Bupa warns over funding squeeze

AOL Money Staff
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Funding for residential care for the elderly has been branded "worryingly inadequate" by private medical group Bupa.


The group, which takes some 70% of its 18,000 residents from the NHS or local authorities, said occupancy rates at its 302 UK care homes fell to 87.3% from 88% the previous year as the public sector spending cuts meant more people were looked after in their own homes.