Nursing home body calls on rest of UK to follow Scottish lead

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

The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) has applauded the decision of the Scottish Executive to provide free personal care to Scottish pensioners. The association, which represents more than 1,000 nursing homes, has called on the Government in Westminster, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly to extend the principle of free personal care to people throughout all four countries which make up the United Kingdom. RNHA chief executive Frank Ursell said Scotland¹s decision to implement the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the funding of long term care meant people would not have to pay or contribute towards the cost of care that involves someone else ­ often a nurse or care assistant ­ touching their body in order to enable them to maintain their health and live normally. “It looks as though Scottish residents in nursing home care will have a larger proportion of their care funded by the State than their counterparts south of the border,” Mr Ursell said. “The decision to impleme

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