Are next of kin responsible for palliative care fees?
No, next of kin is not responsible for paying palliative care fees. However, you are welcome to do so if you would like to choose a specific care home that is not funded by the NHS or charitable organisations.
Can you refuse to pay palliative care fees?
Your loved one has a say in the palliative care they receive, so if they require it they will not be expected to pay for it themselves. If they do not want to pay for private care, they will still be eligible for care under the NHS. In this instance, speak to your local authority to arrange a needs assessment.
What happens when the money runs out?
If your loved one becomes palliative in a private nursing or residential home, like Ashberry Healthcare’s care homes, the local authority will pay on the understanding, we can meet needs. In other words, there is no need to move to an NHS funded care home. Speak to your local authority before this happens to ensure there is no disruption to their care.
At Ashberry Care Homes, we offer empathetic and experienced palliative care at our care homes across the UK. For more information about how we care for your loved one, contact us today.