Are you entitled to Continuing Healthcare Funding?
NHS Continuing Healthcare is a package of care for individuals who are deemed as having significant health needs. If someone is eligible for Continuing Healthcare Funding, it is arranged and funded by the NHS. This means that if you are living in a care home, the NHS will pay the full cost of your care home fees and if you live at home, the NHS will meet the cost of your needs by paying for community services.
The starting point for assessing eligibility for funding is whether you; (1) have ongoing significant health needs, and (2) require care primarily because of the nature of your health needs.
Even if you are not entitled to Continuing Healthcare Funding it is worth having an assessment as very often people in care homes are entitled to Funded Nursing Care.
CHC funding should be considered under the following circumstances:
- Before being discharged from hospital.
- Where there appears to be a significant care need.
- After rehabilitation has been concluded and it has been agreed that a client’s care needs are unlikely to improve.
- If there is a deterioration in someone’s mental or physical health.
- During a care needs assessment or care needs review.
- During end of life care.
Give us a call today to discuss whether you may be entitled.