How will you pay for mum?

Special investigation into the reality of the cost of care in the UK.
There are currently twenty-one million over 50's in the UK.

By Amber Phillips

64% of people living in care homes have a form of dementia

Alzheimer’s society

By 2031 the average care home fees will rise to over £1,000 per week

Saga

I went along to a tea dance in Bournemouth, and spoke to some people that are soon to be facing the reality that they may need to go into a care home. They had quite a lot to say. 

Please comment. 

Find out more on this subject here: http://buzz.bournemouth.ac.uk/

Music copyrighted to Bonobo and Doris Day.

Is the cost of care justified? On average, for a residential care home you will be spending £24,500 a year, whilst for a nursing home it’s £34,500*. Contrast those figures with the recently published Land Registry report on property prices- the average house is £161,183*. So how long could we afford to stay in the home of our choice? 
Photo by Ellie Kynaston
*According to Nationwide
*Average cost of care according to best-care-home.com

Is the cost of care justified? On average, for a residential care home you will be spending £24,500 a year, whilst for a nursing home it’s £34,500*. Contrast those figures with the recently published Land Registry report on property prices- the average house is £161,183*. So how long could we afford to stay in the home of our choice? 

Photo by Ellie Kynaston

*According to Nationwide

*Average cost of care according to best-care-home.com

There are more than 24,000 care homes in the UK and only 13% have been awarded an ‘Excellent’ 3 star rating.

—best-care-home