Two cheers for funding plan


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

The Continuing Care Conference has given a qualified welcome to the Government’s commitment to cover the costs of nursing care for older people. The lobby group acknowledged, however, that there will be disappointment that many older people will still be faced with meeting the costs of their persona1 care. CCC chairman Dr Chai Patel said paying for nursing care would remove a major anomaly and the three-month disregard of assets following entry to care and the raising of capital limits were also welcome announcements. “CCC recognises that future generations will have to pay for more of their care,” Dr Patel said. “At least the Government’s announcement ends the years of uncertainty and brings some clarity. “Responsible financial service providers are well placed to develop appropriate products to help individuals find the cost of ‘personal care’. We need swift regulation to avoid another mis-selling scandal and build consumer confidence.” Dr Patel said CCC also welcomed the announcements on: #intermediate car





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