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Care home apologises after elderly woman injured

An Aberdeenshire care home has apologised after an elderly resident was left severely bruised from a fall.

New care home closures guidance for adult social care partners published

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.

Impaired sense of smell may predict memory decline and risk of dementia

Decreased ability to identify smells could be an early indicator of cognitive impairment and dementia.

Council tax rises fail to stop care cuts

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.

Norfolk nursing home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

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.

NHS-funded nursing care rate for 2016 to 2017

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.