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Care of the elderly news : May 2011

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

  • Help wanted? providing and paying for long-term care long term careAs life expectancy pushes into the late 70s for men and well into the 80s for women, ever more people want help in order to be able to live their lives to the full for as long as possible.
  • Law Commission recommends radical overhaul of adult social care law The Law CommissionThe Law Commission is recommending the most far-reaching reforms of adult social care law seen for over 60 years.
  • Prospects for long lives multiple sclerosisThe International Longevity Centre has produced the first in a new series of bulletins on population longevity. As well as including projections for longevity the report also covers current research...
  • Public fears shifting goalposts in long-term care funding Research predicts overloading of care homes According to research from the Commission on Funding of Care and Support, the public wants a clear message from the government on how much they will have to pay for care in their old age.
  • Spouses more likely to develop dementia? Alzheimer's Research UKCouples in which one person is suffering from dementia might want to consider looking into the care options available to them. Recent research has found that spouses who care for a loved one with...
  • Research predicts overloading of care homes Research predicts overloading of care homes State care homes for the elderly could become overloaded in the years to come. Research from a team at Newcastle University found that, in spite of the low percentage of elderly people in need of...
  • Elderly people advised to avoid clutter older people who may be at an increased risk of bone fractures from fallingAvoiding clutter is one way to reduce the risk of falling in the home, older people have been advised. Vicky Johnston, specialist physiotherapist for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, noted...
  • Government to overhaul consumer insurance law Houses of Parliament, Big BenThe government has introduced the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill, which aims to radically change the relationship between consumers and insurance providers.
  • Financial Ombudsman Service has never been so vital Which? logoAs the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) publishes its annual review, Which?'s Richard Lloyd says, "There is clearly a serious problem with complaints-handling in the financial services industry.

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