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Care of the elderly news : September 2008

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

  • One in four of us will need long-term care Help the aged - logoHelp the Aged point out that people do not like to think they will need long-term care. But once you reach the age of 65, there is a one in four chance that is exactly what you will need. It can...
  • Survey published as new FirstStop advice service is launched elderly couple long term careAs the Government works on plans to reform the social care system, a new survey reveals that two thirds of adults over 35 are concerned about the future cost of care and accommodation facing them or...
  • More use equity release to fund long term care Retirement Plus logoA third of equity release customers are accessing capital for long term care. Research by equity release product provider Retirement Plus highlights the growing concerns people have about funding...
  • Saga comments on the launch of FirstStop Care Advice Saga logo"Saga welcomes the healthy competition provided by FirstStop. To support those struggling to deal with the complexities of the UK care system Saga created its own specialist independent care funding...
  • Equity release must be last resort Which? logoEquity release has grown in popularity over recent years becoming a more mainstream retirement solution – as rises in property values saw many pensioners sitting on large amounts of property cash.