Pensioners aged 75+ are thousands of pounds a year worse off than both younger "Baby Boomer" pensioners and working age adults. Meanwhile, those aged 75+ are also more likely to live in persistent poverty than younger pensioners. That"s according to a new report from Independent Age, the older people"s charity.
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Operators of a Dorset care home have been banned from running residential care following a tribunal decision.
People from certain groups in society sometimes experience poorer quality care at the end of their lives because providers do not always understand or fully consider their needs, according to A different ending: Addressing inequalities in end of life care",
Most people would assume that in a civilised society no older person would ever be pressured to leave hospital without adequate support being in place, yet recent calls to Age UK's advice line also show that in our hospitals today, good basic discharge practice is by no means guaranteed.
An elderly care home being investigated by police over allegations of neglect has been rated as inadequate by the care watchdog.
Action needed to ensure high quality and personalised care for everyone at the end of their lives, urges CQC
A national review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that people from certain groups in society are experiencing poorer quality care at the end of their lives than others because providers and commissioners do not always understand or fully consider their specific needs.