Are You Eligible For A Nursing Care Refund?
Thousands of people across the UK need to receive long term care due to disability, accident or illness. The NHS funds the full cost of this care to those who are eligible. However, many are unaware that they may have paid for care unnecessarily and may be eligible for nursing care refunds.
NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC)
Access to this money, known as NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) is often complicated. Worryingly, many families and patients are not aware it exists, let alone whether they qualify or how to apply.
Funding can be accessed not only by those who are very ill and already resident in nursing homes, but also if a loved one is in hospital for a prolonged period or needs supplemental nursing care at home.
Nursing Care Refunds
Finding out whether you are eligibile can be difficult and qualification criteria is open to some interpretation. However, in the right circumstances, challenges are upheld, nursing care refunds made and funding awarded.
Care fees can run into hundreds of thousands of pounds and when families are forced to sell high value assets or property to pay for the nursing care for their loved ones, the situation can understandably be totally overwhelming.
What’s Involved In Making An Assessment?
To help you navigate through this complicated process, we’ve put together a simple flowchart to help you understand what happens at each stage. Please download a copy of our NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Flowchart by clicking here.
Further help, including useful links to NHS guidelines and support material, can be also be found here.
Without doubt, making arrangements for the care of a loved one or pursuing a claim for nursing care refunds can stressful. If you have any queries or need further advice, please contact Curtis Parkinson today to see how we can help.
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