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A code of conduct and minimum standards of training is to be drawn up for health care assistants and care workers who look after the elderly in England.
More than three quarters of people with dementia who receive social care support at home are not using direct payments or other personal budgets.
An 87-year-old woman died after having a denture that was embedded into her mouth surgically removed, a fatal accident inquiry has heard.
A care home worker accused of killing an elderly resident by starting a fire in her room has walked free from court after a jury failed to reach a verdict.
Councils are "living in a parallel universe" by cutting the rates they pay for care home places but expecting the same service, industry leaders say.