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Care home costs rise by 9.3 per cent in just two years

6th September 2013

According to a new study by care agency Prestige Nursing, care home bills have risen in recent years to reach very high levels. Although these costs have increased, the fees that local councils pay to care homes on behalf of those who are unable to fund their own care have not gone up accordingly in the majority of areas across the UK.


Publication points to need for prevention of falls in older people

5th September 2013

A recent publication from The King's Fund has suggested that half of the people in the UK aged over 80 fall at least once a year


Jeremy Hunt calls for employers to offer flexible hours to those taking care of elderly relatives

4th September 2013

Jeremy Hunt has said that people who provide unpaid care for elderly friends or family members need to be offered more flexible working hours


Preventive care programme for older people launched in Buckinghamshire

4th September 2013

Buckinghamshire County Council has used some of the money set aside by the NHS for social care to create the ‘Prevention Matters’ programme


Older people with disabilities are less likely to recover from falls says study

29th August 2013

A study has revealed that older people with disabilities and mobility difficulties are less likely to recover if they fall


Fundraising success for paralysed American war veteran

28th August 2013

An American war veteran who was severely injured in 2012 is fundraising for his parents to adapt their home for his use, with additions including stairlifts and an easy access bath.


Man spends 9 extra months in hospital due to rejection of funding for stairlift

28th August 2013

The Morrice family have voiced their anger after an application for a disability grant to have a stairlift installed in the family home was rejected


Two million over-65s planning to sell home to fund retirement

28th August 2013

Research carried out by Prudential has found that over a quarter of retired homeowners plan to sell their homes