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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

"Elderly May Not Be Cheated Out Of Their Homes"

New fund to pay for elderly care?


Social Security Minister Ian Gorst

THE way that Jersey cares for the elderly would be revolutionised under major reform plans.
A Long-Term Care Fund made up of extra Social Security charges and topped up by taxpayer funding could be established by the States and would stop old people being forced to sell their homes to pay for care.
Social Security Minister Ian Gorst says that the proposed system would remove financial uncertainty for the elderly and give people choice in how they are cared for.
The proposals will be debated by the States on 18 July.

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