A few years ago, there was a drive to get as many old people out of their homes and into care homes. Subjecting them to their homes being sold and the fees coming out of the capital.
That, in one respect is quite acceptable.
My thoughts are that the whole thought process behind this was, to release more houses on the market for an ever increasing demand for properties, and the money tied up was back in circulation. Well, it's come back to bite them in the bum. Now they are hoping to have more care for the poor old dears within their home. Why didn't they leave things alone ?
I still cannot understand how it cost £500/£600 per week for these places and more, depending on ones assets. Surely for those who do pay, the cost per head is exactly the same for the care received, not calculated on each persons financial position.
For that cost, I'm sure it would be comparative cost to live in a hotel. At least they could have some intelligent company, use computers, and get pissed every night !
Salmon, that is exactly the problem. We expect to leave something for our family but as certain political entities believe that all people should be equal and inheritance is a dirty word.
Just thinking about a friend who has recently had to place her mum in a home. She is 99yrs of age, can't see, can't hear and her greatest pleasure is sucking sweets. The home have banned the sweets, because she may get diabetes !!!!!