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.
Exploring later life care options can feel overwhelming at first, but with a little bit of advance planning, you can feel more secure and informed.
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.
Which? welcomes new care home guidance issued by the Competition and Markets Authority. Find out how to navigate care home contracts and fees.
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