In order that we are able to provide a full range of services to our clients we work closely with Underwoods Solicitors in the area of NHS Continuing Healthcare.
Underwoods Solicitors is one of the few firms assisting people to make applications for NHS continuing healthcare on behalf of nursing home patients.
Continuing healthcare involves the NHS funding the care of patients who need continuing medical treatment that is provided outside a hospital environment, primarily in nursing homes, but this can also apply to people receiving care in other settings, including their own homes.
A person is eligible for continuing healthcare if they have a high level of medical need. This is assessed by looking at the different aspects of the care needed focusing on issues such as;
The NHS also looks at the complexity, intensity and unpredictability of the patient’s needs; in plain English that means
A patient’s next of kin can make an application after the patient has passed away if this is applicable.