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What are the alternatives to a care home?

What are the alternatives to a care home?

Care homes have been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis. Other forms of care may carry less risk of infection, but they all have pros and cons. We take a look at the options.

Coronavirus: what you need to know if a relative is in a care home

Coronavirus: what you need to know if a relative is in a care home

With cases of coronavirus being recorded at thousands of care homes, what measures are being taken to protect residents, staff and other people receiving later life care?

The rising cost of a care home

The rising cost of a care home

The average cost of a care home in the UK increased to £33,852 a year in 2018-19. This was the largest annual hike in 10 years.

Been refused care? Appealing could be harder than you think…

Been refused care? Appealing could be harder than you think…

People who don't agree with the council's decision about their care are likely to be faced with a long-winded complaints process.

People underestimating annual care home costs by £17,000

People underestimating annual care home costs by £17,000

Londoners are in for the biggest shock having underestimated the cost of a nursing home by £33,748 per year - that's more than the average UK salary.

Millions don’t raise their concerns over care – here’s why you should

Millions don’t raise their concerns over care – here’s why you should

Millions don't voice their concerns about the healthcare they receive - we explore why it's important to do this, and how.

Update: Crackdown on unfair care home practices

Update: Crackdown on unfair care home practices

Which? welcomes new care home guidance issued by the Competition and Markets Authority. Find out how to navigate care home contracts and fees.

Why is it so hard to talk about care?

Why is it so hard to talk about care?

Many people find it difficult to talk to loved ones about care needs. Discover our guidance on navigating these tricky conversations.

Millions underestimating the true cost of care

Millions underestimating the true cost of care

Which? research reveals that millions of people are underestimating the true cost of care-home fees. Read how much people estimate care homes cost.

The government pledges to tackle unfair care home practices

The government pledges to tackle unfair care home practices

The government has finally responded to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) care home market study, accepting that consumers needed better protection from ‘unfair practices’ by care homes. It has promised...

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