Are you wrongly paying care home fees?

Judith Thompson  18-10-2016

To speak to an expert legal adviser about claiming back care home fees today, call 01271 343457. 

If you think you or a loved one has paid care home fees, when the cost should have been borne by the NHS, can you claim this back?

Are you eligible to claim?

Where a resident in a care home or a nursing home has a medical condition or certain other requirements, it is possible that the cost of the care home, the fees paid to the care home, should be funded by the NHS rather than by the patient themselves or the patient's family. This is because where nursing care, rather than standard case is required, the care home fees should be publicly funded.

Examples of the types of condition where you or your loved one might be able to claim back care home fees from the NHS are as follows:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • cancer
  • arthritis
  • heart disease
  • epilepsy or
  • diabetes.

Other types of condition where a patient requires nursing care, would also mean there is a possibility of claiming back the care home fees. 

How does a claim for care home fees arise?

Claims against local authorities, for the repayment of care home fees, can arise for a number of reasons, but the most common are because a patient has either been assessed wrongly when entering the care home system, or has not been reassessed to take account of their deteriorating condition.

As care home fees, the cost of care homes and nursing care can be fairly high, it is not unusual for these claims for care home fees to run into the tens of thousands of pounds.

How we can help

If you think you have the right to claim against a local authority for the return of care home fees you or a loved one has paid wrongly, then contact us today. There is a limited time in which these claims for care home fees can be brought, and so you should not delay.

We will have a discussion with you for free initially, to assess your case and to advise you about the best options going forward.

In some circumstances, we will be able to act for you under the terms of a conditional (no win no fee) agreement for the return of the care home fees. Even when this is not possible, we will always discuss flexible funding options with clients, to ensure that they can achieve access to justice wherever possible.

Contact us today for a free discussion about your case.