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Divorce/death of the extended family leaves pensioners alone - Carers UK Forum

Divorce/death of the extended family leaves pensioners alone

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Divorce, family breakdown and the growing trend of people moving to find work has led to a generation of abandoned pensioners left alone with no-one to care for them, an influential think tank warns today.
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Interesting, but hardly new. This made me think though, I thought that residential care had increased but apparently not so - I suspect that most of the homes that have closed are the old "retirement homes", not the heavy end nursing homes:
The report discloses that since the introduction of means testing in the early 1990s, the number of elderly people receiving residential care has halved, leading to increased pressures on unpaid relatives and friends to provide support.