We have recently read a study carried out by the London School of Economics and Political Science. The study looked at dementia and how the study predicts that people being diagnosed with dementia is going to increase if not double by the year 2040.
This means people with dementia will rise to a whopping 1.6 million people by 2040. With dementia patients on the rise that also means costs of care are going to rise, it is predicted that dementia care costs alone will rise to an eye watering £45.5bn, that is a considerable rise considering right now the dementia care bill which includes costs from the NHS is currently £15.7bn.
This study was commissioned by Jeremy Hughes chief executive of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Jeremy goes on to say:
“Dementia is an awful condition that can be very hard for families. It is not right that people who suffer with dementia have to fight to cover the costs of care as well as battling the disease.”
“Families are finding it hard to cope, they have to work extra hours to pay for care for loved ones who suffer with dementia, it is also unfair for people having to sell their homes in order to pay for dementia care. Families and loved ones affected by dementia are already pushed to the limit, and as costs are predicted to rise how will families cope in the future?”
“The cost of dementia care should not be laid at the feet of one individual, but should be spread out between us all, just like schools, the NHS and other public sector services.”
ProCare Nursing are here to help now and in the future
We are a health and social care agency with huge experience. ProCare Nursing have been delivering quality care in our local communities to people with dementia for over 20 years.
We have award winning care workers that focus on delivering care for those with dementia. Take for instance Sara Wells. Sara is one of our senior care support workers and in 2017 she walked away with a top award at the Wales Care Awards.
Sara won the “Excellence in Dementia Care Award”, here is Sara pictured furthest right with her award and certificate.
We have carers who have been working in the care sector for many years such as Sara, we know how to deliver quality dementia care and ensure that this care is carried out so that the service user can live the best quality of life possible.
If you require dementia care for a loved one or need any advice we are here to help. Call us to enquire about our cost affective care packages, we promise your loved ones are in safe hands being care for by carers who have years of experience caring for vulnerable people.
Tel: 029 2025 0611