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Report Shows Care Home Model is Working But Cuts in Funding Could Put Access at Risk For Those Who Cannot Pay For Themselves

Demand for care home places is continuing to rise because of an ageing population and the fact that many older people with multiple health and social care needs findtheir quality of life is improved by 24-hour care in a residential setting, according to the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA).

CQC acts to protect the safety and welfare of people at The Heathers nursing home, Chipping Sodbury

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told the owner of The Heathers nursing home at Chipping Sodbury that he must take immediate action to improve standards of care.

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

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes ten reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities. The first five reports were published in December.

Nicotine improves cognitive ability, says study

Nicotine has been shown to improve cognitive performance in smokers who have stopped smoking according to a study published today in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Growing care crisis as charges for elderly home care top 7,000 a year says Labour

A new survey of care provided by local councils, published by Labour, reveals shocking increases and wide disparities in charges for services for vulnerable elderly and disabled people.

Carer, Friend or Thief?

Vulnerable adults in Hampshire have had monies stolen from them by a trusted domiciliary carer. Tracy Reynolds from Portsmouth, was found guilty of three counts of theft and sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court.