More care for OAPs at home

THE number of organisations providing care at home for elderly and vulnerable people is set to double, the council has said.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 1st September 2011, 5:00 pm

Set-ups that provide support for pensioners and people with severe disabilities will increase from nine to 18 as part of a shift towards people remaining, where possible, in their own homes.

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Edinburgh’s health and social care leader Councillor Paul Edie said: “Increasing the number of providers in the city is great news as this will help reduce delays in providing care and support to those leaving hospital or living at home.”