As a result of significant increases in life expectancy, an additional 71,000 care home places will be needed for older adults spend with substantial care needs, according to a study published in The Lancet.
On average older men now spend 2.4 years and women 3 years with substantial care needs, and most will live in the community. The findings were published in The Lancet from a study conducted by academics at Newcastle University. The majority of men's extra years of life were spent independent (36%) or with low dependency (36%) whereas for women the majority were spent with low dependency (58%), and only 4.8% were independent. The study reiterated that if these dependency and care home...
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