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  • Posted October 3, 2017, 9:14 am

'Bed Blocking' & Rising Death Rates

'Bed Blocking' causes death rates to rise https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bed-blocking-in-hospitals-linked-to-rising-death-rate-nrm9582vb The Times this morning blames the shortage of hospital beds on delayed discharge of older people who no longe

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  • Posted June 8, 2017, 11:09 am

What is the Dementia Tax

Full Fact, THE UK’S INDEPENDENT FACTCHECKING CHARITY, has just published an article outlining the issues relating to paying for care, as outlined in the Conservative Party's manifesto. It is very clear and helpful - you can read it here: https://fullfact

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  • Posted March 24, 2017, 2:10 pm

Online care home bed booking system aims to cut hospital bed blocking

BBC News published the following article on 21 March, 2017:

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  • Posted March 3, 2017, 1:42 pm

Allegations against home carers - is more inspection really the answer?

In response to the report that 23,000 allegations of neglect and abuse have been made against home carers there have been many calls for an enhanced inspection regime. I question this - what is it meant to achieve?

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  • Posted February 20, 2017, 5:09 pm

The government must unlock the money because the care crisis is now

Helene Mulholland of The Guardian newspaper, interviewed shadow social care minister, Barbara Keeley, and the following article was published on 7 February, 2017.

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  • Posted February 2, 2017, 5:20 pm

Attendance allowance – how it works

Attendance allowance can be claimed by people aged over 65 who need help with washing, dressing or eating as result of an illness or disability.

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  • Posted February 2, 2017, 5:16 pm

Home Care facts and how to pay

If you or a family member do not qualify for local authority funding (if your savings, including the price of your property exceed £23,750), you may be able to raise more cash from your income or your property to help pay for home care.

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  • Posted January 26, 2017, 9:40 am

Care Home v Home Care

According to recent surveys, the majority of us want to receive care at home when we are older instead of going to live in a care home. However, this may not always be possible, depending on your needs in later life.

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  • Posted January 26, 2017, 9:30 am

Care home funding gap will result in divide between rich and poor areas, providers warn

A shortfall in English council funding for care homes, which leaves providers reliant on private-paying residents, is creating a “postcode lottery” in care quality, the head of representative body Care England has said.

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  • Posted January 19, 2017, 1:21 pm

Elderly hit by care staff shortage

One of Britain’s biggest providers of home care has revealed it has about 2,000 vacancies it cannot fill, accounting for about a fifth of its total workforce.

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  • Posted January 18, 2017, 4:30 pm

Care Act compliance: your questions answered on commissioning

The following article was written by Belinda Shwehr and was published on http://www.communitycare.co.uk/ on 9 January, 2017.

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  • Posted January 18, 2017, 4:27 pm

Social care is dragging down our hospitals

Alice Thomson wrote the following article which appeared in the Times on 11 January, 2017.

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  • Posted January 18, 2017, 4:18 pm

Equity release to pay for care costs

Using the equity in your property to pay for your care costs is one option available to self-funding care seekers in the UK.

  • By Administrator
  • Posted January 9, 2017, 9:46 am

Elderly’s homes may be seized to pay for care

The deferral of the charge cap means many elderly people will have to use their homes to pay bills.

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  • Posted January 9, 2017, 9:39 am

Watchdog urges families to report care home woes

Care home patients and their relatives have been urged to come forward with examples of how they have been hit with “hidden” charges or unexpected fee increases after the competition watchdog announced a surprise investigation into the industry yesterday.

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  • Posted January 9, 2017, 9:28 am

Crisis-hit care firms pay millions to owners

An investigation is being launched by the Competition and Markets Authority into the residential care sector after concerns were raised about unfair practices and high bills.

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  • Posted January 9, 2017, 9:21 am

The Care Act and how it may affect you

The Care Act changes the way the social care system will work in the future, as published by Age UK.

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  • Posted December 1, 2016, 9:17 am

Helping to choose the right care service for your parents

Once you have discussed care options with your parents, the next step is to decide which is the best care service for them.

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  • Posted December 1, 2016, 9:13 am

When to consider the care options for your family

Watching on as our parents age both physically and mentally and begin to struggle with everyday tasks can be devastating.

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  • Posted November 30, 2016, 7:58 pm

The Sandwich Generation and caring for ageing parents

The ‘Sandwich Generation’ (usually in their 40's, 50's and sometimes 60's) is a generation of people who support their ageing parents while also caring for their own children.