NFHA to make submission on care home price information

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

In response to the Department of Health’s December announcement of a consultation on care home price information, the fees advisory body NHFA has said it will respond to ensure many of the issues faced by older people and their families are addressed. These, says the NHFA, include: # Local authority funded residents’ contracts for full fees including responsibility for required third party top-ups to be fully with the council. # Third party top-ups: clarity of amounts required, with some protection as to the rate and frequency of increase in top-up in fees demanded from people funded by low local authority fee rates. # Clarity on the fees payable when someone needs to be admitted to hospital for a period of time. # Clarity on fees and charges payable during notice periods applied after a resident dies. # End to arbitrary fee increases and the “accept it or move” attitude. # Responsibility to keep all residents informed in a timely manner of changes to law, benefits, capital limits and allowances, particularly

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