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Care regulator 'struggled to deliver'

The health regulator which inspects hospitals and care homes in England has "struggled" since its creation two years ago, a report says.

Entrepreneur warns of care home crisis

Care home entrepreneur Philip Burgan has warned of a crisis in the elderly care market as the cost of looking after old people becomes unsustainable.

PCTs told to work more closely with councils on care

Primary care trusts could save £132m a year by working more closely with councils on care for over-65s, the Audit Commission said today.

Care home residents to keep DLA/PIP mobility

Disabled people living in residential care will continue to have their additional mobility needs met through Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller announced today

Study suggests behaviour and mental exercise regime postpones progression of dementia symptoms in people in care homes

Researchers have found that people with dementia in care homes who were enrolled on a 12 month regime of behavioural and mental exercises showed a postponement of the progression of the symtoms

Basic home care help breaching human rights

Basic care for the elderly in their own homes in England is so bad it breaches human rights at times, an inquiry says.