NHS continuing healthcare funding to cover the costs of care.
NHS continuing healthcare (or NHS CHC) is free healthcare provided by the NHS to individuals who have significant and ongoing healthcare needs. This package of care can be received in any setting outside of hospital including care homes, hospices or even within your own home. It is incorrect to state that a person can only be eligible for continuing healthcare funding if they are in a nursing home. Their health needs, not their location, is the key factor.
In order to be eligible for NHS CHC, it must be established that your need for care is primarily health related. Additionally, this need must be assessed as complex, substantial and ongoing.
It doesn’t matter what your income is or what savings you have, if you meet the criteria, you are entitled to free NHS CHC funding. Remember, NHS continuing healthcare funding is not means tested and it can cover up to 100% of care costs.
If you are currently paying, or have previously paid for care, you could be eligible for funding to cover future care costs or to recover care costs which have already been paid.
If you have significant ongoing health needs we, at Compass CHC, can help you obtain NHS continuing healthcare funding. Complete our free, confidential assessment today and an expert member of our team will contact you for a no obligation discussion to outline your options
Do not delay, contact us today. We specialise in securing funding from day 1 and assisting families with the process from the outset. Don’t wait until a negative decision has been made and it is then necessary to have to appeal the outcome. This can take many months and all the while the patient will be having to pay the cost of their care.
Did you know?
If an individual is approaching the end of their life then a “fast track” Continuing healthcare funding assessment may be appropriate. This enables the individual to receive prompt NHS funding to meet the cost of care at the end of life stage.