On 1 April new arrangements came into force for arranging and funding residential care for elderly people in Britain.
From now on those who seem to need full time care will be assessed first by care managers employed by local authority social services departments.
This may lead to admission to an old people's home or a nursing home.
Local authorities have been told to consult both users and carers about such decisions.
But what about relatives who have not actually been giving care directly?
The Relatives Association was set up last year as a voluntary organisation for the relatives and friends of older people living in residential homes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Etablissement troisième âge, Parent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Homes for the aged, Parent
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0424691
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.