It is shocking to read that hundreds of thousands of older people in England are having to endure chronic pain, anxiety and unmet support needs owing to the worsening shortage of social care staff and care home beds. Age UK has said older people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart failure are increasingly struggling with living in their own homes because of a lack of help with everyday tasks such as getting out of bed, dressing and eating. An article in the Guardian from last month highlights this sad situation.
The full article can be read here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/feb/17/england-care-shortages-older-people-age-uk-report
At Burstalls we can assist older people (and their attorneys) in these situations and instruct specialist firms who can ensure the right care is sought and if this care could be partly or fully paid by the local authority or social benefits. Burstalls can also act on behalf of older people under a Lasting Power of Attorney or Court of Protection to ensure older people get the care they need and deserve.
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