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Claim Back Care and Nursing Home Fees
Have you been paying care home fees when you don’t have to?
If the care home resident has been diagnosed with certain medical disabilities then you may not have to pay a penny. Re assessments can go back to 2004 so even if the resident is deceased the estate may can claim back the costs that have been spent.
The costs of residential or nursing home care will usually be funded from a variety of different sources. If the council agrees to move someone into a care home it may pay for part of the fees or for a limited settling-in period.
This often depends on income level and savings. A sort of “Means test”.
If the person is assessed as needing nursing care The NHS may also make a contribution. In some circumstances, care may be fully paid for by The National Health service.
The financial aspect of a person living in a care home is complicated and unfortunately with budgets stretched as they are, the different organisations involved are hardly queuing up to hand people money. Sorry, you have to battle sometimes to get what is legally yours. If you have someone you love in a care home with medical problems you may be able to obtain a refund for much of the money you have shelled out.
You may even have sold a house to pay for care home costs.
This is largely a legal matter and from a medical point of view it is a minefield in terms of what the Primary health trusts deem to be admissible for funding. To try to obtain a refund and nil future costs you can apply to the appropriate organisation in one of two ways. Firstly you can engage a firm of solicitors on your behalf. Be very careful as costs can easily be thousands of pounds and you will have to pay even if the appeal is unsuccessful