Claiming care home fees

For specialist guidance on claiming care home fees on a no win, no fee basis in Devon and Somerset give us a call on 01823 354545 or email us at [email protected]

If your loved one is in a care home and the primary reason for them receiving care is health related, then they may be entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC).

A person’s need will be classified as primarily one of health if the main aspect (or majority) of their care centres on addressing their health needs. This can include, for example, requiring administration of their medication, assistance with mobility and physical and/or verbal aggression as a result of dementia.

If your loved one is eligible for CHC, the NHS must pay for the care home fees in full, irrespective of their ability to pay from their own financial resources.

Our specialist solicitors have successfully obtained CHC for many residents of care homes, saving thousands of pounds in care home fees.

People are often wrongly told by healthcare professionals that their loved one is not eligible for CHC when in fact they are. The assessment process that healthcare professionals must follow to establish eligibility is often completed inaccurately, leading to people unnecessarily paying care home fees that the NHS should be funding. Furthermore, local NHS groups often apply the eligibility criteria differently, leading to a postcode lottery when it comes to granting CHC.

So, before you settle yet another large monthly care home bill, contact us to establish whether your loved one is entitled to any help from the NHS. Our specialist solicitors could save you thousands of pounds in care home charges and recover fees wrongly paid. We provide free initial guidance and fund claims on a No Win – No Fee basis.

With offices throughout Devon and Somerset, give Slee Blackwell a call today on freephone 0808 139 1606. Alternatively email us at [email protected]

Are you paying care home fees that the NHS should be funding?