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Have you been told to find a different care home to receive Continuing Healthcare funding?  Read the facts www.caretobedifferent.co.uk.

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Funded Nursing Care (FNC) payments (for Community Care) increased to £156.25 per week.  If you were in receipt at that time, payments should be backdated to 01.04.16.  (see www.caretobedifferent.co.uk)

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Bereavement Officers in Hospital offer practical and emotional support to the families and friends of patients who died within a trust’s care.

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Chaplain service is accessible to all in a hospital.  The spiritual care team is there for everyone not just those who belong to a faith or belieft group.  If you are lonely, confused, frightened and want someone to speak to or your relative does to they are there to provide support. Referrals by healthcare team … Continued

You don’t have move out of your owned home to pay for care.  Contact your Council, required by law to offer “deferred payment” arrangements, which allow people to borrow money to pay for care against the cost of their home.  TELEGRAPH LINK

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More Joined Up Working in the Community for the Frail, Elderly.  See article by Dr Bryan Spencer, Clinical Lead for the Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group written for WhereIsTheCare here ARTICLE or go to Articles from our Home Page.  Thanks Bryan for your support.  Have “you” got an I.A.M. form?  Do you know about … Continued

Patients’ valuables.  You may be able to deposit valuables at the cashier’s office of a hospital for safekeeping.

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Are you claiming for patient and visitor travel expenses when in or visiting hospital?  If you are entitled to claim, that is if you receive: Income support, tax credit, pension credit, job seekers allowance, hold a HC2 or 3 cert, employment and support allowance.  Go to the cashiers office within a hospital with proof and … Continued

Do you need a care assessment? Under the Care Act 2014, a council has a duty to assess people in need of care. Whether the council will contribute towards the cost of someone’s residential care will depend on the outcome of that assessment and an assessment of their finances.  An assessment should also take place … Continued