Tuesday 21 November 2017
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Councils risk legal action over care cuts

Council cuts to care in England are so severe there is a real risk families may take legal action, experts say.

Neglect a factor in care home overdose death

Neglect contributed to the death of a 78 year old given a massive overdose in a care home, a coroner has concluded.

Care home firm fined for choking death

A company which ran a care home at which an elderly woman choked to death on a meatball has been fined £80,000.

Local Authorities urged to make personal budgets dementia friendly

Deep-seated misconception of personal budgets and dementia is preventing local authorities from delivering person-centred care.

Information for people on their visiting rights in care homes

CQC have published information for people living in care homes, their family and friends clarifying their visiting rights and our expectations of providers who are responsible for ensuring people are supported to maintain relationships that are important to them.

Overcoming the challenges to improve health and wellbeing in care homes

Blog David Oliver Currently there are more than 400,000 people living in care homes in the United Kingdom. That"s around three times the number of hospital beds. The umbrella term "care homes" covers a very diverse range of places, including those classified as nursing or residential, whether specially designed and staffed for people with dementia, mental health needs or complex physical or learning disabilities.