Continuing Healthcare (CHC) - Northern Ireland

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by realist1234, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. realist1234

    realist1234 Registered User

    Oct 30, 2014
    108
    Hi

    Just wondered if anyone else had any experience in applying for this for a relative with Alzheimer's in Northern Ireland? When my mum went into a nursing home about 3 years ago, I was told at the time by the local Health Trust that CHC did not apply to NI, but when I subsequently wrote to the NI Dept of Health, lo and behold they said it did indeed apply here. At the time I did not think my mum would have qualified, but her cognition has definitely gone down (says very little now etc) and she is now unable to walk (sits in a chair with wheels on and carers have to use wheelchair at other times). Previously she was able to walk with a rolator.

    If anyone in NI (or anyone else!) could advise of the process for applying and if they were successful. My main concern is that I wouldnt want to stress my mum out with any 'assessments'.

    Thanks

    Peter
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    North Manchester
  3. realist1234

    realist1234 Registered User

    Oct 30, 2014
    108
    Thanks for this. Unlike the rest of the Uk, it seems in NI there is no national guidance on CHC, and given that only 17 people have been assessed positively since 2006, Health Trusts are determined not to award it!


     
  4. monday12

    monday12 Registered User

    Mar 26, 2012
    5
    Yes I have been through this process in NI with a relative who is in a nursing home in NI. We weren't successful as it doesn't really exist there though they say it does. Pm me and I can tell you more.
     

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