Elderly in 'free care' being hit by hidden fees: Thousands of families being charged 'top ups' that can exceed £100 a week



Thousands of families are having to pay expensive ‘top ups’ for their relatives’ care home stay – even though they were told they would be getting it free.
An investigation has found that a quarter of those told their care would be free are having to pay stealth charges that can run into thousands of pounds.
Age UK said its research had found that 48,400 older people in care homes are paying the charges, which can exceed £100 a week.
This is despite the fact they have already met the tough conditions for their costs to be paid entirely by their local council.
Caroline Abrahams, Age UK’s... read more

 
27 July 2017 in Health, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail
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