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Elderly People Would Rather Die Than Go Into Care

25th May 2017

Astonishingly, lawyers report that ageing parents are drawing up legal documents to make clear that they would rather die than allow excessive care home fees to eat into their children’s inheritance. Elderly people know that savings can be whittled away by care bills and many say in documents they do not wish to be kept alive and dependent on costly care. What Are The Costs Of Being In A Care Home? Care home fees for…

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Whatever Happened To The Government’s Promised Cap On Care Costs?

14th March 2017

The Conservative Party’s Manifesto was quite clear: “we will cap the amount you can be charged for residential care”. The proposed cap of £72,000 was due to begin (in England only) on 1 April 2016, but has been put back until April 2020. Was The £72,000 Cap Fact Or Fiction? In truth the £72,000 cap was always a bit of a fiction. It did not cover the hotel costs (board and lodging) of the care…

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ARC Angel Status Request: The Most Useful Command “Activity?”

25th January 2017

Looking After An Elderly Relative: Picture This All Too Familiar Scenario So, Mum’s been living on her own for a while now and you want to call her to see if she’s still okay for a shopping trip at the weekend… She’s not quite as sprightly as she used to be but she’s keen to be seen to be coping, and you just know if you call her she’ll rush to answer the phone, with…

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More Elderly People, Less Care Homes

16th December 2016

Over the last five years elderly people’s care homes have been closing at the rate of nearly one a week. A report by accountancy firm Moore Stephens has highlighted the number of nursing homes shutting down in England and Wales – from 35 closures in 2012/2013, up to 40 in 2014, then 47 in 2015. Up nearly twenty per cent in the last year alone! Struggling to cope with new financial pressures Care homes have…

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Elderly Woman In Essex Saved By An Angel

7th November 2016

Thank goodness for angels eh? Where would 86-year-old Doreen Mann have been in the recent news story if her regular waitress hadn’t acted like an angel, and having missed her in the café for a few days gone to find her [somewhat luckily knowing her address]? To be honest, after four days she was pretty lucky to be found alive let alone unhurt, so where was that vulnerable person’s call button or tracking wristband while…

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