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Concern over elderly care

Nearly three-quarters of people are concerned about the care their elderly relatives receive, with many thinking it is substandard, new research has shown.

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Research reveals worry over standard of care for elderly

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.

Read: Concern over care for elderly relatives raised in survey

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