Supported Assessment Service
It may be that you have already started the process of requesting an Assessment for your relative yourself. Or, you may have used our Free Guide to help you to start the process.
If you have already succeeded in progressing through the initial Checklist stage and are awaiting a Full Assessment date, or have a date scheduled for a Full Assessment, we can offer to assist you with our Supported Assessment Service.
By using this service, we will arrange for one of our experienced nurses to accompany you and your relative, as their advocate, at the Full Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting. You will provide our nurse with all the relevant documentation ahead of the meeting, and our nurse will arrange to meet you in advance to explain the process.
Our experienced nurses will ask the NHS Assessor to go through each of the Care Domains and explain the “score” they intend to allocate to each Care Domain. If our nurse disagrees with the NHS Assessor about the “score” being allocated, they will put across their alternate view based on their clinical assessment of your relative’s condition, and their view of what the “score” should be. In other words they will fight your corner and ensure that the Assessment process is carried out fairly and robustly.
Unless we have had the prior opportunity to carry out our Clinical Review Service, our nurses will not have had the benefit of previously assessing your relative’s condition and care needs – so there can be no guarantees of success; but you will still benefit from their support and experience, at what can often be challenging and adversarial meetings.
We offer our Supported Assessment Service on a fixed fee basis.
Edward Battersby’s 93-year old mother, Marion Wilson, was already receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding but the family was called to a re-assessment of her situation and they wanted to make sure funding wasn’t removed so they contacted Farley Dwek.
Mr Battersby, a retired businessman, explains:
“My mother who has dementia has been in a nursing home setting for the past seven years and has received NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding for the past three. This funding is invaluable and it is an enormous financial support for our entire family.