Aging in Rural England
Getting old in England can be a trying experience. It is not always easy or comfortable, but many of the problems can be overcome. The British healthcare system is an egalitarian one and is funded by taxes levied on citizens so that when they need health care, it will be provided without leading to poverty. The National Health Service (NHS) still fulfills this role for the majority of people; however it is not always simple. Since the NHS exists on a limited budget, it is not able to provide all people with all the services that they may desire. Many aging people require extra help, especially in the last few months of lfe. It is here where the NHS does its bit. Once a person requires assistance from a doctor or admission to hospital, he or she begins to receive the benefit of having paid taxes. The public health system means that no one is denied health care or assistance when it is needed the most. [full article - pdf]
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