Dementia group backs care insurance concept

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

The Government is considering private insurance as one option to help improve the system of paying for long term care for older people and the Alzheimer’s Society has said it is not unreasonable to ask people to make a contribution towards the cost of their care.

Alzheimer’s Society chief executive Neil Hunt said the current system of means testing for social care was a tax on people with dementia whose care is deemed to be social care, rather than health care free on the NHS.

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