Was your nursing assessment carried out correctly?
If you, or a loved one, had a nursing assessment carried out only for the local health authority to say that you must pay your own care home fees, then did you know that there is a strong chance that the assessment was not carried out correctly?
Primary care trusts all over the country have carried out thousands of incorrect nursing assessments on elderly citizens, meaning that thousands of people have ended up having to pay for their own care when they should be receiving it for free under the NHS.
If you suffer from dementia, Alzheimer's disease or any other severe physical or mental disability, then your nursing assessment should have showed that you are eligible for free continuing care under the NHS.
If, however, your local health authority carried out an incorrect nursing assessment then you may have been made to pay for care in a nursing home at your own expense.
By law, those with serious health needs should receive full or part funding for continuing care under the NHS.
Many people have already taken their local health authority to task over these erroneous assessments and have received £1000s of care home fees in compensation.