Continuing Care assessments
Your guide to Continuing Care assessments
If an elderly individual requires round-the-clock care due to medical needs, then they may be entitled to support from the NHS in the form of NHS Continuing Care.
Assessments for this are conducted in order to ascertain whether any given person is eligible, and in theory this should be sufficient to ensure that everyone who needs medical care is looked after.
Unfortunately, it has recently come to life that many Continuing Care assessments have not been undertaken properly, leaving a great deal of elderly people forced to pay out of their own pocket for care which should be paid for by the National Health Service.
A common cause of this is when they require constant nursing care due to conditions such as Alzheimer's, which in many Continuing Care assessments has been misinterpreted as an issue which needs to be dealt with by the local social services.
This can lead to financial loss and even the sale of family homes to cover the costs of treatment. Fortunately, if a loved one has been the victim of the commonplace occurrence of poorly conducted Continuing Care assessments, we may be able to help.