The state is unable to fund the future of social and dependency care with a projected 30% increase in demand in the next two decades. Although elderly people are living longer, they have to die of something, and before they do multiple pathologies and morbidities arise.
Despite government consultations, official commissions, green and white papers and an act of parliament, England’s system of means-tested care funding is broadly unchanged, Age UK says
Age UK said an entire generation of elderly people had “lost out” after various proposed care reforms had been left to “gather dust”.
The comments came after a new report compared social care systems across the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Japan….
If you are organised and wish not to have your life prolonged unnecessarily, it seems that whether you tell your GP or the Local DGH its not enough. You also have to inform the ambulance service so that the paramedics don’t act outside your permission. Jennifer Cockerell “Charity urges ambulance trusts ensure end of life care plans are met
Extending the retirement age will reduce the ‘informal and unpaid carer pool’ who have traditionally provided for older family members and heap pressure on social care, experts warn