"NHS Continuing health care."

About: NHS West Hampshire CCG

(as a carer),

My wife is disabled and suffering with early dementia, and I am her carer, so I wanted to prepare for the inevitable situation when I could no longer give her the care needed. We will not be able to afford for her to be taken into a Care Home for as long as I would like her to live, so I discovered NHS Continuing Health Care and started the process of applying. That in itself is a daunting task!

As it is surely a common situation which carers would require confirmation of the result of their claim quickly so as to make other arrangements if necessary, I am dismayed by the length of time it is taking for me to get anything other than acknowledgement of my claim.

Surely it should be possible to make a preliminary assessment within a few weeks?

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