The Guardian: UK needs 71,000 more care home places in eight years, study predicts. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw26Sk9Dk
An extra 71,000 care home spaces are needed in the next eight years to cope with Britain’s soaring demand as people living longer face more health problems, a study has found.
New research predicts there will be an additional 353,000 older people with complex needs by 2025, requiring tens of thousands more beds.
The findings from a team of academics at Newcastle University, published in the Lancet medical journal, revealed that many people over the age of 65 are now living longer but with substantial care needs.