Extra 71000 care home places needed by 2025, Lancet study suggests – Alzheimer’s Society comments

As life expectancy increases, so too have the number of years that older adults spend with substantial care needs, suggests a study published today in The Lancet.

Life expectancy is now reaching an average of 3.0 years for women and 2.4 years for men aged over 65 according to a new analysis of care needs in 2011 compared to 1991.

While care is increasingly provided in the

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