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…
Social Services

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…
Social Services

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…
Landmark legal cases

Landmark legal cases

The Coughlan case and Grogan case - and NHS Continuing Healthcare Many families have challenged the NHS on decisions to deny NHS Continuing Healthcare funding to their elderly relatives. Successful outcomes are sometimes reported in…
Going into a care home

Going into a care home

Moving into a care home is a big step, not just for the person going into care but for the whole family. Many emotions come to the fore. Sometimes you also have to feel your way through the process, as you’ve probably not had to do it…
Elderly relative in hospital needing full time care
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NHS Continuing Healthcare

NHS Continuing Care is funding provided by the NHS for people in full time care It's for people who are assessed as having a 'Primary Health Need'. NHS Continuing Healthcare is also known as ‘Continuing Care’ or ‘Fully Funded NHS Care’. Over…
Social Services

Social Services

Social Services' care policy The first question anyone in authority asks you should be about your health needs, not your money However, if you need full-time care, the first thing your local authority/Social Services is likely to ask you…

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