What Is The Continued Care Assessment?
A continued care assessment is an assessment which determines whether an individual will require care and if this care can be funded by NHS on their behalf. NHS Continuing Healthcare funding is provided if an individual’s primary need is a health need, with the care being available in a range of settings such as a care home or even their own home.
If your care needs are urgent there is a fast track Continuing Healthcare option which means that you will not be required to complete the entire assessment, and a medical team will instead use the Fast Track Pathway tool to conduct your assessment instead.
The funding process consists of various stages which may sound daunting for many individuals, although with the cost of care reaching over £30,000 each year according to a recent study it is vital that you find out if you or a loved one is eligible.
Eligibility for funding is determined by a healthcare professional who will be required to use one or more of the following tools;
- Continuing Healthcare Checklist,
- Decision Support Tool,
- Fast Track Tool.
If you would like to receive further information on the entire funding process you can contact our team at Continuing Healthcare Direct today on 0800 049 2062. Our team are professional funding advisers who can provide you with all of the information you require and discuss whether we believe that you have a successful case. We also offer a survey which is completely free and confidential which will allow you to answer some key questions regarding you or a loved one’s health requirements to allow our advisers to review your case before contacting you to discuss further information.