A council has been criticised after an elderly woman was left "severely" malnourished during her stay in a care home.
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The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) calls for everyone who commissions or provides healthcare in care homes to follow the principles of good practice set out in the guidance we are publishing today, so that every older person who lives in a care home in the UK has access to high quality healthcare which fully meets their needs.
A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely.
In welcoming the gesture by government to provide Councils with the flexibility to increase Council Taxes for the next three years, National Care Association urges some caution as we do not believe this can be the whole solution to what is now a critical national challenge.
Deaths of people with learning disabilities or mental health problems not always given adequate attention, families report poor experience of investigations
The CQC,s review of the way NHS trusts review and investigate deaths has found that opportunities to learn from patient deaths are being missed " and too many families are not being included or listened to when an investigation takes place.
Almost a million (982,200) of people aged over 60 feel lonelier at Christmas time, according to new figures from Age UK.