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Negligence claims for falling out of a hospital bed

Negligence claims for falling out of a hospital bed

September 18, 2018

It is a sad but common fact that unfortunately, as people become more elderly and frail, they tend to be less steady on their feet and fall more frequently. If unlucky, they can sustain nasty injuries – usually to their … Continue reading

Rejected CHC Funding Because Needs Are Stable And Predictable

Rejected CHC Funding Because Needs Are Stable And Predictable

June 9, 2018

Rejected CHC Funding. My Relative Has Been Rejected For Funding Because Their Needs Are “Stable And Predictable” Following on from the previous blog, the NHS may seek to evade responsibility for paying care fees by suggesting that the patient’s needs … Continue reading

Am I Eligible For CHC Funding If My Relatives Needs Are Well Managed?

Am I Eligible For CHC Funding If My Relatives Needs Are Well Managed?

June 1, 2018

Am I Eligible For CHC Funding? Misconceptions – My Relatives Needs Are “Well Managed” And Therefore I Am Told They Are Not Eligible For Nhs Continuing Healthcare Funding Is This Correct? In previous blogs we have discussed what is a … Continue reading

Top-Up Fees – Are They Ever Lawful?

Top-Up Fees – Are They Ever Lawful?

May 15, 2018

We have been receiving an increased number of enquiries recently regarding top-up fees and whether they are lawful in circumstances where the patient is already receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding. According to the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare (paragraph … Continue reading

The NHS continuing healthcare funding Checklist explained

The NHS continuing healthcare funding Checklist explained

May 7, 2018

We have recently had a lot of telephone calls enquiring about the NHS continuing healthcare funding Checklist procedure and what it entails.  Most of our enquiries relating to this topic come from people whose elderly parents are currently in hospital … Continue reading

87 per cent don’t know NHS could cover care costs

April 18, 2018

THOUSANDS of vulnerable and elderly people who should have their care costs covered by the NHS are completely unaware funding is available. A national poll commissioned by Farley Dwek Solicitors found that 87 per cent of people did not know … Continue reading

Are You Means Tested For Care Home Fees?

Are You Means Tested For Care Home Fees?

March 21, 2018

People often ask us if they will be means tested for care home fees and assume that their relatives or loved ones are ineligible for Continuing Healthcare Funding on the basis that they have substantial assets or capital which would … Continue reading

Assistance with care home fees – can we help you with your case?

Assistance with care home fees – can we help you with your case?

March 14, 2018

I have thought long and hard over the 8 years about the assistance with care home fees we provide to families about how best to offer this support. This is something which families ought to be able to do on … Continue reading

Why should I claim NHS Continuing Healthcare funding?

Why should I claim NHS Continuing Healthcare funding?

February 19, 2018

Here at Farley Dwek Solicitors, we are passionate about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (NHS CHC). We believe that everyone should understand what NHS CHC is and why they might be entitled to claim it. So, what is NHS CHC and … Continue reading

5 Myths About Continuing Healthcare Funding

5 Myths About Continuing Healthcare Funding

February 16, 2018

1. ‘I have been told that You have to be at death’s door to receive it’ I wish I had a pound for every time someone has said this to me! It is not true that you have to be … Continue reading

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