I feel as if it is a direct result of the cuts made in Councils Social care and stupidly the way the NHS treats old people. There seems to have become a lack in funding for care in the community for seniors. This results in shorter life expectancy, one way of dealing with the funding crisis! Unfortunately cuts like those undertaken don't show immediately it is only know at the end of five years are the true results of the austerity cuts beginning to show. The problems on the horizon will be far greater because we are only about one third into the proposed reductions in funding.
I have friends who own care home's specialising in care for the Elderly and Mentally Infirm EMI and the cuts in funding have ment vast changes all down to the race to cut spending. I don't know what the answers are but I am sure the Elderly people who are often the last to ask for help will be the first to suffer.