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Shared Care, For Frail Elderly.

Comment 16th July 2010

The government should organize care homes, in which relatives could actively contribute to their elderly relations and other the other residents care.  This could be achieved by allowing the relatives carry out  Non Medical tasks. Such as cleaning, food preparation, laundry, shopping, transport, odd jobs, gardening, reception etc etc. their contribution could then be used to reduce the high cost of their relatives care. It would also ensure that the residents were cared for properly. The government would only be responsible for the Nursing care, if this suggestion was set up properly. 

                                                                                                      

Why does this matter?

Care for the elderly is too expensive for most ordinary families and if the elderly have been frugal this is rewarded by the government taking their savings/ investments. This way, hopefully, the relatives helping to care for them would be able inherit a little more and the government wouldn't have such a huge burden.


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