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Care of the elderly news : June 2009

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private care of the elderly in the UK.

  • A one time fee for long term care? elderly patient long term careUnproven reports are circulating that suggest that elderly Britons may be forced to pay a £12,000 'inheritance levy' to help fund old age care. The Department of Health will soon release a green...
  • 1 in 4 nursing home residents carrying MRSA, study finds Elderly lady in care homeAs many as one in four older people living in private nursing homes across Northern Ireland are carrying the MRSA bug, a new study has warned. Research carried out by staff at Queen's University in...
  • Care of the elderly could benefit from ageing test Elderly lady in care homeCare of the elderly has been boosted by the discovery that a protein previously linked to possible cancer prevention, could also be used to determine molecular age. Scientists at the University of...