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Written evidence submitted by Dr Tom Ettling

 

 

My 96 year old father in law is a resident in a care home. He suffers from cerebrovascular disease induced dementia and was admitted in April 2018 following the death of his carer, my mother in law. He is completely dependent, wears nappies for incontinence, but is otherwise well and does not qualify for enhanced nursing help. We cannot fault the level of care provided.

His house has been sold to fund his care. 

He receives £183.92 funded nursing care per week (£9563.84 per annum) - paid direct to the home. 
His care costs for the last 12 months 1/2/2020 - 31/1/2021 are £86,389.13
Therefore annual payment is £ 95,952.97

To date his care has cost £254,216.22 – detailed below.

I understand that the average cost of residential social care in his post code area is circa £45000 per annum.

Dad’s fees obviously subsidise those residents who are state funded, and whose funding is inadequate to keep the care home viable.

This system is unfair, iniquitous and financially calamitous. He has cerebrovascular disease, not a social inconvenience.

 

In 2019, the Prime Minister promised on the steps of Downing St to fix social care, and to protect us or our parents or grandparents from the fear of having to sell their home to pay for the costs of care.

 

Yours sincerely

Tom Ettling

 

 

29/06/2018

12984.28

19582.95

31/07/2018

6598.57

26181.52

31/08/2018

6385.71

32567.23

28/09/2018

7126.46

39693.69

31/10/2018

6896.57

46590.26

30/11/2018

7126.46

53716.72

31/12/2018

7126.46

60843.18

31/01/2019

6436.8

67279.98

28/02/2019

7126.46

74406.44

29/03/2019

7448.57

81855.01

30/04/2019

7696.86

89551.87

31/05/2019

7448.57

97000.44

28/06/2019

7696.86

104697.3

31/07/2019

7696.86

112394.16

30/08/2019

7448.57

119842.73

30/09/2019

5804.71

125647.44

31/10/2019

6739.03

132386.47

26/11/2019

6963.66

139350.13

31/12/2019

6963.66

146313.79

31/01/2020

6514.39

152828.18

28/02/2020

6963.66

159791.84

31/03/2020

7278.17

167070.01

30/04/2020

7520.78

174590.79

29/05/2020

7199.49

181790.28

30/06/2020

6790.63

188580.91

31/07/2020

7439.47

196020.38

28/08/2020

7199.49

203219.87

30/09/2020

7439.47

210659.34

30/10/2020

7199.49

217858.83

30/11/2020

7199.49

225058.32

31/12/2020

7439.47

232497.79

31/01/2021

6719.52

239217.31

28/02/2021

7439.47

246656.78

31/03/2021

7559.44

254216.22

 

 

April 2021