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…

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…

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