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Elderly care: Welsh Assembly's health committee urges change

13 December 2012 Last updated at 19:54 GMT

More should be done to reduce Wales' reliance on using care homes as a way to look after older people, says a group of assembly members.

The assembly's health committee has backed moves to help people keep their independence for as long as possible.

Families need simple and accessible information about the options available for elderly relatives, it said.

It pointed out that many elderly people who pay for their own care were unaware of the help available to them.

Health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.