Response to Rowntree – care homes will always be needed

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

Recent reports by Laing & Buisson and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation only serve to highlight the need for a multi-dimensional approach to caring for older people in the future, according to Life Style Care plc. The group¹s operations director Paul Ware said that, while the Government¹s ambitions to help older people retain independence of living were laudable, the very dependent elderly population would still need high quality forms of residential care. “The Government appears to be sticking rigidly to its assertion that older people will increasingly be assisted to live independently,” said Mr Ware. “Laing & Buisson suggest that demand for all forms of long-term care will rise again ­ despite nearly 10,000 elderly and disabled beds closing in a year.”

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