If you or your loved one has a severe health need you may be eligible for FREE NHS Continuing Care. This area causes people a great deal of distress as the rules concerning the process are complex and confusing. Our specialist Elderly client team is able to advise and assist you through the difficult process.
We are able to advise you and support you through the application and appeal process. Our team of highly skilled lawyers have a wealth of experience in these matters and have secured successful outcomes for a number of clients.
NHS Continuing Care is a package of care arranged and paid for by the NHS to meet your physical and mental health needs. This care package can be provided in your own home or in a care home.
NHS Continuing Care Assessment
There is a national assessment process to be followed in order to determine if you are entitled to such care. The assessment will usually be carried out by your carers and a specialist NHS Continuing Care Nurse as well as with your own Care Manager from the Local Authority. You and/or your family and/or Attorneys/Deputies may also be present. You may want your Solicitor to attend the assessment meeting so that they can speak up on your behalf and ensure the assessment is carried out fairly.
NHS Continuing Care Criteria
There are 12 areas that are considered for NHS Continuing Care and these are:
Each area is marked by the assessment team and if the level is severe enough you may benefit from NHS Continuing Care.
Our specialist Elderly Client team can help you and support you through the NHS Continuing Care application and future reassessments and we can help you through the appeal process if you disagree with the final decision.
Our team of highly skilled lawyers has a wealth of experience in NHS Continuing Care applications and we have secured successful outcomes for a number of clients.