Care homes for the elderly
Thousands of elderly citizens in care homes in the UK are paying nursing fees when they shouldn't be.
Local authorities all over the UK have wrongly assessed thousands of people and placed them in expensive care homes for the elderly when in actual fact they were eligible for free care under the NHS.
Sufferers of dementia, Alzheimer's disease or any other severe physical or mental disability should have been assessed on their medical conditions, and been awarded free continuing care under the NHS.
However, many local health authorities in the UK carried out nursing assessments incorrectly and thousands of people were made to pay for care homes for the elderly at their own expense.
Under UK law, those with serious health needs should receive full or part funding for continuing care under the NHS and not have to pay for care homes out of their own pockets.
Many elderly citizens have already taken their local health authority to task over these erroneous assessments and have received £1000s that they had spend on care homes in compensation.