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  • Help improve NHS continuing healthcare May 5, 2016 The Failing to Care coalition of charities, which is supported by Beacon, campaigns to improve NHS continuing healthcare. NHS continuing healthcare, also known as NHS continuing care, is a package of care that is arranged and funded by the NHS. It is free of charge to the person receiving the care and it’s provided on an ...
  • Beacon featuring at the Alzheimer’s Show 5th/6th June – Olympia, London June 4, 2015 We are delighted to announce that Beacon will be exhibiting at The Alzheimer’s Show 2015, the UK’s only dedicated exhibition and conference for those affected by dementia, which is being held at the Olympia Conference Centre in London on the 5th and 6th June. We will have our own stand and will be providing information ...
  • Your Continuing Healthcare Assessment: Things to Bear in Mind part 2 February 3, 2015 If You are Eligible for Continuing Healthcare Your Benefits May be Affected Some benefits will change when you become eligible for continuing healthcare. If you receive Attendance Allowance (AA) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in a care home with nursing, these will normally stop 28 days after continuing healthcare begins, however DLA will not normally stop ...
  • Your Continuing Healthcare Assessment: Things to Bear in Mind part 1 January 22, 2015 Having a Diagnosis of Dementia Does Not Guarantee You Will be Eligible Eligibility for continuing healthcare is not dependent upon a diagnosis, and so a person who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or another degenerative condition will not necessarily be assessed as having a primary health need. Eligibility is determined by assessing your ...
  • Beacon Featured on BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 Programme Tomorrow – Tuesday 18th November, 8pm November 17, 2014 Tomorrow’s BBC File on 4 programme focusses its attention on NHS continuing healthcare and asks the question: can the NHS afford long-term community nursing care for the old and the sick? The radio documentary, which will be broadcast at 8:00pm on Tuesday evening, uses investigative journalism techniques to analyse the impact of backdated ‘claims’ on ...

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