My wife is very disabled with MS. I have been her carer for about twenty years but, for a long time, we have had two carers (funded by us but arranged through the local authority) to get her up, showered and dressed each morning. I do the rest of the day and night on my own.
Twelve weeks ago, we were both taken very ill with covid. I have recovered, but my wife has lost her ability to swallow and is on PEG feeding (which I can do), is far more disabled than before (almost totally), cannot really speak, and has probably lost her continence (she’s been in bed in hospital for twelve weeks, almost all the time).
She is just out of hospital and now in a care home. She will almost certainly qualify for NHS continuing healthcare, but I would like to bring her home. We have plenty of space and financial resources.
Am I right in thinking that the NHS funding would cover a maximum of four dual-carer visits through the daytime? Is there a stipulation on how lengthy or involved these visits can be?
Can I add in some additional and night-time visits from another source so that I can perhaps get fairly uninterrupted sleep?
Many thanks for any replies.