Self Funding Care

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Self Funding Care News – Keeping People Suffering With Dementia In Their Own Homes

June 25, 2014 in Self funding care at home, Self funding nursing care, Self funding residential care 

mental-healthDementia is affecting an increasing number of people.

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.
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Self Funding Care News: Mental Health Concerns

February 3, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 0 Comments

mental-healthThere 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.

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