Election result vital for older people

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

Independent long term care provider Four Seasons Health Care chief executive Hamilton Anstead says the outcome of the coming election could be vital for older people. Mr Anstead said that, with 12 million people now over 60 in the UK (set to rise to 19 million by 2030, about a third of the population) ­ the result of the general election and the policies pursued by the next government, would have a radical bearing on the quality of life of the growing numbers of older people. The Four Seasons CEO said policies of the future government would particularly affect the lives of those who are in, or will have to enter, a nursing or residential home. “During the course of the last Parliament a Royal Commission Report recommended that personal care for anyone in a nursing or residential home should be paid for by the state,” Mr Anstead said. “While the Scottish Executive implied it¹s support for the Commission findings, the Labour Government rejected these findings. “In the lead up to the election it appears that t

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