Tag Archives: long term care

Frustration as “care” gets kicked like a can down the road.

Social care is a problem that doesn’t go away, just because we ignore it. Thanks To Charles Tallack for this important thread. Overdue ūüßĶon social care charging reform. It’s been more than 2 weeks since the govt announced delay, but … Continue reading

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Who’ll pay for my long term care?

It seems the Government are intent on increasing national insurance by 1-1.25% to pay for the cost of long term care for those in the UK in later years. The cost of this to the average person is substantial Assuming … Continue reading

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Why planning for “care” is everyone’s business

Whether we are carers or ‘cared for’, we are likely to be involved in caring in the future. Of course the pandemic has highlighted the under-funding of residential care homes and the lack of support given to many home carers, … Continue reading

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Why we’ve failed to build a national care service

Sage seem to consider the major problem in care homes the impact it is having on the R number. At least that is how it is being reported. Sage member Professor John¬† Edmunds told the FT Covid-19 infections in hospitals … Continue reading

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Do we long-term care?

There‚Äôs an elderly care crisis in the UK. Action must be taken now, or the country‚Äôs ability to look after elderly people will collapse by 2029. Our report with @cebr_uk looks at why this has happened, and what we can … Continue reading

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The problems of old age didn’t “go away in May”.

Back in May, the Conservatives said they were going to do something about the problems Britain has with an ageing population and insufficient preparation for their extreme old age. Instead of introducing radical reform, as their manifesto promised, they backed … Continue reading

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My house is my health plan?

  It is the one life event we don’t want to talk about. Shakespeare could only talk of it through the fool; Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, … Continue reading

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“Look after yourselves” – tough plans for the ageing-affluent.

    Ditching Dilnot’s cap Ditching Andrew Dilnot’s proposed cap on the amount we pay for our long-term later life care is the biggest attack on wealth I can remember. Protecting personal assets at ¬£100,000 is scant comfort when the … Continue reading

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Actuaries! Talk with us – don’t argue with each other.

  There’s a¬†¬†silly letter in the FT this week which I print in full. ¬†Sir, Jo Cumbo‚Äôs report ‚ÄúMortality update bodes well for pension deficits‚ÄĚ (May 4) refers to an assertion by PwC that slowing mortality improvements could reduce UK … Continue reading

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With dementia in mind.

Why don’t we design financial¬†services for the elderly with dementia in mind? The needs and capabilities of those in their eighties and nineties can be quite different from those in their sixties and seventies. We would not treat a twenty … Continue reading

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