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Oct 16, 2013

BBC report that "not many elderly live past two years in a home"


 

In an article from the BBC by Nick Triggle ( Health Correspondent) reports that " Once a person enters a care home, not many live beyond two years.......

 

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Posted by: shaunk

In the news this week has been comment and discussion about the governments cap on social care for the elderly and in particular the amount of assets elderly persons may have before entitlement to government assistance to care costs. 

 

In an article from the BBC by Nick Triggle ( Health Correspondent) reports that " Once a person enters a care home, not many live beyond two years." and that they would not reach the cap of £72,000 where assistance with funding would be offered. 

 

Furthermore, he reports that only one in eight persons would benefit. 

 

This new approach to funding seems complicated and it may also miss the people who really need the assistance and service. 

 

Live in Care ( Care in your own home , rather than Resdiential Care) is a viable and perhaps more disirable option for many when confronted with the length of time an elderly resident may live in a residential home receiving group care , and especially when the costs of the live in care services are now in line with the national average price of an elderly care home. 

 

To read the article in full at the BBC click here...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24534268