Fewer elderly people receiving long-term care despite rising demand : Care Home Professional


The number of people receiving long term care has fallen for the last three years, according to figures published by NHS Digital.

new report shows the number of people aged 65 and over receiving long term care fell by 39,060 between 2015-16 and 2018-19. The research, which is based on data supplied by 152 councils, also revealed that requests for adult social support from local authorities rose by 3.8% between 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Gross current expenditure on adult social care by local authorities was £18.7bn in 2018-19, up by £807m on the previous year, a 4.5% increase. Long term support saw the biggest increase, of 4.8%, or £674m, to £14.6bn.

 

Source: Fewer elderly people receiving long-term care despite rising demand : Care Home Professional

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