If you, or someone you care for, find that it is necessary to move into a home on either a temporary or permanent basis, it is imperative that you find the right home to suit your needs. Of course it is important that the home provides a good standard of care but you also need to consider a whole other range of issues such as your day to day living, the location of the home and if it is in easy distance to friends and relatives.
Self Funding Care
Help self funders understand their self funding care options; understand care funding jargon and help to guide your self funding care actions.
In 2012, there were around 800,000 people suffering with some form of dementia – this had an estimated cost of £23 billion a year to the UK economy says the Alzheimer’s Society; this figure is even higher than the combined costs of care for cancer, strokes and heart disease.
We need to find a way to relieve the pressure on our economy, but still allow sufferers to live in their own home at the same time.
Allowing sufferers to keep their dignity is of the utmost importance.
There are serious failings in the way mental health services are being commissioned and run, it is damaging the care of patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 which was undermining their human rights, says a report by the regulator Care Quality Commission has found.
There are a record number of people which are being detained for mental health treatment, prompting concerns that conditions for patients have been steadily worsening due to understaffing issues and a lack of hospital beds.
There were 50,408 cases of people being detained for mandatory treatment under the Mental Health Act in England during 2012-13, this equates to a 12 per cent rise over the previous five years.