Care homes have long been neglected – the pandemic has shown us how bad things are

A topic of The Conversation Care homes have long been neglected, partly due to widespread privatisation and low levels of funding for social care. We should all hope that the coronavirus crisis marks a turning point – and a change that means care homes are finally given the funding, staffing and support they so desperatelyContinue reading “Care homes have long been neglected – the pandemic has shown us how bad things are”

In-home caregivers take the place of old people’s homes in Italy

by Roberta Lunghini – 2017.01.25   In Italy, the majority of elderly people who are no longer independent have a private caretaker who assists them at home. Data indicate that 2,5 million are taken care of by individuals at home, while a little more than 278,000 opt for an old people’s home or residential facilityContinue reading “In-home caregivers take the place of old people’s homes in Italy”