Our specialists have produced a wide range of factsheets explaining all the rules and regulations around the funding of care and the many considerations and questions people have in terms of choosing care.
The factsheet entitled funding for care homes is a good place to start for an overview of the different types of funding and the regulations governing funding and allowances. You can also see a wide range of articles about care and support issues, including the advantages and disadvantages of live in care, how to know whether an elderly person is coping at home and mental health in the elderly.
PAYING FOR CARE
Funding for care homes
This is a fact sheet which explains the rules for eligibility for NHS and local authority funding to pay care home fees. It also describes the allowances people living in care homes are entitled to, including those who are funding their own care (self-funders).
NHS Continuing Care Funding assessment
CHS Healthcare has developed this factsheet explaining the assessment for NHS continuing health funding to help the many thousands of families facing this issue.
Top-up fees for care homes
Your loved one has had an assessment of care needs which concludes they need to move into a care home for a greater level of support. The local authority means test has been completed and you are told they are entitled to local authority funding for care.
Benefits and allowances for people living in care homes
Many people living in care homes are not aware of all the different benefits and allowances they may be entitled to claim. This factsheet provides a comprehensive guide.
CHOOSING AND ARRANGING CARE
Choosing a care home – advice for couples when one or both need to move into a care home
Although many of the elderly people who need to go into a care home are living alone, a significant number are living with their spouse. Very often, they will have been married and living together for 50 or even 60 years. For both, the idea of living apart may be unimaginable, or heart-breaking.
What does the Care Act mean and how will it work?
What are the most significant changes that the Care Act will bring? unimaginable, or heart-breaking.
What funding and support is there for people with dementia?
At Carehome Selection, many of the families we speak to are struggling with care issues related to dementia support. There are now nearly one million people in the UK with dementia and the numbers are due to rise sharply in the coming decade.
What is the added value of an adviser when there is so much care home information available online?
When Carehome Selection was first established in 1995, the main reason for our service was the lack of information available about care homes. There was no single source of information for families making such an important decision and the web was at an early stage of development.unimaginable, or heart-breaking.
What is the difference between council owned care homes and privately owned care homes?
There remains a small number of local authority owned and run care homes alongside the much larger private care home sector. Families facing the challenge of finding the right care often ask what is the difference between the two and what are their relative advantages and disadvantages.
When is the right time to consider moving into a care home?
For some individuals and their families, the decision about care is clear-cut because it is precipitated by a crisis. An elderly parent may have a fall or illness which leads to a period in hospital. During this time, it is clear that they will not be able to return to their own home. This is often very challenging and emotional, but there may be support via the hospital and the path to take is clearer.