Information & downloads concerning caring for the elderly. Either browse using the A-Z listing, or enter keywords to locate specific items. Alternatively you can browse for information by subject matter, or by publisher.

NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care (Factsheet 20)

This factsheet explains what NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC) is, the process for deciding whether you are eligible to receive it and what to do if you are unhappy with the decision reached. It also explains NHS-funded nursing care – the NHS’s financia

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Community Care : your legal rights

Information for people who are finding it difficult to manage daily living due to care needs. It explains the rights to care, and covers care at home. Moving to a care home or nursing home, and what to do if there is a problem getting the care that is nee

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Impact of low fees for care homes in the UK

Results of a postal survey carried out in January and February 2004 by Jane Ball, and commissioned by the RCN. The survey was addressed to nurses who at that time were working in a care home setting, and it primarily sought responses on residents funding

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Getting care services at home

This factsheet explains what to look for when you’re choosing home care, what to expect from it and how to complain if you’re not satisfied with the service you receive.

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Finding, choosing and funding a care home (FS 29)

In this factsheet we consider a number of issues related to finding suitable care home accommodation including types of homes, how to identify the right home for you and funding of care home placements. Details are provided of other Age UK factsheets

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