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Charity issues advice on finding right care home

Charity issues advice on finding right care home
24th September 2008

A leading charity has linked up with a well-known actor to help people find the right care home for their needs.

Richard Briers has endorsed the new book from Age Concern, which is being released after the charity's own research suggested two-thirds of people over the age of 45 are unsure how to arrange care for themselves, a friend or a relative.

The book, which is entitled Find the Right Care Home, aims to help people in weighing up their options on which care home to choose.

Gordon Lishman, director general of Age Concern, said moving into a care home can be hindered by what may seem a complicated system to people who find it difficult to access clear information.

In his foreword to the book, Richard Briers commented: "It will help you personalise the choices to meet the needs of your family member or friend and make the best decision possible."

Meanwhile, Mr Lishman has stated that his organisation has experienced "a setback, but not a disaster" in its legal bid to abolish a mandatory retirement age.

Stressing his commitment to the campaign, he said ageism is the most commonly experienced form of prejudice in the UK.

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