care homes for David we also discussed the fees with the care homes.  Once Mary had chosen the care home she wanted David to go into we were able to negotiate the care fees on her behalf and have save her £800 a month.

 

At Chosen with Care we choose the care home with care - and we negotiate your care fees too!

My mother has been acting as my father’s main carer for over a year since he was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. Unfortunately she had a fall on Monday and we were faced with a situation where we had to act fast to arrange for her to be taken care of and to look at immediate respite care in order that my father would also be looked after in a suitable care home which could cope with his needs. Luckily we had your report and had already viewed some of the care homes that you short-listed for us. This meant that when the dust had settled i.e. ambulances and paramedics had left and GP’s appointment arranged, rather than having to panic we were ahead of the game. Rather than having to start from scratch we worked through your report and phoned the care homes on the list. Luckily on our 4th call we managed to find a suitable care home that had a vacancy and within hours had arranged an appmt. to view, discussed needs with the manager and secured the room. My father is now being looked after by professionals in a safe environment and I am able to breath a sigh of relief after a couple of pretty stressful days. I have no doubt that without the report that you prepared for us and the advice you gave to go and see the homes on the list “just in case” we would not be in this position and I would probably still be tearing my hair out trying to get the situation sorted. Thanks very much for your advice