We specialise in providing care fee funding advice to individuals and professionals who may have concerns as to eligibility for NHS and Local Authority funding. We are willing to attend Hospital discharge assessments, consider an individual’s funding entitlement, and additionally identify whether there has been a breach of process by the NHS at any assessment. We also attend assessment hearings as Advocates on behalf of clients and prepare funding appeals.
In addition to offering guidance and support on the healthcare funding process, we can also prepare bespoke care home charts, designed specifically to work in conjunction with the NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist and Decision Support Tool assessment documents to ensure an individual’s care records accurately record care needs and, consequently, positively assist with the assessment of need.
We also have expertise in respect of benefit entitlement, whether this falls into the realms of NHS Continuing Healthcare, public funding or obligations upon Deputies under the Office of Public Guardian standards.
We are totally independent of the NHS thus ensuring there is no possible conflict of interest.
Ensuring the trust and welfare of our clients is our top priority. Care Necessities:
• Offer proactive and insightful advice
• Explain matters clearly with as little jargon as possible
• Treat clients as individuals and not revenue streams
All of our cases are dealt by us with honesty and transparency. Care Necessities ensure from the outset of your matter that the advice given to you clearly states the prospects of success, and our charging rates. These aspects and the potential outcome of your matter will be explained to you in detail before any work is undertaken on your behalf.
We were instructed by the family of Mrs K who had challenging behaviour as well as additional needs with regard to an NHS CHC Assessment. We obtained the client’s medical records at which point it became apparent that the records did not reflect the needs that Mrs K had. We prepared a bespoke behavioural chart for completion by the care home staff which resulted in us being able to attend the CHC Assessment with evidence in support of Mrs K’s needs and funding was awarded. At the follow-up 3 month review, Mrs K’s family decided not to instruct us to attend on their behalf given that there had not been any change to Mrs K’s needs, but funding was withdrawn. Care Necessities were instructed by the family to appeal the decision and attend the review hearing. At the hearing, we made submissions on behalf of Mrs K and won, resulting in £60,000.00 being reimbursed to Mrs K for the care she had already paid and CHC funding was awarded for the next 12 months, an overall significant saving for Mrs K of nearly £129,000.00!
We are available to provide our clients and trusted partners with guidance and support on these challenging issues, and would be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.