Most are worried about care

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

Eight of out 10 people in Britain are very concerned about the quality of care they or their loved ones will get in later life, according to research commissioned by Age Concern.

Four out of 10 people are not even confident they will be treated with dignity or respect, despite a high profile government campaign to address this.

Polling carried out for the charity found that people of all ages and incomes are deeply concerned about the quality of the personal care they would get if they need help with everyday tasks like getting out of bed, washing, dressing or taking medication.

The poll shows that worries about the quality of personal care increase with age. Seven out of 10 young adults (18-34 year olds) are very concerned about the quality of personal care that a loved one or they themselves would get. This rises to nine out of 10 people aged 75 or older, by which time they are more likely to need some help or to know people who do.

Age Concern director general Gordon Lishman said people were

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