FNC Funding Reduced for 2017-2018 (but only by £1.20)

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by Pete R, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. AlsoConfused

    AlsoConfused Registered User

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    What lovely people they are!!!:mad::mad::mad:
     
  2. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

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    It was up for review after the big hike last year. Next year may be worse as the review will also be looking at regional variants.:(
     
  3. PeggySmith

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    Regional variants?
     
  4. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

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    From the link......

    "The Department of Health plans to consult on the introduction of a regional rate of NHS-funded nursing care ahead of future rate change announcements."
     
  5. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

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    Isn't it all a bit academic anyway? It goes straight to the nursing home -or it did in our case and all the homes I visited - around 14 in total - quoted their fees with the nursing component already deducted.
     
  6. PeggySmith

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    MIL's was on top of NH fees.
     
  7. Pickles53

    Pickles53 Registered User

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    I suppose if the FNC is reduced homes may increase their fees to compensate for the lost funding though.
     
  8. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

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    That's true.
     
  9. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

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    Around here the majority of NH include the FNC as part of the total price. So this decrease will mean a £1.20/week increase in the top up.

    Not much but when I had to move Mom last August the FNC had just been increased and the admin person doing the tours said it would mean that the top up would therefore decrease by £40'ish. It did not work out that way as when it came time to sign the contract the total price had been put up by the owner.:(
     
  10. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

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    I think this is what I meant Pete. It just gets absorbed into their system.
    Whenever I was quoted the cost of the fees and then asked about the deduction of FNC, the response was that it had already been deducted.
     
  11. Pete R

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    I am saying that my experience is the opposite. If the FNC had already been absorbed into the NH Mom is in then the top up would not be going up, which it is.

    Only one NH I have visited had already deducted the FNC from it's upfront price. It doesn't appear to be the norm in this area.
     
  12. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

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    #13 Saffie, Apr 15, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017
    Yes,I apologise, I should have left a line space between my sentences as I was addressing different points.

    In the first, I was saying that it seemed that if NHs adjust their fees - be it via top-ups or, as in our case as we were then self-funding, by quoting the fee payable as including the discount , then increases and decreases were simply going straight to the homes and being absorbed.

    In the second I simply wrote of my own experience which I had seen was different from your's. Maybe the self-funding versus top-ups caused the difference.

    I had no dealing with the FNC directly at all either when self-funding nor when the LA stepped in and paid no top-up.
    Think I'll bow out now before any further confusion arises!
     

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