NHS Continuing care score update

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by jack29, May 19, 2008.

  1. jack29

    jack29 Registered User

    Mar 8, 2008
    71
    Hi,

    Just received conformation of Dad's continuing care and the "score".

    I know some of you were interested how he "scored"
    The list is like this:
    Behaviour: Low
    Cognition: Severe
    Psychological Needs: Med
    Communication:Low
    Mobility: High
    Nutrition: Low
    Continence:Med
    Skin:High
    Breathing:Low
    Drug/Medication: Severe
    Altered State of Consciousnes:Low

    Hope this is of interest...if you want any other info please ask or by all means send me a PM:)
     
  2. Susi T

    Susi T Registered User

    Jan 12, 2007
    64
    Leamington Spa
    Hi Jackie

    Sorry haven't read your intial thresd, did your Dad get continuing healthcare with this score? I have just appealed
    against Dad's case and am very interested in your result.
    All the best
    Sue
     
  3. Susi T

    Susi T Registered User

    Jan 12, 2007
    64
    Leamington Spa
    Oops, sorry Jack never meant to call you Jackie!!! Hope I haven't offended. Sue
     
  4. Clive

    Clive Registered User

    Nov 7, 2004
    716
    Hi Jack

    Thanks for the information, which is very useful.

    Best wishes

    Clive
     
  5. jack29

    jack29 Registered User

    Mar 8, 2008
    71
    Hi Susi T

    No offence taken....I am female anyway (Helen) just use jack as a user name:)

    Yes this is the continuing healthcare score...granted for 3 months initially then reviewed and then reviewed every six months.

    Good luck with your appeal.

    Clive...hope the info is of use and help to you.
     
  6. Natashalou

    Natashalou Registered User

    Mar 22, 2007
    426
    london
    This is very interesting indeed as my mother is currently fully self funding but Im sure she would have to score as high on the majority of these. I wonder if the criteria are also weighted?
     
  7. Clive

    Clive Registered User

    Nov 7, 2004
    716
    Hi Natashalou

    The test is weighted in the sense that you can only get the Priority level (which assures you of Continuing Healthcare) in the Behaviour, Breathing, Drug Therapies and ASC health domains.

    Psychological Needs, Communications, Continence on the other hand can only be scored up to High and can never gain a person Continuing Healthcare on there own merit even in the worst situation.

    Jack’s dad was accepted because he was rated with TWO Severe health domains, which is also a score that guarantees Continuing Healthcare.

    Cognition can only be scored up to Severe so a person with complete memory failure cannot obtain Continuing Healthcare without some other significant health problem.




    However there must be many people whose health has deteriorated after going into a Care Home who would now qualify for NHS Continuing Healthcare. (I cannot see any advantage to either the NH or the NHS for either of these bodies to voluntarily suggest a person should apply).

    If you think your loved one could qualify after scoring them on the “NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist” you should put an application in. There is no charge. You can only be refused like many others have been.

    If you try to claim for past months you will find that the bureaucracy takes ages.

    Best of luck if you decide to have a go.

    Clive
     

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