Funded Nursing Care is available for those that:
– live in a care home registered to provide nursing care
– have been assessed as needing nursing care
– do not qualify for NHS Continuing Healthcare
If an assessment has not previously taken place then this will be arranged to determine if the individual is entitled to receive NHS continuing Healthcare before deciding the eligibility for Funded Nursing Care. A separate assessment is not usually required.
Funded Nursing Care contributions are paid directly to the home to fund care from registered nurses who are usually employed by the care home. We then refund these payments to clients in arrears, once received from the council.
For 2015/2016, the Funded Nursing Care contribution equates to £112.00 a week.