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Types of care plans for dementia patients

  • Fully Funded NHS Continuing Care package:

    There are time limits to apply for Fully Funded NHS Continuing Care package. It is 100 percent fully funded which means the person who qualifies is not allowed to top up the cost of their care package. To qualify, you need to attend to a screening assessment, detailed assessment (70 pages usually).

  • Local Authority Funded Care package:

    If you do not qualify for 100 percent fully funded NHS care package, you are entitled to claim a contribution to the cost of the care from your local authority when you reach the protected capital threshold of £23,250. To qualify you need to attend to a screening assessment, detailed needs assessment (20 pages usually), financial assessment (with copies of relevant financial documentation). You may need to agree to top up the care package with your own finances. The person will be required to contribute some or all of pension income to the care package.