Payment for care still a major worry

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

The national charity Counsel and Care says worries about how to pay for a care home remains the biggest concern for older people who contact Counsel and Care’s advice service. Making up over 30% of all calls, enquirers continually express concern about having to use large amounts of their savings and capital to pay for care, and about how the cost of care home placements is getting more and more expensive. Stephen Burke, Chief Executive of Counsel and Care, said: ‘The ever-increasing number of people with high needs having to pay for care in a care home shows that reform is urgently needed on a much wider scale. Getting the right deal on care for older people will be a crucial issue in the general election and for the next government.’

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