After seeing the loneliness of some, the excruciating care home costs, 'charitable' sheltered housing, etc, I think I've found a possible answer to the care dilemma. I have found a five bed roomed house, all ensuite, two reception rooms, large kitchen, beautiful garden. I want to buy this house - along with three other people/couples. The fifth bedroom would be occupied by a full-time carer and the whole enterprise would be managed by me (with back-up, obviously). Other carers would come in daily to give care, meals, cleaning, medication, bathing, etc, as needed. Care to be paid for on an ad hoc basis. During the day, day care could be provided for 5-10 other people and activities provided. Not all residents would need care. People would bring their OH with them, thereby offering support for each other, respite, nights off to go to the cinema, etc. If/when nursing care becomes necessary and people wish to move out to receive more specialised care, the OH would stay on of course if desired, or they could sell or rent out the room to someone else. There must also be people with dementia who are rattling around in a large house, feeling lonely and in need of help? Wouldn't they benefit from sharing it? I would welcome your views/feedback.