The following extracts from an article from the Guardian Online reiterates the fact that many people are not claiming, are being rejected, yet have a bona fide claim:
There is no ceiling on the amount that can be paid out, no means test and it is not age related. Yet access to this fund can be a particular struggle for people suffering from dementia.
Many people remain unaware of Continuing Healthcare. According to charities such as Age UK and the Alzheimer's Society, tens of thousands of people who might qualify are not applying. One problem, they say, is that the NHS faces stringent financial targets. "It might be tempting for CCGs to prioritise their bottom line when the main concern should be providing seamless integrated care," says McNamara.
There are around 59,000 individuals receiving Continuing Healthcare, according to the Department of Health. However, the Alzheimer's Society believes many more could be eligible.
The chance of success depends greatly on where you live. There is a "national framework" which covers England and Wales, but it is somewhat of a postcode lottery. Continuing Healthcare is available in Northern Ireland, but the eligibility criteria differ. Scotland is reforming its rules and funding may be restricted.
"There are big variations in the number of people receiving this in different parts of the country," says Isden. "Different areas have responded differently to the financial pressures that they face. The framework isn't always followed correctly with different eligibility criteria across different local authorities."
The following is taken from the Quality Care Commission web site at: www.cqc.org.uk/content/meeting-health-care-needs-people-care-homes
Meeting the health care needs of people in care homes
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published the results of a review of how the healthcare needs of care home residents are met.
It addresses how older people and people with learning disabilities living in care homes access healthcare services, whether they have choice and control over their healthcare and whether they receive care that is safe and respects their dignity.
During this review, our inspection teams visited a sample of 81 care homes within nine PCT areas. They interviewed managers, residents and staff, observed care provided to residents and examined case files.
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One live-in care worker was interviewed. Our recent live-in care worker audit showed that over 55% of our care workers have been with Able Community Care for over 5 years.
A new care package has commenced for an older lady requiring end of life care. Care Manager is Jackie and weekly wage is £565.00 inc.
Applications have also come in this week for our Home from Hospital care package.
Two presentations entitled ‘Community Care 1601 -2014’ were given to WI groups in Norfolk and Suffolk this week.
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One tweet from last week - "Home from Hospital request came in on 16th May for care after discharge on 27th May. Confirmation of care worker arrangement sent 19th May."
In Europe, only Hungary has fatter people than Britain.
The most over weight city in the UK is Glasgow.
Kenneth has several regular care workers including one from his first few weeks in 2010.
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Angela Gifford, Director
Able Community Care Ltd.
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