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Inquiry launched after five month care home wait for elderly woman

An elderly woman with dementia spent five months waiting for a place at a nursing home despite being ready for hospital discharge.An inquiry has been launched after Iris Sibley, 89, lived in room at Bristol Royal Infirmary between August and December last year because no suitable care home place was found.

Delayed discharge: 'Its not just about the money'

Sustained concern about the state of adult social care " most recently expressed by Conservative-controlled county councils such as Surrey and Kent " has led the Prime Minister to ask the Cabinet Office to look at options for a more sustainable social care system in the longer term.

Care home lift crush death bosses admit guilt

The son of a woman crushed in a care home lift more than three years ago has expressed relief that her bosses have admitted health and safety breaches.

Care at home service in Epsom rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Home Instead Senior Care, Surrey, to be Outstanding following an inspection in November 2016.

Alzheimers Society unveils new brand

The leading dementia charity has launched its new brand to give a stronger voice to every single person affected by dementia.

Care Home Funding Shortfall Leaves Self Funders Filling 1.3 Billion Gap

Self-funding, or private-pay, care home residents are keeping the sector afloat according to the latest figures from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson. The latest update to its Care Cost Benchmarks toolkit has found that the average fee per resident paid to care homes falls short of the real costs of service provision by more than £100 a week " a situation which means that those residents who pay from their own finances are filling a funding gap of £1.3 billion a year.