Reclaiming Care Home Fees

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In this short article we look at a question that is often asked, 'Should the NHS be paying care home fees?' Under the NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding Scheme the Primary Care Trust (PCT) will pay the cost of a qualifying resident’s healthcare costs, regardless of their financial circumstances. The costs that can be recovered include not just healthcare but also personal care, accommodation and board in a nursing home. The key to accessing this free healthcare is a multi disciplinary assessment, which produces...

Solicitor, John Hasson explains how thousands of people may be entitled to recover care home fees. If you or a relative are in long term nursing or residential care you may be paying more for that care than you need to. Our specialist solicitors can assess if this is the case and assist in reclaiming any overpaid fees - even where the person receiving the care has since passed away. It is essential that healthcare needs are accurately assessed as this will affect...