Group identifies top ten issues

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

Older peoples’ support group Counsel and Care says it has identified the “top 10” issues facing older people from the calls and requests for information to its advice service. In the last year, the following 10 key issues formed three-quarters of the enquiries received by the charity: 1. Care home funding for state supported residents 2. Requests for information 3. Obtaining a needs assessment 4. Obtaining charitable assistance 5. Issues affecting self-funded residents in care homes 6. Dementia and mental health issues 7. Support to live independently at home 8. Continuing care funding 9. Lack of information from social services 10. Making a formal complaint Counsel and Care’s chief executive Stephen Burke said policy makers must recognise that some of the most vulnerable people in society, and those who take care of them, need better support. “These are the issues that older people, their families and carers struggle with every day,” said Mr Burke. “It is only through advice services like Couns

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