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10 Tips About Care Fees You May Not Know

Blog updated 12/05/21: various links have been updated and the article has been fact checked for changes that have occurred in the CHC system. If you're involved with your relative's care, you've almost certainly spoken to someone in health…
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Get Help Breaking Down the Decision Support Tool: Breathing Part 2

This series takes a detailed look at the domains of the Decision Support Tool (DST). This week we continue our examination of the Breathing domain, analysing the descriptors for a 'High', 'Severe' and 'Priority' level of need. Don’t…
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Get Help Breaking Down the Decision Support Tool: Breathing Part 1

This series takes a detailed look at the domains of the Decision Support Tool ('DST'). This week we examine the first three descriptors in the Breathing domain and help you to assess your or your relative’s “level of need” in this…

Getting Started: Some Frequently Asked Questions About NHS Continuing Healthcare

NHS Continuing Healthcare – Frequently Asked Questions If you’re new to NHS Continuing Healthcare and are looking for advice on care funding, read these NHS Continuing Healthcare FAQs first. The information could save you paying for…
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Get Help Breaking Down The Decision Support Tool: An Overview

This series of blogs will take an in-depth look at the Decision Support Tool (DST) and its function in the assessment process. By breaking the DST down and considering each of the domains and associated descriptors in detail, we will help…
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Vital Information About Paying For Care

 Many Thousands Of People Every Year Are Wrongly Paying For Long-Term Care What do the following statements have in common? "Mum's got a house, so she'll have to pay for care for the moment." "The care home manager said they'll…

5 Myths About Continuing Healthcare Funding

Here are 5 common myths about Continuing Healthcare Funding: 1. ‘I have been told that You have to be at death’s door to receive it’ We wish we had a pound for every time someone has said this to us! It is not true that you have…
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Are You Missing Out On Your Entitlement To Care At Home? The Gunter Case

Getting the NHS to pay for care in a residential or nursing home is difficult enough, but those wishing to stay in their own homes following an award of CHC funding face an even greater struggle. Because the cost of providing 24-hour healthcare…
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Why is CHC always overlooked? Help spread the word…

We often hear radio chat shows where callers are invited to talk about the cost of care in a care home, how expensive it is and their experiences of placing a relative into care. There is usually plenty of discussion about social care funding…

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