The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) has accused care minister Norman Lamb MP of besmirching the reputation of care homes across the countrywith ill-chosen, over-generalised comments likely to create a negative impression of the quality of service they provide.
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The amount of people who would be happy to reduce their assets below the £23,250 threshold in order to ensure the state pays for the majority of their long-term care has almost doubled over the last year from 23% (2013) to 40% (2014).
A man claims to have been overcharged by nearly £2,000 for his father's home care by Leicestershire County Council.
Two care homes in an east Kent town have been ordered by inspectors to close with immediate effect.
The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) says it is surprised and disappointed that the Care Quality Commission expects in future to be much morelikely to use the courts to drive up standards in failing care homes.
New research from Age UK reveals that 870,000 older people between 65 and 89 now have unmet needs for social care.