Britain has one carer for every 100 pensioners… among the worst in the world

 

Britain has just one carer per 100 pensioners – a smaller proportion than anywhere else in the developed world, figures show.

According to an international survey, Ireland has three times as many carers per 100 pensioners. The U.S. has five times as many and Sweden has 12 times as many.

The figures, from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which represents industrialised nations, help explain the poor quality of care in many of our residential homes, as well as the appalling standards of home-help services, which last month were described as an affront to the human rights of the elderly.

Britain has one carer for every 100 pensioners… among the worst in the world | Mail Online

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