Posts Tagged: Solicitors For The Elderly Strathaven

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 »

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 »

Selling your home to pay for care

The Alzheimer’s Society has responded to recent research released by NFU Mutual, which found that around three quarters of people who go into residential care might have to sell their home to pay for care. The research also found that half of councils have been forced to cut spending on residential care in the last… Read more »