A judge has criticised care home owner Bupa over the cost-cutting pressure it placed on a manager.
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The standards of care provided for older people in their homes in the UK has been labelled "shocking and disgraceful" by a consumer group.
Residential care homes are experiencing a decline in residents as lack of funding is forcing more people to be looked after in their own homes. Bupa said the squeeze has left funding levels 'worryingly inadequate' as it saw occupancy rates in its 302 UK care homes fall from 88% to 87.3% over the last year.
Care homes are struggling to provide high quality care for residents with complex medical conditions, against a backdrop of a severe funding, equipment and staff shortages, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Sunnyside House have beaten off strong competition at the prestigious Skills for Care Accolades to scoop the Winner of Winners award.
Brain training can help improve cognitive function in older people with dementia according to research by scientists in Japan.