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31 August 2016 |
Simpson Millars Care Homes expert explores the symptoms and impact of Dementia with Lewy Bodies, including why we need to raise awareness of the disease
4 July 2016 |
Over 4 years have passed since Sir David Nicholson announced deadlines for assessments of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare were being introduced.
28 June 2016 |
Long-term illness and continuing care are two sensitive issues that can affect families across the UK.
After the loss of her father, Jennifer Turnbull, Solicitor at Simpson Millar – realised that it was okay to admit vulnerability. Jennifer shares her story.
27 January 2016 |
Top worries for Britons as they age: losing eyesight, memory and mobility - Relatives skimp on care in absence of clear instructions
12 October 2015 |
Been asked to pay third party top up fees because a care home is too expensive and the Local Authority won’t meet the cost of care for an elderly relative?
11 August 2015 |
The hopes for reducing care costs have been dampened after the government announced that the proposed cap on costs would be delayed until 2020.
6 May 2015 |
What Lies Ahead for the Elderly After May 7. A recent YouGov poll revealed a staggering 93% of voters over 55 intended to vote in the upcoming election.
7 July 2014 |
The Care Act 2014 looks set to leave the majority of older people to shell out privately for care that should be provided by local authorities.
23 June 2014 |
For years, the care legislation in this country has made it difficult for people to understand when they should be paying for their care.
10 February 2014 |
With the Care Bill still being debated, the outlook for residential care is still to be decided.
4 February 2014 |
The NHS has apologised over major delays processing claims seeking to recover care home fees that should have been met by the NHS.
3 February 2014 |
It was 'Dignity in Care' day on Saturday 1st February, part of a worldwide action day.
4 September 2013 |
Failings by the NHS could lead to the wastage of millions in tax payer’s money following claim assessment delays related to incorrectly charged care fees
26 June 2013 |
Lengthy process of filtering through approximately 60,000 applications begins as thousands try to reclaim NHS Continuing Healthcare costs dating back years
30 May 2013 |
New initiative to canvass older care home residents about the quality of their care has been welcomed by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate
14 February 2013 |
40,000 people each year forced to sell their homes to fund "unlimited" costs of care, the Department of Health has commended...
8 February 2013 |
The Department of Health have announced a final deadline for anyone wishing to make an application for fully funded NHS Continuing Care
21 January 2013 |
It may be somewhat reassuring to note that the Government recognises the need to limit exposure of excessive care costs to the elderly