45 results for mistakes

  • Retrospective Reviews for past periods of care – avoiding fatal mistakes

    Q. How do you know when you’ve won your retrospective claim for CHC Funding? A. When you get paid! Here’s a question recently posted by Helen on our Facebook page dealing with just this issue: “Following a 4-year battle for retrospective CHC healthcare funding for my late father who suffered with Alzheimer’s, the decision finally went in our favour, and […]
  • My 3 biggest mistakes with NHS Continuing Healthcare

    Avoid making these 3 NHS Continuing Healthcare mistakes Today’s article is from the founder of Care To Be Different. She shares more about her own fight for NHS funding for her parents, including her 3 biggest mistakes with NHS Continuing Healthcare. These mistakes are easy ones to make, as many families know only too well. That’s why being well-informed and […]
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist assessment – 11 common mistakes

    Have you had problems getting through the NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist assessment? Checkout the 11 common mistakes below… The NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist assessment is the first stage in the NHS Continuing Healthcare funding assessment process. This stage should be relatively straight forward and quick. It should not be a long drawn out assessment, and it can be completed by any […]
  • Typical mistakes in NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments

    There are many myths and misconceptions about NHS Continuing Healthcare, and many families find the process confusing because of the misinformation they’ve been given. Here are some tips to help with some of the questions families ask most – addressing some of the typical mistakes in NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments: No one can say whether a person will or won’t […]
  • Continuing Care assessments: 2 frequent mistakes – Part 2

    Stable and predictable needs in Continuing Healthcare We continue our two-part article about frequent mistakes made in Continuing Care assessments. In Part 1 we looked at how your relative may be wrongly given low scores in assessments because they are receiving care and their needs are being managed. However, it’s always the underlying need that should be assessed, not the […]
  • Continuing Care assessments: 2 frequent mistakes – Part 1

    In Continuing Healthcare well-managed needs are still needs When we’ve reviewed NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment notes for families, with a view to helping them appeal NHS decisions to deny funding, we notice many mistakes made by Continuing Healthcare assessors. Assessment errors stem from poor interpretation of Department of Health guidelines on the part of assessors, whether out of ignorance or […]
  • New to NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding? Here’s a guide to the basics you need to know…

    Unfortunately, most people have never heard of NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, or if they have, have failed to get it for their spouse or relative, without a lengthy and frustrating struggle. Even when CHC is granted, families are still at risk that their relative may be reassessed and have funding improperly withdrawn or reduced, leaving them to pay any shortfall […]
  • Preparing for the Multi-Disciplinary Team Assessment

    Once your relative passes the initial Checklist stage for NHS Continuing Healthcare, (CHC) you need to start preparing for the full assessment at a Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting (MDT). Good preparation is critical. Don’t be naive and turn up expecting the NHS Assessors to bend over backwards to assist your relative in getting funding for CHC. On the contrary, whilst the […]
  • Your mum has ‘social’ needs, so she won’t get CHC funding…

    Here’s a comment posted by Emma regarding CHC Funding in reply to one of our previous blogs, which is typical of the frustration felt by many families going through the assessment process. “Today I came out of an NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Checklist meeting for my mother, with the next stage being the Decision Support Tool meeting. The assessor states she […]
  • Why you should consider making Lasting Power of Attorney or a Will

    Many individuals don’t understand the vital importance of having a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or a Will in place, whilst they are alive. It is often one of those jobs that tends to get put on hold, perhaps because some people don’t really know what an LPA or a Will is; how it can really benefit them; or are […]