Elderly Britons may be old and sick, but at least they’re still money-makers for some enterprising businesses.
Elder-care firms are bidding for them on eBay-style auction websites, where council governments are turning to find “care homes” for them – what Americans would call senior-care or “eldercare” facilities.
The Daily Mail provides details:
At least a dozen local authorities are listing vulnerable people’s details – including their age and what care and medication they need – before inviting bids from care homes in the area.
The bidding is sometimes open for only a few hours, at other times it can last for two or three days. The cheapest offer often wins.
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