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Date: 01.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

Well I thought I would be able to have a rest this Easter but NO. Just opened the statement for Mum's Nursing Home fees and they are saying we owe them 4k!! I think not. This has happened before when they failed to take a couple of cheques off the statement. So now I've got to go right back to 2008 and check each invoice with the cheque paid !! Good grief what do these accounts people do for their pay ??

Anyway sorry it's not arthritis related - well it is really as the stress of things like this don't help - Rant Over >:(
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Date: 01.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

OMGGGGGGGGG B*******ds.....KJ remember we talk about alll things, so your post is it, coz it causes stress that U dont need!!! I always talk 'off topic'...helps me big time !! ..xx
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Date: 01.04.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

Bloody hell! Thats awful Kayjay. Anything finance related stresses me out big time. Hang on in there : )

xx
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Date: 01.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

Been at it all night - finally done it - they havn't took the last cheque off and they show an invoice that's not even due for payment yet !! They are the biggest swindlers out there - 2k per month !!

We had to sell her house last March and ofcourse that was when property value dived. It makes me soo angry as Mum+Dad both worked full time from the age of 14 to retirement and paid National Insurance / Income Tax / Council tax. Then they make you sell the bliddy house to pay for nursing care !! This government ought to be ashamed of themselves.

I'll get off my soap box now - it's a touchy subject for me so I better shut me gob before I blow a gasket.
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Date: 02.04.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

Good for you kayjay... Wot if that bill had gone to someone elderly who would be to frightend to check and argue with them there all b....y leeches...tc xx
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Date: 02.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

Lynn B. To answer your question - they wouldn't give a toss. That's how they like them - old - vulnerable and unable to stick up for themselves. The world of elderly healthcare is a scandal and a nightmare. Sadly none of them care they are just thrown on the scrapheap once they have worked all their lives and are of no further use to the politicians , and are unable to vote.

Little sis and me have been going through this since 2003 when Mum had to go into a Nursing home.

What people don't realise [ and why should they when they are young ?] is that you work bliddy hard to pay the mortgage but should you need nursing care when you are old they make you sell the much loved family home to pay for it. So what's the point of buying your own home ? You might as well rent all your life !!

All Nursing homes are privately owned now and they are in it purely for the profit.

Ooops there I go again ...... sorry ;0)
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Date: 02.04.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

Kayjay never apolagise cant spell that word, for how you feel as far as I am concernd they are all bloodsuckers,Thats why like you said the politicians dont want to know so the owners of all the nursing homes can charge wotever they b....y well like.
So sorry for wot you and your sister have to go through... its so unfair xx
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Date: 02.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

Thanx Lynn. As they say - these things come to try us ;0)
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Date: 02.04.2010
From: gary

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

agree with all that u have said. u work all your life struggle to buy your own house look after your family an d then the gov take it all off u when u become ill . disgrace. 1 thing i haved learnt is that u can give your children 7 per cent of your home each year as a gift. will think of doing this myself to stop the gov getting their hands on it and leave my kids something.
take care all
gary
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Date: 02.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

yeah gary - do it !! We have got to fight back some how. I'm going to , when I reach a certain age [ god willing ] sign everything over to the kids. The Govt can't do a thing about it !! My dad worked in the Steel works doing 3 shifts. Mum always worked full time even after having me and little sis. They could never afford a car - holidays abroad - lived from hand to mouth just to pay the mortgage on their humble inner terrace house. But to them it was a lifetime achievment. For what ? Dad ended up in a Nursing Home 1991 then Mum in 2004. They should have sold up - gone on a world cruise - then just rented a place to live out their old age. If they had got the chance of doing that anyway.
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Date: 03.04.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

I know wot you are saying gary have already signed the house over into 5 parts mine my hubbys and three parts one to each of the kids, so no bugger can make them sell it cos it is part owned. tc xx
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Date: 03.04.2010
From: paul

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

i'm tempeted to move to Scotland where all old age people get free care and don't need to sell there houses. Its the same with the prescription card over a 100 smackers here in England and 40 something pounds in Scotland.

Its a complete scandal...
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Date: 03.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Nursing Home Fees Are ALSO A Right Pain In The A**SE

LynnB - well done - it really cheers me up when peeps are pro active against the Gvmnt theives !! Too late for us with Mum but thank god the word is getting out there ........ Paul yeah I know about Scotland but I'm not sure if they have to pay something. I'm on a lot of free nursing care forums and some Scottish people say that they do have to pay ?? so who knows. Anyway if it were firmly true I would be up there the nooooo ;0)
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