Posts Categorized: Elder Care Issues

The Reality of Family Caring

There is a worrying lack of public awareness about the growing call on families to provide unpaid care, recent research has found. The survey, which was published by charity Carers UK to mark Carers Week 2014, says that there is an invisible army in the UK caring for increasing numbers of older, ill or disabled… Read more »

Commitment to Care

The Scottish Government has recently spoken about its commitment to strengthening the provision of care services in Scotland and the support that is available for carers. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, Health Secretary Alex Neil set out how the Government intends to identify what additional support may be needed for specialist intermediate care services, which… Read more »

Call for change to perception of later life

A recent survey by Age Scotland has found that 82% of the Scots surveyed would like society to change its view of later life and leave behind the negative stereotypes associated with growing older. The research found that 77% of Scottish adults are looking forward to living longer. Around 74% said diet was the most… Read more »

Lack of confidence in arranging elder care

Only 40% of the ‘sandwich generation’ (those aged 40-60 who look after both their children and their older relatives) feel confident making decisions about arranging care for their elderly relatives, according to new research by consumer organisation Which?. The research also found that 44% of respondents with elderly relatives are worried about this responsibility. With… Read more »

Improving the wellbeing of people in care homes

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new standards to help care homes tackle loneliness, depression and low self-esteem in older people. With the number of older people in the UK set to rise to 16 million over the next 20 years and more people living longer than ever before, NICE… Read more »