‘The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young’

WITH THE UK’S POPULATION AGEING, MORE PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING WITH LONG-TERM CARE NEEDS. OSCAR WILDE ONCE SAID: ‘THE TRAGEDY OF OLD AGE IS NOT THAT ONE IS OLD, BUT THAT ONE IS YOUNG.’ BUT THE GOOD NEWS OF RISING LIFE EXPECTANCY ALSO BRINGS WITH IT THE CHALLENGE OF HOW WE FUND OUR FUTURE CARE COSTS. THE QUESTION IS: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OOKING AFTER US IF WE NEED CARE IN OLD AGE?