Paying for care in Wales

10. Care fees and the Mental Health Act 1983

If a person with dementia has been in hospital for assessment or treatment under section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983, the NHS is responsible for any related after-care. This can include any care that the person needs in their own home or in a care home. The purpose of this is to try to prevent readmission to hospital. For more information see The Mental Health Act 1983 and guardianship.