Nine in ten people will delay a care home move post-COVID

Around nine in ten people are actively delaying moving a loved one into a care home because of the coronavirus, a new survey has found.

In a poll of over 1,500 people, the UK Care Guide reveals widespread lack of confidence in the care sector, as a result of COVID-19.

Key findings include:

  • 87% of people are actively delaying moving a loved one into a care home
  • 93% of people are put off using care homes for a loved one is because of the coronavirus
  • 53% of people are currently not looking at using a care home in the longer term
  • A 40% fall in the number of people using the UK Care Guide website to look for care homes

The research also reveals a high level of support for care homes, with 97% of people thinking that the government has not done enough to protect care home residents.

William Jackson, chief engagement office at UK Care Guide said:

“Longer-term we are also potentially seeing a behavioural and cultural shift in the UK. It will be interesting to see how this develops over time and whether our attitudes start to mirror those in eastern cultures where parents live with their children.”

Read the survey.

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