Most councils are imposing unreasonably short time limits on care for the elderly at home, according to the UK Homecare Association.
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Two Bolton women have been jailed for assaulting and verbally abusing two patients at a care home.
Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow, has said that regional variation in the diagnosis rates of dementia must improve.
Laing & Buisson Press ReleaseWhile the long term care sector awaits the government's delayed word on the reformation of funding for elderly care, care home operators face another tough year as the fees which councils pay to place an elderly person continue to fall short of the increase in operating costs.
Staff at an Aberdeen care home did not know if a resident had bathed or showered for a month, an inspection has found.
A care home worker has admitted raping a 65-year-old dementia patient and sexually abusing two women, aged 84 and 74, who had Alzheimer's.