Friday, 21 October 2016

Residents Hit By Care Homes Rip-Off

Middle-class families are facing rip-off tactics from care home owners desperate to stay in business, according to a report. The ratio of care home residents who pay their own bills has risen to 41 per cent, and sharp practice against them by owners and operators has been multiplying, Age UK said. The tricks used to extort thousands of pounds from residents include demands that their families should take responsibility for paying their bill, and long notice periods that mean families must pay for weeks of care that have not been given. Families also face arbitrary hikes in fees; and unexpected charges for extras such as providing entertainment or hospital visits. Read more on the Daily Mail website.

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