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 Healthcare 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…
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…
Social Services

Elderly people - abandoned by the state

Valuing elderly people in care Successive UK governments seem to put elderly people into the category of 'no economic value' - and treat them as budgetary burdens. It means ths state seems to do everything it can to take away everything…
Social Services

Elderly care in the UK - betrayal and lies

Fighting for what needs fighting for Both my parents are in a nursing home and have been for the last three years. It’s heartbreaking to see anyone have to leave their home and go into care. With two parents in that position, the last three…
Social Services

Intermediate care - are you being illegally charged?

Be careful what you're charged for If you're coming out of hospital, your local authority and/or the NHS is responsible for providing short-term ‘discharge support’ and ‘reablement’ services to help you get back on your feet. ‘Reablement’,…
Social Services

Multiple sclerosis and vitamin D - the link

Scottish government disappoints people with MS According to Oxford University there is strong evidence to link multiple sclerosis (MS) with a deficiency in vitamin D. Scotland has one of the highest incidences of multiple sclerosis (MS)…
Social Services

Vitamin C - it can save your life

If you ever have doubts about the power of vitamins... Watch this news clip from New Zealand about how vitamin C saved a farmer's life. And yet it seems the doctors involved in this case would rather have ended this man's life than risk…

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