DementiaRoadmap Wales

Promoting living well with dementia across Wales

NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care

March 28 2019

NHS Continuing Healthcare 

If you have complex health and care needs, the NHS may cover the cost of all your care at home or in a care home, including the services you receive from the local council. This is called continuing healthcare and is funded by your local clinical commissioning group (CCG). 

A diagnosis of dementia doesn’t necessarily mean you will qualify for NHS continuing healthcare. This depends on how complex and severe your needs are. 

NHS-funded Nursing Care 

This is similar to NHS continuing healthcare but applies to people who are in a nursing home. If you are eligible, the NHS will pay for your nursing care. 

For more details see the Department of Health booklet, NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Carefor people who may need the care, and their families and carers. Link below.


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