Friday, 25 April 2014

The generation strain: collective solutions to care in an ageing society

The generation strain: collective solutions to care in an ageing society The number of older people in need of care is expected to outstrip the number of family members able to provide informal care for the first time in 2017, according to a report by IPPR. It shows that the average annual cost for an older person who pays for a typical package of care has increased to £7,900 a year, an average £25,000 for home care and an average £36,000 for a nursing home.By 2030, an estimated 230,000 older people in England who need care of more than twenty hours a week could be left without family to help, according to IPPR. The report says that the number of people aged 65 and over without children to care for them will almost double before the end of the next decade and that by 2030, there will be more than 2 million people in England without a child to care for them if needed. Institute for Public Policy Research

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