In all over the UK, the specific council are purchasing essential help for the home for the aged people on the cheap rate, the firms ensures to provide care. Around thousands of impotent, older people can depend on the councils to provide support for them to meet the daily needs such as dressing, washing and feeding.
But the survey which was conducted by the UK Homecare Association found that only one among the seven was ready to pay the fair price rate for getting the care. According to the association, this ratio meant that the visit of the service has been shorted but council stated that they are not able to pay more for the care service for the insufficient money.
Doreen Foreman of 88 years old who stays in the Northern East of England, receives the care service in which she gets four-time care in a day for 30 minutes each. She virtually depends on this care service for everything. As she is not able to move frequently, she needs the help of care service for going toilet and bringing her meals in time to time.
According to her, “ they say they only have half an hour. We manage in that time, but I would like more”.
Karley Craig, one of the carers of Doreen favours her. According to her, she would prefer more time for Doreen as they need to maintain the entire routine of medication and food of Doreen and also moving her along with a hoist. Therefore she can save very less time for further care as Karley has to leave for attending the next client.
Karley ensures the quality of caring that she always wants to do more better, but the pay is not enough for handling the level of responsibility she has to maintain. According to Karley, “ we are doing what district nurses do”.
According to the research of the Home Care Association, more than 850,000 people get care and support in their own home. Around 80% of them are arranged by the council which normally outsources the work to the specific care agencies.