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Care Home fined after man's window fall

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.

Study Finds That Care Home Residents Experience of Care Generally Exceeds Their Expectations

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.

CQC publishes 12 reports from its review of services for people with learning disabilities

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.

Over three-quarters of English adults say Government not doing enough for older people

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.

ARUK Defeating Dementia report: Alzheimer's Society comment

Alzheimers Research UK (ARUK) has challenged the government to commit to a national dementia research strategy.

Depression drugs causing falls

Elderly people with dementia are more likely to suffer falls if they are given anti-depressants by care home staff, a study claims.