_Care Agenda_ and the shape of future provision

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

“Residential Care in 2017 – what are the requirements?” is a conundrum which will be examined closely at Care Agenda 2007, taking place on 27-28 February 2007. Organiser Peter Wedderburn told _Caring Times_ that the event was shaping up to be thought-provoking as well as a great business opportunity. “It is clear that the near term opportunities for the care sector are excellent, particularly for the majors and the new groups emerging in the market, but what will the market look like in ten years’ time?,” said Mr Wedderburn. “The conventional wisdom is that care standards and the quality of care must improve to meet the higher expectations of older people, but with an ageing population overall, who will pay the fees? Should care providers be building mixed schemes which run assisted living projects side by side with full service residential care, or is the answer to move to greater specialisation and provide specific centres for those suffering with dementia or requiring long term nursing care?â

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