NHS Continuing Care review process - new timescales

New review timescales for Continuing Care reviews after 1st April 2012 NHS Continuing Care is NHS funding and it covers 100% of the costs of full-time care in a care home or at home. It's available to people who need full-time care primarily…
Assessment tools for NHS Continuing Healthcare

How to get assessed for Continuing Care

How is Continuing Healthcare assessed? The main guidelines for NHS Continuing Healthcare - The National Framework guidelines - on page 25, paragraph 70, state: "Standing Rules Regulations require a CCG [Clinical Commissioning Group] to…

New deadlines for retrospective claims for NHS Continuing Healthcare

Get your care fees claim in quickly The Department of Health has issued new deadlines for people in England wanting to claim back care home fees they believe were wrongly charged. These new deadlines seem designed purely to make life easier…
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Care home fees - Do you have to pay?

Care home fees – Do you have to pay for long-term care? The subject of care fees is never far from the headlines, and it can cause great confusion and distress for families. Who has to pay for care? And do you really have to sell your home…

Local authority care assessments: Part 2 – High Court rulings

Means testing for elderly care... Landmark rulings mean more people could receive free local authority care We previously posted a starter guide to getting assessed by your local authority if you need care at home. We also mentioned…

Services for financial planners and advisers

Do you advise your clients on long-term care? Financial planners and financial advisors: Now you can help your clients gain even greater financial security – with specialist information about NHS funding for care. As you know... just…
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Daily top tip: How to protect your home from care fees

Take advice before you move out of your home The Intergenerational Foundation has today suggested that elderly people should be encouraged to move out of their homes into smaller ones - to free up housing stock. However, what has not been…

Local authority assessments: Part 1 - How to get started

Means testing for elderly care - make sure your local authority has assessed you properly At Care To Be Different, we focus primarily on nursing care, full-time care and NHS Continuing Care. However, if you’re still living at home…

Services for solicitors

Do you handle LPAs, Wills and trusts? Private client solicitors - now you can help prevent your clients being wrongly charged for care. When your clients are facing decisions about long-term care, it's often hard for them to know what to…

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