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A Good News Story About Care Homes

26 Feb 2013 at 22:16

We talked about care homes on my programme tonight, Figures from the Alzheimers Society show that 80% of people in care homes are suffering from dementia. That really is a quite incredible statistic. Many people are scared of going into a care home and in some ways you can understand why. We are fed a diet of stories in our newspapers about lack of care, lack of cleanliness, bullying and total neglect. Never do we hear of all those who actually have good experiences of care homes. Well we put that right tonight on the show and we have loads of calls from people whose parents or grandparents had had excellent experiences. There are some very good care homes out there and Carers UK have some excellent advice on how to tell the good from the bad.

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