Long Term Care

Long Term Care

Most people are aware that paying for long term care can be a problem but it is not usually appreciated until the time… ….that care is needed by them or a close relative. The demographics of the UK population show a growing trend for the elderly needing some form of long term care. The Government estimated that, in 1995, over 20% of those aged over 70 were in need of long term care assistance (The Royal Commission on Long Term Care – March 1999). What is long term care? Long term care is the generic name given to the provision of accommodation, medical support and care for the well being of individuals, including the elderly, who are not able to look after themselves. As people get older they start to find that some of the simple tasks such as moving about the house, wa... »