Thursday 22 February 2018
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Comment on Lancet report on future care needs

Responding to a study published in the Lancet highlighting that 71,000 extra care home places will be needed in England by 2025 to keep up with demand, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people"s charity, said:

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

The amount of time spent needing daily care at the end of life has doubled in England over the past two decades, a study suggests.

Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

75% of people said advice on dementia risk reduction would encourage them to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Devon care home rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

A care home in Devon that goes out of its way to promote the independence and wellbeing of people living with dementia has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in May.

Care home patient Gloria Forrester died of neglect

An 80-year-old patient died as a result of neglect at a former Conwy county care home, an inquest has concluded.

Care homes face 'huge shortfall' in available beds

Up to 3,000 elderly people will not be able to get beds in UK care homes by the end of next year, research suggests.