Health continuing care
Health, continuing care and nursing homes
If you have an elderly relative who is in a poor state of health, continuing care is a scheme that they may be able to benefit from. Continuing care is provided by the NHS when an individual's state of health is such that they require extensive nursing assistance.
Unfortunately, in many cases, when looking at an elderly individual's health, continuing care assessments have failed to take into account conditions which can result in a need for 24 hour care.
As a result of this, for many elderly people in poor health - continuing care being designed for them - are nonetheless left to fund care home fees from their own pockets, often draining their finances and leaving them nothing to pass down to their descendants.
However, it is possible to challenge the health assessment for continuing care and ensure that they receive the help they need, in addition to compensation for any funding they were required to pay for themselves when they should have had NHS help.