MORE than two thirds of people in South Derbyshire fear being put into a care home, according to a shocking new report.
An Alzheimer’s Society study showed that 68 per cent of people in the East Midlands are scared of the thought being put into care.
The report also revealed three quarters of people would recommend the care home relatives have used despite less than half saying the quality of life was good.
There are 1,618 care homes in the East Midlands with about 43,000 places available.
The charity also is calling on the Government and care homes to do more to ensure higher minimum standards and more effective regulation.
Ian Howarth, area manager for Alzheimer’s Society in the East Midlands said: “We know that there is lots of excellent quality care in residential care homes.
“But our research has found that people have very low expectations of what a care home will offer and many are scared of ever living in one.
“Care homes should be championing the fact that with the right support, it is possible to live well with dementia.”