My mother has just got turned down for CHC funding despite being discharged from hospital into a nursing home on the grounds she would not be safe at home. Her DST scores are 1 severe, 3 highs, 4 moderates and 2 low. She has been told she will receive the nursing care component FNC because she needs 24 hour nursing supervision. I understand that where there is one severe and several high/moderates there may also be a case for funding but I can't find any guidance about what scores trigger this. Does anyone know? Also, if she's been assessed as needing 24 hour nursing care and not safe at home, why wouldn't she qualify for CHC? Incidentally her local DN team don't offer a 24 hour service. Should I appeal?