Soaring demand for dementia care

10 March 2019 – Parliamentary Review

A study by The Lancet has predicted that over 70,000 care home places will be needed by 2025.

There are currently only about 25% of existing care home beds dedicated to dementia care, leaving a big gap in provision, both now and in the future. It is estimated that over 80% of residents living in care homes have significant memory problems or dementia and that 56,000 more dedicated dementia beds will be needed within seven years.

All care providers are looking at how they can adapt or evolve their provision to meet this burgeoning demand.

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