Within The UK Who Pays For Care Home?
Nursing home care funding offers individual the financial support that they require to cover their care costs within the UK. Continuing Healthcare funding offers individual’s who are a UK resident, aged 18 or above who has a primary health need with the funding that they are eligible for. Many individuals across the UK are unaware of the available funding and continue to ask the question – “Who pays for care home?”. The answer is dependent on each claimant’s care requirements. Continuing Healthcare funding has been available to those who have been assessed as having a primary health requirement, and our team of funding specialists here at Continuing Healthcare Direct will be more than happy to discuss your eligibility for funding.
Funding eligibility does not depend on an individual’s assets as the NHS Continuing Healthcare funding scheme is not means tested. It also covers 100% of care costs of an eligible individual regardless of the location, in other words, an individual can receive care funding within a care home, a hospice or even their own home, as the funding scheme is based purely on care requirements.
What is a primary health need and what is the average cost of a care home?
Determining if an individual has a primary health need may be difficult although with the support of our funding specialists we can provide you with the correct level of guidance throughout each stage. The funding process begins with an initial screening using the CHC Checklists which provides an indication if the full NHS Continuing healthcare assessment is needed. The checklist comprises of a series of health questions relating to the claimants care needs. If after the initial screening the team of medical professionals believe that you or a loved one may be eligible to receive funding you will then be required to complete a full Continuing Health care assessment in which the Decision Support Tool will then be used. If after the full assessment your case will then be passed to the panel decision stage which will determine your eligibility for Continuing Healthcare funding.
Continuing Health care Direct are a team of specialists who can provide you with the guidance and support that you require throughout each stage of the funding process, from the initial phone call right through to the decision of funding to cover you or your loved one’s nursing home care.
If you would like to receive further information regarding the funding, you can simply contact our funding advisers who will be more than happy to discuss your care requirements by offering you a FREE appraisal. Simply call us today on 0844 248 3254, or alternatively you can complete an online survey which will provide our advisers with an overview of you or your loved one’s care requirements before contacting you to discuss in further details.