Market report is a timely analysis as private pay demand increases

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

An estimated 146,000 older and physically disabled care home residents in the UK are now paying their fees privately, representing 35% of the 418,000 older and physically disabled people who were living in care homes or long stay hospitals in the UK at April 2008.

The figures, published in Care of Elderly People Market Survey 2008 by healthcare market intelligence company Laing & Buisson, show an increase of 10,000 self-payers compared with the previous year.


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