Assisted living models showing rapid growth

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Assisted living, a way of delivering integrated housing and care for older people, has taken off in the UK over the last two years, according to a new report published by health and social care analysts Laing & Buisson. Social services are increasingly favouring assisted living over admission to a care home and private purchasers are buying assisted living flats and cottages, knowing that they will be able to remain in their new home with increasing levels of care as they become older and frailer. In response, the private and voluntary industry sectors have developed a wide range of schemes to meet this demand, and the growth in the market offers many further opportunities for housing developers and care providers. “With this rapid market growth has come a surprising diversity in the forms of assisted living,” said Philip Mickelborough of Laing & Buisson. “Whole retirement villages are being developed, offering accommodation with varying levels of social care to a broad spectrum of people aged over 65. Nursin

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