You can of course deal with the NHS yourself to ensure that a proper assessment for you or your relative’s entitlement to NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding is undertaken.
However, our clients often tell us that this is a difficult and daunting process, which is why we have developed our Advisory Service to provide you with legal and clinical expertise to support you through the assessment process.
In simple terms we will act as your relative’s advocate throughout the process.
This means that you and your relative will have access to our specialist legal knowledge of the Assessment process at all times, but also access to our specialist clinical advice as we employ a team of experienced Nurses to support our clients.
Whilst we understand the legal requirements, our experienced team of nurses understands the clinical basis of the assessment process.
Our experienced nurses will act as your relative’s advocates, under our legal guidance, throughout the process.
They will come to visit your relative before the initial Check List Assessment and spend time understanding their healthcare needs and our Nurses will be there with you and your relative at both the Checklist Assessment and subsequent Full Assessment (if required) to fight your corner.
Our nurses who have all worked for years in the NHS in the field of elderly healthcare know how to communicate effectively on your behalf with members of the Multi Disciplinary Team and they know your relative’s rights. Having our nurses on your side, coupled with our solicitors, means that you will have the best chance of achieving a successful outcome.
Having said that we cannot guarantee success and at every stage if we believe that your relative’s prospects of a successful assessment are limited, we will explain that to you and the reasons for our advice.
As Martin Lewis says on his Money Saving Expert website
“We don’t normally believe in using lawyers or claims handlers for things it’s easy to do yourself, such as PPI Reclaims, as they take a cut of your payout. Yet, even though we think it’s possible to reclaim care costs DIY, we’re not as militant in this case. If you’re struggling and need help, we strongly suggest using a solicitor rather than a claims handler….. ensure it’s a ‘no-win no-fee deal’ …….While lawyers are regulated, care costs claims handlers are not (some other types of claims handlers are). If you weren’t happy with the claims firm, all you would be able to do is complain to Trading Standards.”
Martin Lewis – Money Saving Expert http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/care-home-costs-reclaiming
To find out more about our Advisory Service, speak to one of our friendly solicitors about a FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENT.
If we think you might be eligible for Funding, we will act for you on a NO WIN NO FEE * basis.
If you have already arranged a Full Assessment, don’t worry we can still help. Or if you would like to Appeal an Assessment.
When Alice Newton(88) entered a care home five years ago she was told that she would not be eligible for any kind of funding. Five years and £158,000 in care home fees later, her family have finally secured NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding after getting Farley Dwek involved.
The family will now save around £2,700 per month in nursing home fees.
David Newton, 65, is a site supervisor at a local school and lives in Bamber Bridge in Lancashire – less than two miles from where his mother now resides in a nursing home. He takes up the story:
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