Care of Elderly News

Simpson Millar's expert solicitors give their opinions and discuss current news issues related to the care of the elderly, including care home costs, the issue of substandard care for vulnerable patients, and the protection of elderly rights.
'Post Code Lottery' Continues To Impact Availability Of NHS Funding

Time icon 2 May 2018 | Person icon James Urquhart-Burton

Throughout England the elderly are facing unreasonably high care fees due to the 'postcode lottery' which seems to dictate who receives NHS care funding.

Council Wrongfully Charges Family While Selling House To Pay For Care

Time icon 6 April 2018 | Person icon James Urquhart-Burton

A family were wrongfully charged while trying to sell their mother's home in order to pay for her care home.

Alarming Amount of Care Homes Rated "Inadequate"

Time icon 23 March 2018 | Person icon James Urquhart-Burton

A study from Independent Age utilising CQC figures revealed that an alarming amount of England care homes are rated as "Inadequate".

Important Judgment Following A Complex Court of Protection Case

Time icon 8 March 2018 | Person icon Zena Soormally

The case was known as AB v HT v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham v M v MS [2018] EWCOP 2 has had its judgement handed down, here's the story:

Government Responds On Sustainability Of The NHS And Adult Care

Time icon 26 February 2018 | Person icon Zena Soormally

The Government recently released a report on the sustainability of the NHS and adult social care.

Keeping Your Home Warm This Winter

Time icon 12 December 2017 | Person icon James Urquhart-Burton

The elderly are at an increased health risk during the colder seasons. It is important to make sure your home or care home is suitably equipped for winter this year.

Shedding Light On The Dementia Tax

Time icon 22 November 2017 | Person icon James Urquhart-Burton

Channel 4's Dispatches on Dementia Tax covered some key issues with Continuing Healthcare Funding. We've compiled a breakdown of the rest of the report.

What Rights Do Unpaid Carers Have In The UK?

Time icon 21 November 2017 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

What rights do Unpaid Carers in the UK have with relation to support, finances and work? Read our guide to unpaid carer's rights.

Managing Wills And Assets With Alzheimer's

Time icon 19 September 2017 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

Managing Alzheimer's can be difficult, and in the later stages making Will arrangements can be stressful. Find out everything you need to know.

NHS Medical Assessor Ignores Medical Opinions – According To Workers

Time icon 19 September 2017 | Person icon George Johnston

Commissioning bodies might be ignoring professional medical opinion when assessing NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding eligibility

Alzheimer's Disease – What You Need to Know

Time icon 1 September 2017 | Person icon James Urquhart-Burton

Alzheimer's can be devastating, so it's vital to understand how to deal with such a stressful disorder, personally and legally.

Former Pensions Minister Warns Of Care Crisis

Time icon 30 November 2016 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

After a former pensions minister warns that Britain is heading into a care crisis, a medical negligence solicitor asks what can be done to help the nation

Are Bupa Care Homes Putting The Most Vulnerable At Risk?

Time icon 11 November 2016 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

Simpson Millars Care Homes solicitor explores allegations of unsafe conditions in Bupas care homes.

Deadline for Welsh NHS Continuing Healthcare Claims Approaches

Time icon 19 October 2016 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

Received NHS Continuing Healthcare in Wales between 1st October 2014 and 30th October 2015? You may be entitled to a reimbursement. Find out more here.

Battling Dementia With Lewy Bodies

Time icon 31 August 2016 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

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

Chronic Delays in NHS Continuing Healthcare Claims Continue

Time icon 4 July 2016 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

Over 4 years have passed since Sir David Nicholson announced deadlines for assessments of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare were being introduced.

A Guide To NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding

Time icon 28 June 2016 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

Long-term illness and continuing care are two sensitive issues that can affect families across the UK.

Challenging the Stereotypes of Solicitors

Time icon 28 June 2016 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

After the loss of her father, Jennifer Turnbull, Solicitor at Simpson Millar – realised that it was okay to admit vulnerability. Jennifer shares her story.

Budget for Guardian Angel in Old Age says Lawyer

Time icon 27 January 2016 | Person icon James Skinner

Top worries for Britons as they age: losing eyesight, memory and mobility - Relatives skimp on care in absence of clear instructions



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