If you’re found not to need continuing NHS healthcare, you might still be assessed as needing nursing care in a care home setting.
In that case, the NHS (or Health and Social Care Trust Northern Ireland) will pay a contribution towards your nursing fees.
It’s paid to the care home to reimburse them for the nursing care they’re providing for you.
If you’re paying all your own fees, which include nursing costs, the amount you’ll end up paying will be reduced by the NHS-funded nursing care amount.
If you only pay some of your care costs, you might still be better off.
The care home must show you how the NHS-funded nursing care reduces your fees. If you don’t see any difference, ask them about it.
The funding will stop if you have to go into hospital. This is because you’ll be getting free nursing care in hospital instead. But you’ll probably still have to pay the care home the full fee to keep your room.
If you no longer need nursing care, your NHS-funded nursing care contribution might stop.