Care home funding can be complicated and an unwelcome source of stress at what is already a difficult time for families.
If you or a relative has moved into a care home and you feel the fees should be funded by the NHS, the team of specialist lawyers here at Lanyon Bowdler can help you claim them back.
You can help speed up the process by completing a brief questionnaire which you can download by clicking here.
We have a wide range of pricing options available, including service level guarantees and fixed fees.
Fees can only be reclaimed for care provided after 1 April 2012 unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Everyone currently in care who is either paying the full amount or a contribution to their care may be eligible to make a claim, as are the estates of people who were paying towards their care but have passed away since April 2012.
In a nutshell, the NHS should fund full nursing care for patients with a primary need, regardless of their financial situation. Anyone who needs long-term nursing care, whether in a residential home or not, should have an assessment by the NHS to determine whether they are eligible for continuous healthcare funding.
If you, or a relative, did not have an assessment - or if you disagreed with your assessment outcome - then you do have a right to challenge it.
If nursing needs are incidental to the need for accommodation, then funding is not normally provided by the NHS. It’s a difficult distinction to make, so please contact the team to discuss your individual circumstances.
If you think you or a relative’s care should be funded by the NHS because of a primary healthcare need, please get in touch so we can help.
We are experienced in dealing with continuous healthcare assessments and our team can represent your interests during the process to give you the best possible chance of receiving funding.
Please give us a call for a friendly, confidential, chat about how we can help support you when you or your family, if you feel unfairly treated because of care home fees levied against a friend or member of your family. There is no commitment or charge for our initial assessment. Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form on the righthand side of this page.
By choosing Lanyon Bowdler as your legal partner, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on hand to help recover care home fees. We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely with you and tirelessly to ensure the best outcomes no matter what you face. Our team has great experience in care home fee recovery claims and in all legal services surrounding elderly care.
We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands and Birmingham. As a leading UK full-service law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in the UK.