Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013
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Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013
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Midlands specialist care provider acquires Educare Adolescent Services | Care Industry News

Midlands specialist care provider acquires Educare Adolescent Services | Care Industry News | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
Educare delivers high-quality care and education for children aged between 11 and 18 in attractive, homely residences located near to their family’s origin
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Uneven dementia care 'disgraceful'

Uneven dementia care 'disgraceful' | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
There is a "disgraceful" variation in the number of people being diagnosed with dementia across the UK, according to the Alzheimer's Society.
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Now is time to act on elderly care challenges

Now is time to act on elderly care challenges | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams looks at how Wales will care for its ageing population
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Use your pension to insure against long-term care costs, say ministers

Use your pension to insure against long-term care costs, say ministers | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
Pensions minister Steve Webb promotes insurance 'assistance', in face of expected outcry over higher cap before state pays out
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'£907m funding gap' for adult social care in London by 2018

'£907m funding gap' for adult social care in London by 2018 | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
Even with efficiency savings, councils will not close the funding gap, according to new report
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Can coconut oil ease Alzheimer's? Families who've given it to loved ones swear by it

Can coconut oil ease Alzheimer's? Families who've given it to loved ones swear by it | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
The idea that a common vegetable oil — made from coconut meat and which you can buy in supermarkets — could make a difference seems ludicrous.
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New dementia training DVD launched for homecare workers - Alzheimer's Society

New dementia training DVD launched for homecare workers - Alzheimer's Society | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's Society News - New dementia training DVD launched for homecare workers - Alzheimer’s Society has today (Monday 14 January) launched a training resource to help homecare workers provide excellent person centred support for people with...
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'Tax' on self-funders keeping care homes afloat amid council cuts - 1/15/2013 - Community Care

'Tax' on self-funders keeping care homes afloat amid council cuts - 1/15/2013 - Community Care | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
Record numbers of people funding their own residential care, finds Laing and Buisson's annual market survey.
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Social care: The £75,000 question

Social care: The £75,000 question | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
It seems likely ministers will announce elderly care costs should be capped at £75,000 in the coming weeks, but is that enough to solve the social care crisis?
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People with dementia receive inadequate care | Care Industry News

People with dementia receive inadequate care | Care Industry News | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
Despite the rhetoric on the need to reform the rules on charging for social care we have yet again been left without any detail of how this will be done.
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Firmer future for Scie as it wins contract to produce care guidance - 1/8/2013 - Community Care

Firmer future for Scie as it wins contract to produce care guidance - 1/8/2013 - Community Care | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
Social Care Institute for Excellence and partners awarded £1.8m-a-year contract to produce care quality guidance as it prepares to lose core government funding.
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Care home bills for the elderly to be more than doubled to £75,000 before they qualify for help from Government

Care home bills for the elderly to be more than doubled to £75,000 before they qualify for help from Government | Helping Hands Market Intelligence Report 18th January 2013 | Scoop.it
The lifetime cap is more than double the £35,000 limit recommended by economist Andrew Dilmot in 2011. It comes amid a scandal of pensioners selling their homes to fund long-term care.
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