Criteria for Continuing Healthcare funding
What is the Criteria for Continuing Healthcare funding?
NHS continuing healthcare is the name of a care package that is arranged and funded entirely by the NHS for individuals who are 18 years of age or over and have been assessed as having a “primary health need”. If you are eligible to receive the funding, continuing healthcare can be received at home or within a nursing or care home.
Eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare is by no means tested and so does not depend on an individuals’ specific health condition or illness, nor does it depend on who provides the care or where the care is provided. If you have been assessed as having a primary health need and require continuing care and support, you could be eligible to receive continuing healthcare funding that could cover all of your care costs including nursing and care home fees.
To find out if you are entitled to receive NHS Continuing Healthcare, your care needs will be assessed against a Continuing Healthcare Criteria. For more information contact one of advisors today on 0844 248 3254 or simply click here to complete our free online assessment to find out if you are eligible.
Criteria for Continuing Healthcare funding – How Your Needs Will Be Assessed
Establishing who is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare can be difficult at times, as it isn’t always as straightforward as providing evidence that you require continuing support or nursing care, and so a primary health need test is used to assess an individuals’ health needs against 12 NHS care domains.
The primary health need test, also known as the NHS decision support tool, was introduced in October 2007 and aimed to create a more fair and more consistent approach towards determining eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding.
The Continuing Healthcare Criteria process is used alongside other evidence about an individuals overall health and lifestyle, to determine whether they have a primary health need and are entitled to receive NHS Continuing Healthcare funding.
Continuing Healthcare Direct – We Can Help You Today!
Here at Continuing Healthcare Direct, our professional teams of funding experts are committed to helping thousands of people just like you, access NHS funding that they are rightly entitled to. For more information or advice about NHS Continuing Healthcare or the Continuing Healthcare Criteria, contact us on 0844 248 3254. Alternatively to begin the process, complete our online assessment today and find out if you are entitled to funding.