It’s possible to still claim Carers Allowance and DLA if someone is in residential care, if they come home alternate weekends, because the CA and DLA week starts on Sunday, not Monday. So that’s a Friday and Saturday of one week, Sunday and Monday of the second week. Hours preparing for a visit home, and tidying up afterwards, also count. It’s really easy to claim, part of a “Boarder Payments” scheme, just a few details to complete. I know this may not apply to you
, but well worth publicising here!