NHS Continuing Healthcare case studies

Care home water drinking club

This initiative by a care home in Suffolk helps keep elderly people healthy... How refreshing to read this BBC report about The Martins care home in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, which in 2008 won an award for the best hydration practice in a care…
NHS Continuing Healthcare case studies

Welfare Reform Bill 2011 - changes to benefits

Explore how the proposed welfare reforms could affect you The coalition government has published its Welfare Reform Bill, which proposes the biggest shake-up of the benefits system for 60 years. It plans to introduce a 'Universal Credit'…

UK hospitals – neglect in elderly care

A recent report by the Health Service Ombudsman, Ann Abraham, details the appalling and shameful neglect of elderly patients in UK hospitals. Although the report is new, the scandalous lack of care is not. It has been going on for years. The…

Nutrition and healthcare - when will doctors catch up?

Nutrition and health - eat well to be well American gynaecologist and obstetrician, Dr Preston Maring, took the unusual step in 2003 of setting up an organic farmer’s market right outside the Kaiser Permanente hospital in Oakland, USA. As…
Savings thresholds for long-term care

Savings thresholds

Long term care means testing - savings & capital thresholds Means testing is relevant only if your care needs are predominantly social care needs. You should only be means tested if you are found to be not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare. If…

Already in a care home?

If you have health needs, when you first go into a care home you should be assessed by the NHS for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. Elderly people in care homes who have health needs because of accident, illness or disability should be assessed…
NHS Continuing Healthcare case studies

CHC case study no. 2

Success in securing NHS Funded Continuing Healthcare Continuing Care Case Study no. 2 This timeline shows the dates and stages of the case I pursued on behalf of my father to secure NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. Read a short summary…
NHS Continuing Healthcare case studies

CHC case study no. 1

Success in securing NHS Funded Continuing Healthcare Continuing Care Case Study no. 1 This timeline shows the dates and stages of the case I pursued on behalf of my mother to secure NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. Read a short summary…
NHS Continuing Healthcare case studies

Case studies - NHS Continuing Healthcare

The criteria that determines who is 'eligible' for NHS Continuing Healthcare are open to interpretation by NHS health needs assessors. This means it can be very difficult to predict who will and won't be able to access the care funding. To…

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