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Care of the elderly news : November 2009

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

  • Prudential is to pull out of the equity release sector Prudential logoPrudential will stop writing new lifetime mortgage business early next year. Prudential follows a lengthening list of equity release providers to pull out of the market - Northern Rock, Saffron...
  • Personal Care at Home Bill Age concern logoIn the list of proposals that will be in the final parliamentary session before the next election, expected in May 2010, is a bill on personal care.
  • Gordon Brown's care plan criticised long term careTwo former members of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care have spoken out over Gordon Brown's plan to provide free domiciliary care to those with the highest needs.
  • New alliance criticises government's long term care proposals Care of the eldelryBritain's biggest pensioner organisation, a leading trade union representing care workers and a major charity tackling elder abuse, have joined forces to respond to the government's green paper...
  • Scotland may scrap universal free long term care Care of the eldelryScottish authorities may be forced to scrap universal free elderly health care due to spiraling costs. A recent report by Scottish Parliament found that free elderly health care had risen to £358m a...
  • Priory Group care home celebrates new dementia unit Priory Group - logo - white backgroundThe new dementia unit at Bentley Court Care Home in Wednesfield - part of the Priory Group - has been opened by Slade guitarist Dave Hill. The music man dropped by recently to open the new...
  • Bupa receives award for care home safety training BUPA Care Homes logoPrivate healthcare company Bupa Care Homes has been recognised at the Welsh Care Awards for its impressive safety training. The company developed a comprehensive DVD which provides up-to-date...
  • New Consumer Education Agency FSA - Financial Services AuthorityRegulator, the Financial Services Authority, will lose its key consumer education role. A new agency will be given the job of providing independent financial advice to anyone who wants it.
  • Bupa supports reduction in anti-psychotic drug use Bupa logoPrivate healthcare provider Bupa has confirmed its support for the government's proposed reduction in the prescription of anti-psychotic drugs to people with dementia in care homes.