At last, the few lone voices claiming that CQC is not fit for purpose are being backed up by the media, MPs, and even some previously silent social care VIPs.
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care home giant Southern Cross is looking for a new buyer after private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners withdrew from takeover talks without making a bid.
Failing care homes which were officially closed down have been allowed to continue operating. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) claimed 93 homes and agencies were shut in the past year due to poor ratings.
Over 2,300 adults have needlessly died from diseases linked to malnutrition over a 10 year periodMalnutrition is fast becoming the 21st century,s silent killer, with over 2,300 adults dying from illnesses related to poor nutrition in hospitals alone. This is a worrying figure for a developed nation such as the UK.
Carers at a Bristol nursing home ignored dementia sufferers despite repeated calls for help, inspectors have found.
Exercising to music can help elderly people improve their balance and reduce the number of falls they have, a study has found.