A new report from the Patients Association called "Survey of medicines related care of residents with dysphagia in care homes"has found as many as 50% of residents are affected by swallowing difficulties (dysphagia), which can make tablets difficult or even impossible to swallow.
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David Cameron must be bold and hold a Commission on the future of health and social care, as the UK is facing monumental demographic challenges.
The government will allow local authorities in England to increase council tax by 2% to cover a funding shortfall in adult social care, George Osborne is expected to announce.
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A nursing care home where staff said they were "too busy" to take patients to the toilet has been put in special measures.