Health and social care for the elderly are important parts of the UK's
welfare policy. Of 70 million inhabitants, 20 per cent have
passed the standard retirement age of 65. This number is projected to
rise to 23 per cent by 2040, partly because of the large number of British born in the 1940s.
Elderly care today is more advanced and complicated than in the past. Much of the care and treatment once provided in hospitals is now provided in the home, which makes it essential to have efficient, multi-professional teams capable of working with elderly people and their families.
More municipalities are choosing to privatise parts of their elderly care, letting private care providers run their operations. In 2013, private care provided services for 24 per cent of all elderly people getting home help. All recipients can choose whether they want their home help or special housing to be provided by public or private operators.
Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
Nursing has a proud history of service to the public, and the public expects competent nurses to provide safe and ethical nursing care.
Care and support, also known as social care services or adult social care, is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with illness, disability or frailty. Social care services can take many forms - it can include help while you live at home, out and about in the community, or in a new place of residence such as a care home.
If you do not feel confident or able to make decisions about being a care supporter, please contact us.