Prestige Nursing + Care: Comment on Ready for Ageing?

Jonathan Bruce, managing director of Prestige Nursing+Care comments on Ready for Ageing? – Select Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change

“Today’s report rightly argues the home should be the hub of care and support. Not only does homecare allow older people to be cared for in a familiar environment, it is also much more cost efficient than providing care in hospitals or residential care homes. The vast majority of the annual NHS budget of £108.9bn is spent on older people, but the investment needed to cover the cost of reforming the social care system is just £2bn, which would take a huge amount off strain off the NHS and create huge savings. This kind of investment, and shift in the NHS would create a virtuous circle whereby the savings made to NHS spending could then be reinvested into the social care budget, ultimately at lower cost to the taxpayer.”

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