Overcoming the challenges in elderly care provision

The UK has and is still facing a 'care choice gap' in the way we care for our older generation.

The Care Choice Gap is a report commissioned by Consultus. It features research and findings regarding the state of care of the elderly and vulnerable. In conclusion, it calls on individuals, commissioners and the government to avoid a care crisis by taking greater responsibility for elderly care funding.


It recommends:

Awareness
People should know more about the choices available, including the option of 24/7 live-in care in their own homes on a one-to-one basis.

Planning
Individuals and families need to take responsibility for their own long-term care, as the state's limited resources are already stretched. The earlier people explore the financial options available, the more likely they are to achieve their ideal care choice.

Commissioning
NHS commissioners need to think about the individuals they are providing care for and how best to meet their needs and wishes.

The Care Choice Gap  and our Care Choice Gap infographic is free to download.