As the Tory government passes the milestone of its first 100 days in office The National Care Association ask the question; "how high on the Government"s agenda is the crisis in social care funding in view of the Chancellor"s Budget in July, a Budget which imposed further costs of circa £1bn plus on the already fragile market?"
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More male care workers are needed to look after older people, the chief executive of Care England has said.
Three nurses have been struck off for poor care - some of which led to patient deaths - at a Caerphilly county home.
The total estimated worldwide cost of dementia has reached $818 billion (£521 billion) and will become a trillion dollar disease by 2018, finds the World Alzheimer Report 2015.
The National Living Wage could result in a "catastrophic collapse" in the number of care homes, according to the five biggest providers.
An owner of a care home has been found guilty of force-feeding elderly residents and failing to seek immediate help for a scalded woman aged 99.