Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm
Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.
You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.
I'm trying to work out if there is a different rate for nursing care. In particular, if someone does have specific extra needs but doesn't qualify for CHC, is there any leeway regarding rates?No, not as far as I'm aware (I assume you are talking about how much a specific LA will pay for a person who they feel needs residential care but doesn't have specific extra needs).
Apologies if this is a "sucking eggs" moment but if someone is deemed not sick enough for CHC they may be entitled to what is sometimes known as an FNC payment. This currently stands at £112/week and is payable direct to a NH from the NHS to help pay for the Nurse.I'm trying to work out if there is a different rate for nursing care. In particular, if someone does have specific extra needs but doesn't qualify for CHC, is there any leeway regarding rates?
I'm guessing that the rate is set at the start of the financial year, but it might be a case of a postcode lottery.
It is a useful tool but the figures used are not that "local" (in my case anyway) where they seem to use a "West Midland" rate of £487 which is vastly different to the Staffordshire rates I posted above.If you put your postcode in the BBC calculator it gives the average tariff for the council covering that postcode..........
Wonder if that reflects the level of information that different LA's already publish? As I said, Notts seems to be very 'open' anyway, so the calculator gives me a specific figure for the LA I'm in.It is a useful tool but the figures used are not that "local" (in my case anyway) where they seem to use a "West Midland" rate of £487 which is vastly different to the Staffordshire rates I posted above.
Honestly don't know as I have no direct experience of the assessment process; just an idea which is why I phrased it as a question. If I was in this LA area and the maximum tariff for a resident who is eligible for full LA funding is less than the weekly rate for an LA-run home I would certainly be asking where the extra money is supposed to come from!Surely the LA rate given includes the resident's contribution too.
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They are not all closed down here. My husband was in an LA run nursing home as it was my favourite amongst the other 14 I visited and I was aware that once his savings were exhausted, funding top-ups would be unsustainable in the long run from my own.It's all a bit academic though. I think all the LA homes are either closed or short stay/respite only so the charge is usually £71.96/day quite often self funded or paid from reablement.
Isn't that what I've said Jennifer? I thought it was but perhaps it reads differently!Can I also clarify? When a "level of funding" amount is given that will be the amount the LA would pay which would be offset by any income the resident may have. It's not plus the resident's income.
.Surely the LA rate given includes the resident's contribution too
the rate was stated and then they paid the balance after my husband's contributions of state and occupational pensions were paid.
I have the annual invoices here.
The nursing element was paid by the NHS directly to the home as has been said.
My husband paid more than half the full stated LA rate.
Where a resident only has a state pension to contribute, the LA will obviously pay a greater proportion of the