Age Concern produces fact sheet on closures


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

Fears among elderly people about care home closures are addressed in a new factsheet published by Age Concern, which aims to offer advice to older people worried about the availability in social care. Factsheet 47 ­ Care Home Closures is written by Stephen Lowe, Age Concern¹s community care (services) policy officer and is a new addition to the already comprehensive collection of factsheets available from the charity¹s free information line service (freephone 0800 00 99 66). “The question of whether there is a national shortage in care home places has recently been hotly debated,” said Mr Lowe. “Home closures can cause deep distress among older residents and there have been examples of high mortality rates following the closure of a home.” The factsheet explains the new minimum care standard regulations and the implications these will have on care homes. It also details the impact of closures on older residents and what legal protection is available to them if their home closes. The big picture behind the





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