Following his discussion of who can claim NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in part 1 of this article, independent adviser Roger Burgess explains the steps that applicants will go through to make their claim. He provides comment and advice based on his experience of helping others to make claims.
People with a “primary health need” could be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare financial support but it’s not a service that’s widely advertised. Independent adviser Roger D Burgess describes what he has learned from helping families to make their claims.
The cost of care, at home and in residential and nursing homes, is rightly moving into the spotlight. The BBC in the UK has created a Calculator to help work out how much care might cost. But are its conclusions really helpful or is it just too generalised to be of value? We look more closely.
Member of Solicitors for the Elderly Heledd Wyn shares how to protect your parent from the possible pitfalls of a Local Authority investigation and what to do to ensure their financial actions aren’t deemed to be deprivation of assets.
Are you sorting out full time care for an older relative? Be aware that you may be given incorrect information about care fees and NHS. When it comes to NHS Continuing Healthcare, it’s likely you’ll be told one of the 10 biggest myths about NHS care funding and your relative may lose out as a result.
If you’re concerned that your parent hasn’t been properly assessed or the review of their needs has meant that their NHS funding has been withdrawn we share the steps to take to contest the assessment decision.
If a care home resident is funded by their local authority, then families are allowed to contribute top-up fees to give them more choice in where they live. We take a look at the rules, the claims, and what’s happening now.
It can be difficult to understand how NHS assessments and processes can be of benefit to your parent but ultimately NHS Continuing Healthcare is there to help your parent manage their complex on-going health conditions and remain independent for longer.
When They Get Older co-founder Sandra and her husband have begun the process of applying for Attendance Allowance for her mother-in-law. She’s keeping a journal of the trials, tribulations and successes and will share regular updates with us. Here are the first few weeks.
Last week's 'Digestible Dilnot' looked at the likelihood of our parents needing to spend their hard-earned cash on their own care. This week we turn our attention to looking at what the Government is proposing regarding the 72,000 GBP cap on care, due to be implemented in 2016.
Everyone’s talking about how older people are going to pay for their social care, now and in the future. Before we get our calculators out, we’d like to know the chances that we will need help with care in the first place.