When can a care home contract be contested?

Before choosing a care home, you’ll look at all the factors that will impact on your loved one’s quality of life. 

What can often be left by the wayside is the important matter of contracts. Unfortunately overlooking these important documents can lead to issues further down the line.

At DRN, we strongly advise you to seek professional advice when faced with a care home contract to ensure they have the individual’s best interests at heart.

Our Private Law Team is trained and experienced in contract redrafting. You might not have the time or the headspace to work through a complicated care home contract at the moment you need to. 

Information you must be provided with

Care homes should share with you specific key information as soon as you make first contact with them.

This information should include details on the types of funding it accepts, its fees and any required upfront charges.

Overlooking important documents can lead to issues further down the line.

How to contest unfair care home contracts

However you are receiving information from your chosen care home or homes, the details should be clear, easy to understand, fair and transparent.

It is possible to contest an unfair care home contract, however it is our advice to take professional legal guidance before entering into any long term contract.

A solicitor will work to ensure you and your loved one gains the most from a care home situation. Talk to our friendly, understanding team today to find out how we can help you negotiate the best possible contract for your care home needs.