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Personal Health Budget

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by John"s Daughter, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. John"s Daughter

    John"s Daughter Registered User

    Jan 7, 2016
    We look after ny dad in his own home with the help of a fantastic live in carer. Dad is 95 has vascular dementia and is deteriorating. He is immobile, is on puréed foods, has seizures and hallucinations and has swallowing difficulties etc etc, He has little cognition. Because it has been getting harder to look after him, particularly as his condition fluctuates we applied for NHS funding. We have been told that it has been approved and I am waiting for the letter. Our carer is fundamental to dad’s well being and so I am going to be requesting a personal health budget so that we can keep her but buy in more help as and when needed. I’ve been looking this up on-line but wondered if anyone on here had had a personal health budget and could give me some pointers about how they got on with it. For example did you get someone to help you set up a care plan, if so who did you use etc. Many thanks.
  2. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    I thought you had to be getting CHC or eligible for it at least before you could get a PHB, is he getting CHC?
  3. John"s Daughter

    John"s Daughter Registered User

    Jan 7, 2016
    Yes that’s what I meant by NHS funding. He has been approved for it and I am waiting for the letter.

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