Continuing Healthcare

GK HEALTHCARE

Originally established to specifically service people who have had to wrongly pay for care fees themselves or who have been asked to pay care fees which they cannot afford and should not have to pay. GK Healthcare is a specialist firm of solicitors with a national client base whose focus is purely on ensuring that those who should not have to pay for care fees, do not pay for care fees. Using intricate knowledge of the law around the funding of care, the organisation can help to assist you or your relative where care fees are an issue for you or your family.

How we can help

The team of experts at GK Healthcare will help guide you through the process of finding out your, or your family member’s, eligibility to either claim back care fees that have been incorrectly paid, or get the funding to cover continued healthcare costs; meaning that your savings stay in your bank account, where they belong. After assisting you with the initial paperwork, GK Healthcare will then help you through the practical process of getting your money back, so that you don’t have to do it alone. The team will guide you through every step of the way, assisting with the legal terminology; so often overcomplicated, financial forms; that take so long to fill in, and offer advice and information in a compassionate and considerate way; covering all the main points but without the jargon. Overall, GK Healthcare will make a very complex process much simpler; always professional, but with a personal touch.

You are at liberty to address the issue of care yourself and you do not have to instruct a firm of solicitors. Care funding, however, can be a complex subject, so you should be sure that you are equipped with all of the necessary facts and information before attempting to decide whether to deal with the issue yourself. We are here to help. Any legal firm has a duty at all times to act in the best interests of our clients. GK Healthcare prides itself on doing this and striving to ensure that clients are all provided with the best service possible.

In 2016/17 the average fee for a single room in a private residential care home is £31,200 per annum; in a private nursing home it is £43,732 per annum.

It is estimated that over 100,000 people in the UK are incorrectly paying for their care.

Social Care or Healthcare?

There are essentially two types of care, Social Care and Healthcare. Social Care is provided by your Local Authority usually through Social Services and Healthcare is provided by the National Health Service (NHS). The distinction between these two types of care is absolutely crucial to determine whether you may be eligible for funding of your care needs.