As UK care homes face a Covid second wave, families are seeking alternatives

Growing numbers of older people are choosing live-in care or to move in with homeowners who have spare rooms

Anxiety is running high about the risk of loved ones contracting Covid in a care home over the coming months. And not without reason. Between early March and early August, care homes in England and Wales recorded some 26,500 excess deaths.

With this in mind, many families are now looking for an alternative to residential care for an elderly relative who can no longer live independently, either after a hospital stay, or because of ill-health or old age.

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