Thousands of elderly UK citizens have been wrongly charged nursing home fees
Did you know that thousands of elderly citizens living in nursing homes are unnecessarily paying for their care?
By carrying out incorrect health assessments, local health authorities all over the country have incorrectly made people to pay for nursing homes when in fact they were eligible for free care under the NHS.
Sufferers of severe physical or mental disabilities such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia are, by law, eligible for free continuing care under the NHS and should not have to pay for nursing homes.
If, however, the person's primary care trust carried out an incorrect assessment using the wrong criteria then they may have been denied free care and made to pay care home fees at their own expense.
Many people have already taken their local health authority to task over these mistakes and have received £1000s that had been spent on nursing homes in compensation, and given NHS continuing care as a result.