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I hope I'm in the correct section of the forum for help and advice on Continuing Health Care.

 

My elderly Mum in Law has been in a care home for some time and her fees have always been covered by her pension with a top up from myself. Recently she had a couple of falls in the care home with the last one resulting in a stay in hospital. During a visit to see her, I was told she now has a brain tumour and not expected to live for more than a couple of months.

 

Her Doctor explained he had done a Fast Track Assessment for Continuing Health Care. Mum in Law is now back in the care home with a special bed and being looked after well by the staff, one of who mentioned I would not have to pay any more. I wasn't sure if that meant any longer or any extra. As everything is getting a bit confusing and there is so much to take in at this time, before I ask the staff in the care home, can I ask if anyone knows about Continuing Health Care and who pays for it?

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CHC is paid for by the NHS, so neither your MIL or yourself will (hopefully) have to pay for her care now. I say "hopefully" on the assumption that you will receive a letter at some point explaining exactly what CHC covers and confirms the ongoing funding.


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CHC is paid for by the NHS, so neither your MIL or yourself will (hopefully) have to pay for her care now. I say "hopefully" on the assumption that you will receive a letter at some point explaining exactly what CHC covers and confirms the ongoing funding.

 

Thank you so much for your help. Mum in Law has been back in the care home a few days now. Can you advise where I should be expecting a letter from, is it the NHS?

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Hi Barry. I'm very sorry to hear about your MiL's problems.

 

CHC seems to be funded by the NHS, here's a link or two.

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support/nhs-continuing-care/

 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/healthcare/

 

If the home can't explain more, you could try the local AgeUK, they're usually good on this sort of thing.

 

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I hope I'm in the correct section of the forum for help and advice on Continuing Health Care.

 

My elderly Mum in Law has been in a care home for some time and her fees have always been covered by her pension with a top up from myself. Recently she had a couple of falls in the care home with the last one resulting in a stay in hospital. During a visit to see her, I was told she now has a brain tumour and not expected to live for more than a couple of months.

 

Her Doctor explained he had done a Fast Track Assessment for Continuing Health Care. Mum in Law is now back in the care home with a special bed and being looked after well by the staff, one of who mentioned I would not have to pay any more. I wasn't sure if that meant any longer or any extra. As everything is getting a bit confusing and there is so much to take in at this time, before I ask the staff in the care home, can I ask if anyone knows about Continuing Health Care and who pays for it?

 

hello its a few months since you posted your message can you let us know how you got on

 

my dad is also in a care home, with disabling Stroke effects and the CHC is something I have wondered about too for him.

 

anyway if you can get back to us on this topic that would be great

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