Tuesday 11 December 2018
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Dehydration an issue for elderly people, says research

One in five older people living in care homes does not drink enough fluid, research suggests.

Home care services close to crisis

The home care system in England is close to crisis because of the way workers are exploited, a report says.

Orchid View scandal: Families say care homes 'have long way to go'

Relatives of elderly people who died at a scandal-hit care home in West Sussex have said their confidence in the system is yet to be restored.

Responding to the Autumn Statement, Charity Director of Age UK,

The importance of the NHS to older people and to our country cannot be overstated and it is in all our interests that the service is resourced to function effectively and meet older people's needs.

Dementia patients lack proper care, says report

Dementia sufferers are not getting the care they need because the condition is not recognised as a terminal illness, two leading charities have claimed.

New research reveals over 2 million pensioners struggle to cope with basic tasks

New research reveals over 2 million pensioners struggle to cope with basic tasks Over two million older people living at home in England experience difficulties with key aspects of living independently, such as cooking, dressing or bathing. Meanwhile,almost half a million older carers provide round the clock care to a loved one but over 80% do not receive any council services.