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My mum had several medical problems and dementia, she is terminally

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My mum had several medical problems and dementia, she is terminally ill.
She had been on a dementia ward for 7 weeks now and we are looking at caring for her at home with social support, for as long as we can..
Mum is married owns her own house in her name, also jointly owns a house which her and her sister rent out for £400+ a month.
Can they make us sell her house or the rented house for her care?
She has saving of more than £60,000.
Does her terminal illness make care free?
Thanks jane
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Your mother may be eligible for free NHS continuing healthcare due to her terminal illness.
This care is not means tested as it is provided for health reasons abbey the NHS and not for social reasons.
The assessment process is quite strict, see here for what is involved
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/are-you-eligible-for-nhs-continuing-care-funding
Hope this helps
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you.
Could we be made to sell the house she owns with her sister to fund her care?
How do we get free care if she is tern
McNally I'll, I need to know for this meeting on Monday.
Thanks Jane
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
No, you would not be made to sell her house which she owns jointly with her sister.
Your mum will be assessed by a multi disciplinary team as having a primary health need, see here for further information on the process
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/pages/nhs-continuing-care.aspx
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