Ray King, chief executive of medical group Bupa, has called for a "chronic underfunding" of the care homes system to be addressed "urgently".
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The Rose Villa care home in Bristol, which was being investigated over allegations of abuse, is set to close for "operational reasons".
A new drug to prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease could be tested on patients within six years, according to researchers at Lancaster University.
A care home in Tunbridge Wells has been closed down over concerns about the safety of its residents and the standard of care provided.
ADASS welcomes any development which provides clear, consistent, current and accessible intelligence and information that enhances the ability of the individual (and commissioner) to make informed choices.However, ADASS is concerned that these proposals will not deliver these ambitions.
A care group providing services to about 800 people with learning disabilities in Scotland and north-east England has gone into administration.