Friday 19 January 2018

Homes of our elderly not just housing stock

The need for 24-hour care for elderly people with physical health problems as their bodies slow down means a nursing home is often the only choice. Stock picture
The need for 24-hour care for elderly people with physical health problems as their bodies slow down means a nursing home is often the only choice. Stock picture
Editorial

Editorial

When does 'home' for an elderly person in care cease to actually be their home?

Any family member caring for an elderly relative with dementia in a nursing home will no doubt have heard the heartbreaking plea: 'I want to go home'.

The need for 24-hour care for elderly people with physical health problems as their bodies slow down means a nursing home is often the only choice.

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