Continuing Healthcare Criteria – What You Need To Know
If you are looking to secure funding for care costs you may be wondering what is required when it comes to continuing healthcare criteria. Here at Continuing Healthcare Direct, we offer expert assistance with every aspect of the assessment and decision making criteria so that you are informed every step of the way and have the knowledge at your disposal to provide the right information.
There are essentially three stages during the continuing healthcare funding process:
* The NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist
* Full Heathcare Assessment
* Panel Decision
The checklist stage comprises of 11 different areas of health need and is scored based on your answers. We can help you with continuing healthcare criteria during this stage. For example, answering A will determine a high need, B will determine a moderate need and C will determine no or a low need. These questions can be quite complex and daunting, but our funding experts can give you all the help you need.
The full healthcare assessment is often carried out by a GP, social worker or nurse assessor. Many categories of health are assessed here including understanding, communication, behaviour, nutrition, mobility and continence.
The final stage of the assessment is the panel decision. Here all continuing healthcare criteria will be assessed and a decision reached based on the information supplied.
Understanding Continuing Healthcare Criteria – How We Help
Some of the questions asked during the continuing healthcare criteria stage can be quite complex in nature and you may not be sure how to answer. We can provide you with the expertise of our funding specialists so that you give the right answers based on your circumstances.
You may have heard that the continuing healthcare scheme is means tested, but this is not true. All assessments are carried out based on the need of the patient. If the primary need is a health need then funding will usually be awarded to the family.
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