Isn’t this a shocker?

Some older people who fund their own care home fees are being forced to pay a steep and unexpected coronavirus bill by their care provider, it has been revealed.

The costThe cost of doing something goes up, the market price goes up. Stunning really, we really do need some sort of science that could explain such events.

19 thoughts on “Isn’t this a shocker?”

  1. At the age of 91 my Mums dementia became so severe there was no alternative to a care home. 8 years later she’s still going strong and we have forked our over half a million in fees. We’re lucky to have been able to afford it but it has wiped out the proceeds from selling the family home and decimated everything else Mum and Dad has worked and saved for the next generation.

    There are residents in the same home who are completely funded by the state which annoys me. Would it be too unreasonable to suggest tax relief, at least at basic rate, for care home fees?

  2. When dentists come back into operation there’s not much doubt they’ll whack up the prices. They’ll say its costs but most of it’ll be making back their lost income out of the opportunity afforded to them from 3 months of backed up demand.

  3. HB–We all went along with the LD –myself only to the extent of lacking anywhere much to go and the 8ft rule to avoid fights with bedwetters and the ruinous Plod involvement that would follow .

    Had we all ignored this load of stateshite then none of the problems now on their way would exist.

    Blojo’s planned money-printing will put prices through the roof anyway.

  4. Hey look i’m not complaining about the dentists. Good luck to em. Just saying what i expect to happen and that there’s often a difference between reasons given and the underlying but otherwise unremarkable economics.
    What did scare me yesterday was someone saying that when pubs re-open it’ll be 7.50 a pint (not in London).

  5. MrEks- “the ruinous Plod involvement that would follow”
    ha even ensconced in the castle grounds we’re not safe from that. Last week someone whom i’d never seen before came up to me (G&T in hand!) and said. “are you aware you’re breaking the Corona regulations having that bonfire?” followed up by “I wouldn’t be surprised if someone called the police.” My response – “I was not aware no. Give me 5 mins i’ll just check”. Of course not against the law or the regulations in the slightest, usual nuissance thing only applies. But I dowsed it straight away anyway don’t like to piss people off unless necessary, and don’t want drama even if i’m in the right.

  6. If your bonfire was a “family” type HB then I agree no sense in involving the monkeysuits if you can avoid it. They would spoil a potentially nice occasion.

  7. “There are residents in the same home who are completely funded by the state which annoys me.”

    The reforms of the Welfare State made by the ’45 Labour government were meant to be unfair. They stay unfair because no subsequent government has risked reform on any worthwhile scale, perhaps wisely.

    What seems to me undeniably unreasonable is governments permitting, even encouraging, immigration by people who are plausibly going to be a net charge on the rest of us. It’s ironic that the only mob let in on genuine refugee arguments were the East African Asians, many of whom (I gather) have flourished and not become a charge. It seems that it’s been the fake refugees and bogus asylum seekers, amongst others, who provide us with many expensive social problems.

    It’s my pipe dream that we welcome able Hongkongers on the deal that each family from HK pay for two troublesome families of different immigrant origin to eff off back to Shitholia. Indeed if there were some way to impel indigenous troublesome families to eff off that would be good too.

  8. HB, you should’ve told him to foxtrot oscar and followed with a quick lash of the sjambok. Rude bastard!

  9. @ dearieme
    For Roma coming here from Eastern Europe, home was usually Shitholia within an above-median GDP/head country. A lot of them turned to crime because racial prejudice made it difficult for them to earn a comparable (in many cases nit even a decent) living by honest toil.

  10. Too right Jussi- rude. Making up laws and then accusing people of breaking them is the height of bad manners, but i only found that’s what they’d done out after i gone inside and checked the interwebs, hence my equivocal response. They didn’t wait around, so that’s the last i heard of it. What i lament is why can’t people try and use charm as their first go to.

  11. It’s my pipe dream that we welcome able Hongkongers on the deal that each family from HK pay for two troublesome families of different immigrant origin to eff off back to Shitholia. Indeed if there were some way to impel indigenous troublesome families to eff off that would be good too.

    My suggestion would be that we swap the Hong Kongers for anyone that’s voted labour in the last 20 years. It would be a win-win-win:

    – The HKers get to escape an oppressive regime (for a slightly less oppressive one)
    – We get a load of entrepreneurial hard workers, one instance where immigration really would benefit the existing population
    – Those that voted for socialism would get to enjoy what they wanted

    What’s not to like?

  12. Based on my personal experience, seems to me people up here north east are quite live and let live frame of mind, at least in the bungalow-land. Or I’ve been extremely lucky. Some neighbours are having a bit more activity, some less so. No-one’s called the plod yet. We borrow and lend tools “hey Eric, I’ve done with your sledge-hammer for now, haven’t touched it for 5 days, safe to pick it up from my garage”.

    The markets are doing nicely, so far so good, and looks like a proper Finnish summer has started here in England. A lake and a sauna would make it perfect, but then, there’s always “viuhahdus”.

  13. @Mr Ecks

    “We all”? Speak for yourself. I’ve not changed in any way, inc hand washing

    Still alive too

    btw Over at Hector’s house, SAGE minutes suggest R never exceeded 1 in UK outside hospitals, care homes etc

  14. Pcar–so you have managed to visit all sorts of locked and shuttered businesses then and enjoyed phantom cups of tea in closed cafes?

    I have gone where I like d throughout but I can’t visit the usual cafes, pubs etc if they aren’t open.

  15. @Mr Ecks

    You’re being silly. However, on Wednesday (cold, wet, windy) a mate and I each bought a take-away coffee then surreptitiously slipped into closed cafe in Morrisons and sat out of cctv sight. Two staff did same and studiously ignored us. Rule breakers unite!

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