PENSIONER PANICExtra 189,000 care home places will be needed by 2035 to cope with the ageing population, study warns : Sun.

Research found that increased life expectancy is the reason our care system could go into chaos.

An extra 189,000 care home places will be needed by 2035 to cope with the ageing population, a study warns.

Increased life expectancy and more years in ill health will add to England’s care crisis.

 Newcastle University researchers estimate an additional 353,000 people will need substantial care by 2025 compared with 220,711 in 2015 if rates stay constant

Newcastle University researchers estimate an additional 353,000 people will need substantial care by 2025 compared with 220,711 in 2015 if rates stay constant

The time pensioners spent living with “substantial” care needs doubled to 2.4 years for men and three years for women between 1991 and 2011.

Newcastle University researchers estimate an additional 353,000 people will need substantial care by 2025 compared with 220,711 in 2015 if rates stay constant.

Relatives will care for most but 71,215 will need care home places by 2025 and 189,043 by 2035.

Study leader Professor Carol Jagger said it highlights the need to invest in carers and exercise programmes to keep people mobile for longer.

 Professor Carol Jagger believes to solve this issue means we must invest money in carers

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Professor Carol Jagger believes to solve this issue means we must invest money in carers

Link : Sun.

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1 Comment

  1. Well, I hope I never end up in one. Paying hundreds of pounds a week to be starved, neglected and slapped around…not bloody likely!

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