Farley Dwek – The Care Funding Specialists
Farley Dwek Solicitors are a specialist provider of legal services in relation to issues arising around care home and nursing home funding in the UK.
We often deal with care costs for the elderly, but care funding issues can also affect younger people with chronic conditions, including mental health issues.
If you, or a relative, or a friend, are already in care or about to go into care, you should have your eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding assessed first. This includes where you are paying for care in the home.
If you have “primary health needs” the NHS should pay for 100% of your care home fees.
If you are not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, then you should take advice about how you can legally reduce your liability to pay for your future nursing home costs.
The provision of NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding is a real issue. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Parkinson’s recently produced a report “Failing to Care”, which was highly critical of the NHS’s approach to Funding.
“The process is intimidating, humiliating, unfriendly, exhausting, degrading, aggressive, frustrating and also it is adversarial. These are terms that I have written down that patients, relatives and even CHC assessors have used themselves.”
Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist
And by the Health Service Ombudsman’s statement:
“Only a minority of people are successful in claiming NHS funding for their continuing care needs … it is clear that most people’s care needs are not being met by NHS continuing care funding.”
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.
- People who are discharged from hospital straight into a care home.
- People whose eligibility has been assessed and rejected, whose condition subsequently worsened.
- People who received NHS Nursing Care – which pays for the nursing, but not accommodation – who never had an assessment for the benefit that would also have paid for their accommodation.
- More affluent patients who assumed no help would be available. NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding is NOT means-tested so if you qualify for health reasons, you get it.
People who are being cared for in their own home – NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding does cover the cost of care in the home, not just Care Home costs.
If you are currently paying for Care or have paid for Care in the past, Farley Dwek can help you in a number of ways.
We offer an Advisory Service to clients to help them to ensure that their entitlement to NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding is properly assessed.
To find out whether you might be entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding to cover your nursing home fees, 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, so it won’t cost you a penny if you are not eligible for Funding.
If you have already paid for your nursing care costs, you could be entitled to refund of those costs if you should have qualified for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, whilst you were in care.
We offer a Retrospective Care Costs Claims service to recover these unfairly paid care home and nursing home fees..
Often we act for families of relatives who have previously paid for their care and can reclaim costs even after a relative has passed away.
To find out whether you might be entitled to recover your care home fees, speak to one of our friendly solicitors about a FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENT.
If we think you might be able to recover your nursing care costs, we will act for you on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, so it won’t cost you a penny if we can’t recover your care costs.
We have produced two FREE GUIDES to help you understand your entitlement to NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding and how you can legally reduce your liability for your future nursing home costs.
Please feel free to download our FREE GUIDES with no obligation.
Even if you are not entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, there are a number of ways in which we can help you to reduce your care costs and plan for your future care home funding, including:
Please have a look at some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about Care Funding and our Services.