Can you rely on your GP for long-term care advice?
For many families, the first port of call for help and advice about long-term care is their GP.
However, many families find that GPs are not always familiar with the care fees system, nor about fully-funded NHS Continuing Healthcare.
It means that people are left either believing that there’s no help available, or tearing their hair out about the lack of solid advice and not knowing what to do next.
When an elderly person is assessed for funding, it’s vital that their family can present a good summary of that person’s health needs – in writing. If you consult your GP, however, be prepared to have to help him/her understand the system!
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