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.
Managing Wills And Assets With Alzheimer's

Time icon 19 September 2017 | Person icon Erika Sinclair

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 Daxa Patel

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

Care Home and Third Party Top Up Fees Often Charged Incorrectly

Time icon 12 October 2015 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

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?

Care Costs Capped – Dont Stand for Substandard Care

Time icon 11 August 2015 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

The hopes for reducing care costs have been dampened after the government announced that the proposed cap on costs would be delayed until 2020.

The Election 2015: What Lies Ahead for the Elderly After May 7th?

Time icon 6 May 2015 | Person icon James Skinner

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.

New Care Act will see Thousands of Elderly People Lose Out on Funding

Time icon 7 July 2014 | Person icon James Skinner

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.

The Care Bill 2014 – Is it a Step in the Right Direction?

Time icon 23 June 2014 | Person icon James Skinner

For years, the care legislation in this country has made it difficult for people to understand when they should be paying for their care.

Care homes worse than prisons?

Time icon 10 February 2014 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

With the Care Bill still being debated, the outlook for residential care is still to be decided.

600 claims still await care homes fee recovery In North Yorkshire alone

Time icon 4 February 2014 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

The NHS has apologised over major delays processing claims seeking to recover care home fees that should have been met by the NHS.

Put the tea in dignity

Time icon 3 February 2014 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

It was 'Dignity in Care' day on Saturday 1st February, part of a worldwide action day.



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