The Last City-Run Care Homes
On a party political level, you can interpret it all sorts of ways… the Labour run Council implementing Tory cuts,
The fact remains that care homes are closing for financial reasons and everyone must share misgivings about where this is all leading to.
It is said that care will increasingly be delivered “in the community” in future.
I am not against a general trend towards enabling people to stay in their homes for longer.
However, I do a have a fear that people won’t be cared for to an acceptable standard and indeed, I worry a lot about an over reliance on other family members providing the necessary care.
I would feel more reassured if this was a phased, planned, approach rather than a forced, sudden retreat brought about by budget balancing demands.
The concerns are greater because a lot of privately run care providers are also struggling to continue.
It is surely a test of how civilised our society really is, how well we care for our older, vulnerable, people?
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