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    • Snowbird
    • By Snowbird 11th Oct 19, 4:25 PM
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    NHS funded nursing care
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    • 11th Oct 19, 4:25 PM
    NHS funded nursing care 11th Oct 19 at 4:25 PM
    Two questions.
    Can anyone tell me when NHS nursing care contribution was introduced and do you have to have the care in a nursing home. Or can it be in your own home?
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 11th Oct 19, 7:37 PM
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    It can in theory be offered at home as well however as nursing care means nursing needs you would need to consider how those needs would be met and by whom.
    CHC tend to assume nursing homes as the default so you might have to fight quite hard for any alternatives.
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    • Snowbird
    • By Snowbird 30th Oct 19, 1:05 PM
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    • 30th Oct 19, 1:05 PM
    I think NHS continuing care can be offered at home. So NHS funded nursing care is different. But from the link it would suggest that nursing care contribution can only be paid in a nursing home. Am I reading this correctly?
    Any idea when this started?

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/money-work-and-benefits/nhs-funded-nursing-care/
    • elsien
    • By elsien 30th Oct 19, 6:33 PM
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    • 30th Oct 19, 6:33 PM
    This is a top up paid to the care home to meet the extra health needs. It won't be payable at home because it is specifically for the care home for the extra nursing costs on top of the social care already being provided.
    It's not payable for someone living at home.

    More info here.

    https://caretobedifferent.co.uk/have-you-considered-nhs-funded-nursing-care-fnc/
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    • freddie2
    • By freddie2 2nd Nov 19, 8:44 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 19, 8:44 PM
    CHC can be used to fund care wherever someone lives, be that at home or in a nursing home, so long as an individual is assessed as having a primary need for health care. It came into existence in 2007.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 3rd Nov 19, 2:20 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 19, 2:20 PM
    CHC can be used to fund care wherever someone lives, be that at home or in a nursing home, so long as an individual is assessed as having a primary need for health care. It came into existence in 2007.
    Originally posted by freddie2
    OP appears to be asking about the FNC top up for those who don't qualify for the full CHC funding.
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    • Snowbird
    • By Snowbird 11th Nov 19, 11:43 AM
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    • 11th Nov 19, 11:43 AM
    It came into existence in 2007.
    Originally posted by freddie2
    CHC has been around for ages, according to what I am reading. I think people were just starting to talk about it then.
    It was the nursing contribution that I was wondering about, and when it started.
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