As per recent reports, it has been revealed that a charity has raised concerns regarding the increasing cuts subjected to home-based care for elderly. The charity has warned that these cuts are putting lives of these elderly people at risk.
British Red Cross charity has claimed that these cuts can ultimately end up in country paying huge billions, as these cuts have already put health services under an increased burden.
Its survey reports, which included reviews of GPs and members of public, suggest that elderly people are becoming lonelier; there is an increase in number of cases related to falls and accidents. Moreover, this sharp rise in the cases has pressurized NHS.
Statistical reports unveiled that nine out of ten GPs out of the total of 200 GPs complained that an increase in pressure on the health services is due to lack of support by social care homes.
Moreover, 80% of the 2,200 members of the public surveyed claimed that as a consequence the standard of care being deployed has lowered.
Sir Nick Young, charity’s Chief Executive, said: “We all know budgets are tight but cuts and under-investment to lower-level home-based care which jeopardize patients’ wellbeing and dignity must be challenged”.
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