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People are concerned about the quality of care their elderly relatives receive, according to new research.
An analysis of a survey completed by 2,000 people has found that almost a quarter of participants (23%) rated homecare agencies as having sub-standard care, with care homes close behind at 15%.
The biggest concern for more than 84% of people choosing a care home was cost and quality of care or specialist care.
In contrast, the quality of care children receive was rated highly, despite being expensive, with 90% of those who wrote on the site about childcare leaving positive reviews.
But childcare providers were rated low for value for money and 8% of childcare reviews were negative specifically about the value of money.
Nearly three-quarters of people are concerned about the care their elderly relatives receive, with many thinking it is substandard, new research has shown.
A study of reviews left on feedback website the Good Care Guide showed that many people viewed elderly care as needing improvement, with nearly three quarters (71%) of negative reviews on the site directed towards care provided by homecare agencies and care homes.
The Good Care Guide, launched a year ago, works like TripAdvisor, allowing people the chance to find, rate and review care providers.
An analysis of more than 2,000 reviews - which grouped those with 0-3 stars as negative, and those with 4-5 as positive - revealed concerns for the care elderly people receive, with 71% of negative reviews directed towards homecare agencies and care homes.