Four Seasons Health Care goes into administration - Alzheimer's Society responds
Four Seasons Health Care, one of Britain's largest care home companies, has gone into administration. The group cares for 17,000 residents and employs 22,000 people.
Commenting on the announcement, Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships at Alzheimer’s Society, said, “The potential impact of Four Seasons’ news is yet another sign of a system under extreme pressure, and comes hot on the heels of Damian Green’s recognition of the urgency of the social care crisis yesterday. How many more signs are needed, how much longer must people with dementia and their families enduring crippling costs and appalling care?
“12,000 people living with dementia rely on Four Seasons to be their home and lifeline, with the cost of their care reaching an estimated nearly £450 million a year. The social care crisis is a dementia crisis - 70% of people in care homes have dementia. This precarious financial situation is going to cause a great deal of worry and doubt, adding to the many desperate stories we hear about through our Fix Dementia Care campaign.
“People with dementia have a right to much better than this – two further years of delay awaiting a Green Paper has to come to an end.”