Free NHS care for all Alzheimers patients

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Esquires, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Esquires

    Esquires Registered User

    Jul 20, 2003
    2
    Okehampton, Devon
    #1 Esquires, Jul 20, 2003
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2014
    My late father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease but was refused NHS funded care

    The Ombudsman upheld my complaint that 'the eligibility criteria were more restrictive than National Guidance allowed'

    It thus follows that any patient suffering from Alzheimer's etc. who has been refused NHS funded care, must also have been subjected to unlawfully restrictive 'eligibility criteria' in order to reach that decision.

    All such patients must thus automatically qualify for fully funded NHS care. In fact, HSC2001/17 (page 31) confirms the law under 'Coughlan' that anybody with a health need or a disability must have ALL their care paid for by the NHS.

    Since winning my case I have been helping many people throughout the country, who have been refused NHS funded care, to recover all care costs or obtain 100% NHS funding. If you require further information or assistance please contact me direct or visit my 'free nursing care information' forum .
     
  2. kat66cal

    kat66cal Registered User

    Aug 26, 2011
    1
    My late mother was refused nhs funding for her care whilst suffering with Alzheimer's

    My late mother was refused any funding for her care in the home, whilst suffering from Alzheimer's disease.Do you think I can make a claim?
     
  3. elaine n

    elaine n Registered User

    Jun 1, 2010
    4,565
    west country uk
    Why isn't the web page address displayed on the original post?
     
  4. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,438
    #4 jenniferpa, Aug 26, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2011
    Kat66cal - welcome to Talking Point.

    For accurate information you might want to look at the publications the AS puts out.

    NHS continuing care http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=399

    When does the NHS pay for care? http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/download_info.php?fileID=75

    NHS continuing care volunteer support group (a support group for people who believe that they have wrongly been denied access to NHS continuing health care funding) http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=398

    This is a very old thread (8 years) - you might want to start your own.
     
  5. Merle

    Merle Registered User

    Aug 26, 2011
    5
    Bexhill-on-Sea
    Merle


    Alzheimers is a physical disease where the nerves in the brain get tangled up and therefore cause memory loss (and other irrational activity). As such, it should be treated in the same category as, say, cancer, which is accepted as being fully funded by the NHS. Perhaps it would be more appropriate for Alzheimers' sufferers to visit a neurologist rather than a psychiatrist??....
     

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