So much for peace of mind and tranquillity in one’s twilight years.
A major new study, commissioned by 75 organisations (including the British Red Cross), shows that one person in four is worried about receiving proper care in their old age.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out why. News bulletins show elder abuse in care homes, bed-blocking, MRSA, over-stretched A&E departments – all against a backdrop of government cuts. More