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The Coughlan case and Grogan case: Your 9-point checklist for NHS Continuing Care

Many people who are battling to obtain NHS Continuing Healthcare funding for an elderly relative in full-time care will find useful ammunition by exploring two of the well-known test cases – the Coughlan case and the Grogan case. We’ve…
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Dementia: Why diet, hydration and mental stimulation are key

Alzheimer's disease and dementia - vital strategies for health and wellbeing Almost everyone who contacts us about Continuing Care funding has an elderly relative with dementia. Thankfully we’ve been able to help many of these families access…

Will the care home you choose provide a meaningful experience for your relative?

Choosing a care home for an elderly relative is one of the most difficult things to do. There are many things to consider, and one of the most vital is the degree to which your elderly relative will remain engaged with life whilst there. We’ve…
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Failures in hospital discharge process and Continuing Care assessment

Richard wrote to us to help spread the word about Continuing Care, and to encourage other families to take up the challenge to get proper assessments done. He told us about his battle to get his mother properly assessed. His story…

Are you missing out on free nursing care?

Registered Nursing Care Contribution (RNCC) – or free NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC) – is a tax-free benefit paid to people in care homes. It’s paid directly to the care home, and its purpose is to cover the costs of any nursing care…
Assessment tools for NHS Continuing Healthcare

How To Get Assessed For NHS Continuing Healthcare

Have you been properly assessed for Continuing Care? One of the biggest scandals in elderly care is the number of people wrongly charged care fees. Tens of thousands of elderly people in the UK have been illegally forced to sell their homes…

5 things to check before your relative is discharged from hospital

Many families report that their older relatives are often forced out of hospital and into long term care – or back home – before proper health needs and funding assessments have been carried out and before suitable care provision has…
Cognition and mental capacity

3 critical questions to ask when choosing a care home for someone with dementia

There are increasing calls from various stakeholders in elderly care for a greater recognition of dementia as a serious disease and terminal illness. Dementia is very much a hidden disease as far as care services are concerned, especially when…

The 7 most outrageous reasons for not receiving an NHS Continuing Care assessment

NHS funding is available to cover 100% of care fees for elderly people with predominantly health needs. This is called NHS Continuing Healthcare. (It’s also called ‘Continuing Care’ or ‘fully-funded nursing care’.) There is an…

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