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Paying for care: how can you make your savings last longer?

Paying for care: how can you make your savings last longer?

Our calculations show that many people could run out of money before government reforms to social care take effect

Are care home ratings the full picture?

Are care home ratings the full picture?

Care home inspection reports and ratings can tell you useful information about how a potential care home shapes up. But Which? research* shows that nearly half of care homes in England haven’t been inspected in over two years

When can I visit my loved one in a care home?

When can I visit my loved one in a care home?

Visiting in care homes has been severely restricted during the pandemic. Now the Government says every resident will be allowed one regular indoor visitor from 8 March

The average price of a care home rises to £35,000 a year – and many will pay even more

The average price of a care home rises to £35,000 a year – and many will pay even more

In 2019-2020, the average cost of a residential care home for an older person in the UK increased to £672 a week. Or, put another way, the average cost hit £34,944 a year.

What the roadmap out of lockdown means for older people

What the roadmap out of lockdown means for older people

Nearly a whole year on from the start of the first-ever national lockdown, we look at how things have changed for older people and how soon they might be able to enjoy a return to something like normality.

What the COVID-19 vaccine means for care home residents and their families

What the COVID-19 vaccine means for care home residents and their families

The success of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in care homes has sparked hopes that families can be safely reunited in the near future. But what will change now the majority of elderly residents have had the first dose of the jab?

Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home provider forced to refund residents £1 million in unfair fees

Care home residents who receive free care on the NHS were wrongly charged over £300 per week by Care UK. The residents at Care UK’s ‘premium’ care homes were told...

Six things older people with care needs should expect when they leave hospital

Six things older people with care needs should expect when they leave hospital

If you need to go to hospital, it's important there's a plan in place for what happens when you're discharged. We explore what older people need to know about leaving hospital if they have further care needs.

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.

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.

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