Advising Clients Leaving Hospital for Home

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Course Overview

Aimed at private client practitioners who are required to advise elderly clients returning home following admission to hospital, this course will discuss the challenges which clients face upon discharge from hospital and how these issues can be addressed to ensure that your client receives the help and support they deserve.

This course will provide practitioners with the knowledge and confidence required to deliver competent advice in a sensitive manner on issues such as does the client have mental capacity, what are the client’s ongoing care needs and where is this care to be provided?

What are the requirements?

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Understand discharge guidance including discharge under the Delayed Discharge legislation
    • Understand the NHS Continuing Healthcare system
    • Have considered issues surrounding rehabilitation and recovery, intermediate care and reablement services
    • Be aware of the eligibility criteria for aftercare services
    • Be familiar with community services, continence services and equipment services
    • Have considered and feel confident when providing advice regarding Community Care assessments and Provisions
    • Understand the issues surrounding funding including contributions towards care in a nursing home, local authority funding and considerations for self funding care

What is the target audience?

  • Private client practitioners



About Instructor - Caroline Bielanska

Caroline is the former Chief Executive and former Chair of Solicitors for the Elderly, an organisation she helped to found in 1999. She lectures regularly  and is well known in her specialist field, advising older and vulnerable adults who have limited physical and/or mental capacity.

Caroline has a national media profile, and is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Money Box Live and regularly interviewed in for TV, radio, magazines and national press.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • Webinar


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