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Daughter's care fears for her father Patrick Lynch

Almost 800 nursing home beds have been closed in Wales over the past four years, according to figures obtained by BBC Wales.

It is claimed this has left families of sick, older residents struggling to find a new home for loved ones.

There are warnings that more homes in Wales could close, as they struggle with recruitment and rising costs.

The Welsh government said it had plans for a £50m care fund to support people to remain in their own homes.

Kerry Hagland is looking for a nursing home for her 82-year-old father Patrick Lynch, who suffers from dementia, arthritis, osteoporosis and kidney failure.

She said the most frightening aspect would be having people looking after him who did not know his needs.

Jenny Rees reports.

  • 09 Nov 2013
  • From the section Wales
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