Payment for care still a major worry

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

The national charity Counsel and Care says worries about how to pay for a care home remains the biggest concern for older people who contact Counsel and Care’s advice service. Making up over 30% of all calls, enquirers continually express concern about having to use large amounts of their savings and capital to pay for care, and about how the cost of care home placements is getting more and more expensive. Stephen Burke, Chief Executive of Counsel and Care, said: ‘The ever-increasing number of people with high needs having to pay for care in a care home shows that reform is urgently needed on a much wider scale. Getting the right deal on care for older people will be a crucial issue in the general election and for the next government.’

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

Inconstant gardeners

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Last Saturday was fine and dry so I managed to put in a few hours on our allotment. Not...

When the chips go down . . .

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I have heard people say they couldn’t get by without their smartphone, and I suppose this must be true...

Loneliness behind the front doors

By Guest Blogger KEITH LEWIN

Last week SCIE issued its monthly ‘Briefing for Commissioners’, its focus is on social isolation which it correctly says “can...