Less than a third of over-65s think about future care needs

Posted on August 15th, by geoff in Caring Times, Caring Times head, CT Extra. No Comments

Less than one in three over-65s have given serious thought to the care they might need in future. Would this be of interest?
A new poll of 2,000 adults aged between 65 and 93 reveals that half still feel held back by ageism and 62% think they are seen as a problem by society. A quarter said they now find being called ‘old’ and ‘elderly’ offensive
Concerns about being seen as a burden means older people can sometimes make inadequate plans for the future says, personal alarm provider Invicta Telecare, which is urging more to take action to stay living independently for longer. 
But almost half (48%) of over-65s think their generation is ignored and more than one in three (37%) believe they are treated disrespectfully because of their age.  A third (34%) even class the word ‘old’ as a negative or offensive term. More than a quarter (27%) of over 65s also say the term ‘elderly’ is negative or offensive and 30% object to being described as an ‘OAP’.


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