Watch out for these 3 examples of misleading NHS Continuing Healthcare information…
Tip no. 26 in our series of 27 top tips on NHS Continuing Healthcare…
The amount of misleading NHS Continuing Healthcare information many families are given in assessments is nothing short of outrageous.
3 phrases that some assessors use to diminish care needs – and lessen a person’s chances of securing funding – are:
- “care is routine”
- “the care is simply what you would expect in a nursing home”
- “the care provider is able to meet the care needs”
All the above statements may of course be true – but they have nothing whatsoever to do with eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding!
Instead, they describe the ability of the care provider to do their job.
If care is ‘routine’ for a care provider, if it’s the kind of care they provide every day to meet people’s needs, then that’s a good thing; it means they’re competent.
But in an NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment, it’s completely irrelevant; instead, it’s a person’s individual care needs that should be assessed – regardless of the competence of the care provider.
Challenge all misleading NHS Continuing Healthcare information
So if you’re in an NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment and the assessor uses one of the above phrases to ‘justify’ a recommendation of no funding, ask them how exactly a care providers proficiency relates in any way whatsoever to an assessment of your relative’s actual care needs.
You don’t have to fight this battle alone
Fighting a Continuing Healthcare funding battle alone can feel daunting. If you need to talk to someone about your case, read more here.