How to access free NHS funded care upon discharge from hospital?

Dear Care To Be Different, My mum has dementia and is about to be discharged from hospital. Should the NHS fund her care at least until the Checklist for NHS Continuing Healthcare is completed? We are often asked questions about a…

How to recover care fees paid for unassessed periods of care going back to 2012

Recover care fees - Has your spouse or relative been paying care fees - whether living in a care home, other care facility, or even at home - at any time since 01 April 2012 to date? If so, then they might be entitled to a FULL refund…

Essential CHC Funding Advice for Individuals who HAVE or NEED One-to-One care!

Essential CHC Funding - According to the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care, NHS Continuing Healthcare (‘CHC’ for short) is described as “a complete package of ongoing care arranged and funded…

Don't miss out! Read why fewer people are being found eligible for NHS CHC

NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) is a free package of care provided by the NHS to individuals aged 18 or over, to meet their health and associated social care needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness.…

How Time Flies - Our CHC Year in Review

As we come towards the end of another year, we at Care To Be Different, wish to thank all our enquirers and contributors to our website and Facebook page for  all your valuable posts and comments. We hope that you have found our free information…

What? You’re enquiring about care funding AND you’ve never heard of CHC!

If you have a relative with complex healthcare needs, who is either being cared for at home, in a care home, or about to be discharged from hospital into a care home or hospice, and you’ve never heard of NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding…

Part 2: Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls when appealing the MDT decision

Catch up here if you missed part 1 of the MDT appeal process - Part 1: Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls when appealing the MDT decision. As we concluded at the end of Part 1, if you don’t succeed at Local Resolution and you remain…

Part 1: Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls when appealing the MDT decision

Following on from our recent blog Dissatisfied with your MDT outcome? Consider these potential grounds for appeal... now we tell you how to appeal and give some helpful tips. Preparation is the key. However, you can’t make someone eligible…

Dissatisfied with your MDT outcome? Consider these potential grounds for appeal...

Following a positive Checklist Assessment, your relative will move on to a formal assessment of their healthcare needs. This formal assessment is conducted by a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) using the NHS’s approved Decision Support Tool…

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