Should I be paying for care?

Care funding, whether it be in the home or in a residential/nursing home environment, is very expensive no matter which way you look at it.

All of a sudden, you can find that either you or your relative is in a situation where they need extra help and support and all that anyone is concerned about is who is going to pay for it?

NHS Continuing Healthcare is available for those who have care needs that are primarily related to their physical or mental health. If you qualify, the NHS are responsible for the entire cost of your healthcare package.

Every person needing long-term care should be individually assessed for these needs and not their ability to pay. If the primary reason a person is receiving care is due to their health needs, the NHS is responsible for these fees under the Continuing Healthcare scheme.

Thousands of people are paying care home fees when they are entitled to have these costs covered by the NHS. With the cost of these fees being an average of £750 – £1000 per week, this can quickly escalate into the many thousands of pounds and the entire savings of an individual can disappear within a very short space of time.

Whether you are in hospital waiting for discharge with a care package, you are already paying for care and are not sure if you should be, or whether a loved one has passed away and you think they may have been wrongly paying for their care, we are here to offer advice and support.

Contact Robyn Greenway or Kate James to find out more about funding care.

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