What are your experiences of care homes in the UK?

One in six care homes are in danger of insolvency. We’d like you to share your experiences

Around 420,000 people over the age of 65 are being looked after in 11,000 residential care homes in the UK. But a report released on Monday has warned that one in six care home companies is in danger of insolvency.

Rises in the living wage have driven up costs, and many care homes are facing bankruptcy. The percentage of nursing homes struggling had increased by about 5% compared with the previous year.

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Forget GDP – there’s more to Britain’s wealth than its bank balance | Julian Baggini

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A nation’s cash value is still a go-to measure of wealth. But the quality of housing, healthcare and access to technology are the indicators we should focus on

The idea that GDP growth is the wrong measure of a nation’s progress has become so widely accepted as to be the new common sense. Yet it is still the go-to number for lack of a credible alternative. Measuring happiness or wellbeing is fraught for numerous reasons, not least of which is that such indices make questionable assumptions about what it means to live a good life.

Related: Slow economic growth is not the new normal, it’s the old norm | Larry Elliott

Related: The future: where borrowing is the norm and ownership is luxury

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Pain Management: Surprising Causes of Pain

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What’s causing your pain? Learn the common causes of lower back pain, as well as pain in the knee, stomach, kidney, shoulder, chest, gallbladder, heel, sciatic nerve, neck, hip, foot and other parts of the body. Find pain management tips that work to…