[ September 26, 2014 ]
The level of care you require depends on how much you pay for care altogether. Your savings, income and personal circumstances such as whether you live with others or alone, are also taken into consideration.
We understand that funding can be difficult to comprehend, especially as the systems vary across the UK.
A formal needs assessment is the first step that has to be taken when arranging care. The assessment is carried out by the Local Authority’s Social Services Department, in conjunction with the NHS Primary Care Trust. The assessment considers each individual’s specific care requirements and how they can be met. The assessment is carried out within the comfort of your own home, or in hospital if you’re soon to be discharged.
If your health needs are critical, it may be decided that you may require continuing NHS health care. If you go on to receive free continuous medical care, your living costs will also be met by the NHS. Although you pay no fees, some of your benefits may be discontinued. You will continue to receive the state pension.
If you have any questions or queries, please call our care enquiry line on 0800 902 0092.