This latest piece from the usually reputable Telegraph is a prime example of the mainstream media's scaremongering and lack of understanding of the rules surrounding funding of care.

Whilst not wanting to debate the morality of having to pay for one's care in old age at this juncture, these arrangements are just one of a number of options that the elderly have available when they require care. This is not made clear anywhere in this article that there is a CHOICE in the matter. They are not forced into entering these agreements unless they have insufficient non-property assets to meet the cost of their care.

Society would in many cases be better off without such misinformed journalism in my opinion.