BBC’s State of Care Theme (BBC News)

Summary

Following recent news items on the problems of sustainability for social care provision, and the related impact this funding crisis has on older people, the BBC has launched an online calculator indicating how much local care services might typically cost.

Outline estimates, based on information obtained under freedom of information, are provided for home care, residential care and nursing care; not ignoring consideration of the personal savings, investments and income – along with the value of your home – which are assessed in the process.

The articles following this theme indicate how the care system for people aged over-65 works in England, and help explain some of the problems involved.

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Holt, A. Triggle, N. [and] Walton, J. [et al] (2016). What’s the cost of care in your area? London: BBC Health News, September 13th 2016.

Possibly of interest, concerning the impact of declining social care standards on secondary care (in Liverpool):

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Holt, A. (2016). One hospital’s fight with care shortfall. London: BBC Health News, September 19th 2016.

More on the forlorn search for solutions:

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Triggle, N. (2016). Care: the problem no-one can fix. London: BBC Health News, September 15th 2016.

A review of some innovative alternatives:

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Care: the alternative options. London: BBC Health News, September 14th 2016.

Variations across the UK:

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How the care system works across the UK. London: BBC Health News, September 14th 2016.

Punitive Costs

A thought-provoking video case study:

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Cost of care: ‘You have to make cold-hearted calculations’. London: BBC Health News, January 29th 2015.

A further video case study:

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Cost of care: ‘Self-funders shouldn’t be subsidising the system’. London: BBC Health News, January 23rd 2015.

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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