MORE than half of carers feel guilty about putting loved ones into care, according to a shock new study.
Research by disabled charity Vitalise, said 60 per cent of carers felt guilty about sending disabled, frail or elderly relatives into a care home.
The study comes just days after the Alzheimer’s Society revealed only four out of ten said relatives with dementia had a good quality of life while in care.
A spokesperson from Vitalise said: “The sad fact is that carers’ fears are quite justified.
“In many cases respite care amounts to little more than warehousing for disabled or older people, so it’s not surprising that carers would rather struggle on at home, risking their own health in the process.
“More people than ever will be in need of respite care, but unless the issue of quality in care is addressed, this problem will only get worse.”