A care home in Wrexham has been fined £66,000 after a resident suffering from dementia fell 15ft (4.5m) through a window and died.
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Most of the care home residents who took part in a study by the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent told researchers that their actual experience of living in a care home had beenbetter than they expected.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a further 12 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.
As the debate over the future of social care in England intensifies, a YouGov poll has shown that more than four out of five (81%) of English adults believe that the Government is not doing enough to meet the care and support needs of vulnerable older people.
Alzheimers Research UK (ARUK) has challenged the government to commit to a national dementia research strategy.
Elderly people with dementia are more likely to suffer falls if they are given anti-depressants by care home staff, a study claims.