A new good practice guide " Managing care home closures " has been published to help minimise the impact on people, and their families and carers, in the event of a care home closing. This could be in response to poor care, an emergency or market exit.
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Decreased ability to identify smells could be an early indicator of cognitive impairment and dementia.
Care services are facing cuts this year as rises in council tax have failed to plug the gaps in budgets in England, town hall chiefs are warning.
The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Meadow House Nursing Home to be Outstanding overall following an inspection carried out in May.
The NHS contribution towards the costs of a place in a care home with nursing is being increased on an interim basis to £156.25.
In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 127 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region.