Is your client entitled to Continuing Health Care Funding?
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has made it clear that Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) should always be considered by a Deputy or Attorney. The OPG will want to see evidence that CHC funding has been properly considered by a person qualified to do so.
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 a client’s mental or physical health
- During a care needs assessment or care needs review
- During end of life care
Clear Guide provides the following services:
- Option 1:
Mental Capacity Assessment to support your client and ascertain if they can make an informed decision to engage in process, if not, a Best Interest Decision will be completed .
Completion of the initial Continuing Healthcare Checklist. The checklist process identifies what your client’s health needs are and whether they are eligible for a full assessment.
Please note, this option is subject to the Deputy/ Attorney obtaining appropriate medical and care records to facilitate completion of checklist.
Note, the successful completion of the checklist does not mean the client will receive CHC Funding.
- Option 2: