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Care home fees: the scandal of secret mark-ups

Figures compiled for the Telegraph show those who pay for their own care are paying 13pc above the ‘real cost’. The widening gap between the actual cost of providing a place in a care home and the fees charged to those who pay for themselves is clear in figures published by the Telegraph today, which [...]

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Surge in numbers of elderly put in care homes after Christmas

Elderly people are far more likely to be put into a care home after Christmas, research finds. Care Home Funding Advocates reports on the Telegraphs news story today that elderly people are far more likely to be put into a care home after spending times with their families over Christmas, research has found. Data held [...]

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Care home fees: the scandal of secret mark-ups

Care Home Funding Advocates would like to raise awareness of an article recently published in the Telegraph; Figures compiled for the Telegraph show those who pay for their own care are paying 13pc above the ‘real cost’ The widening gap between the actual cost of providing a place in a care home and the fees [...]

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‘U-turn’ by ministers could mean thousands still lose their homes

New betrayal of middle classes over care home costs: ‘U-turn’ by ministers could mean thousands still lose their homes. Coalition had previously pledged no one would need to sell homes to meet care home costs while they were still alive Emerged there will be a cut-off for the ‘deferred payment’ scheme Will only apply as [...]

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NHS and care services patients told to fight for their rights

NHS and care services patients need to become more demanding and fight for their rights, a new watchdog body says. Care Home Funding Advocates can report that Healthwatch England, which heads up a network of 152 local patient bodies, urged the public to become “savvy consumers” rather than “grateful patients”. To help, the watchdog set [...]

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