Find out the cost of live-in care, an alternative to residential care where you can stay independent in your own home in later life, whilst receiving the care you need.
If there is one thing that is completely clear about the future of the UK, it is that the population is ageing. Statistics show that in 2016 18% of the population was over 65 with over 1 in 3 people being elderly in some areas. The same study showed that by 2039, over 74 million people in the UK will be elderly.
Not every elderly person will need care in later life, but many will. Residential care homes are of course an option, but a Live-in Care Hub study showed that nearly 100% of people would prefer not to go into a residential care home if they became unwell or unable to care for themselves.
But that isn’t the only reason elderly care homes aren’t the answer to the increasing need for care. The fact of the matter is that there aren’t enough places to cater for everyone in need of care. There is an issue within the NHS whereby elderly patients are taking up beds when they could leave the hospital, but the staff are unable to place them in a suitable care home and so they have to remain in the hospital bed.
So what is the solution?
There is an alternative to residential care that can be favourable in costs compared to residential care. The same solution … Read More