Ten out of 26 beds for mental health patients in an adult psychiatric unit were being used unnecessarily, it has emerged.
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Nursing homes are closing at the rate of at least one per week in England, due mainly to a shortage of nurses, official figures suggest.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Reablement Service in Leigh, Lancashire to be outstanding following an inspection in May this year.
This latest report follows "The Care Crash" [July 2016] published by the National Care Association, which warned of the sector facing a potentially "perfect storm"; reductions in local authorities commissioned beds, shortages of qualified nurses and care workers, the introduction of the national living wage for staff and an increasing reliance on self-funding clients. The impact of all this will put many care homes under unprecedented pressure.
Frail old people in England are being left to fend for themselves because government-funded care is being scaled back, a review suggests.
A new report investigating the state of social care through the eyes of individuals and families reveals a system struggling to cope.