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Council criticised over malnourished care home patient

A council has been criticised after an elderly woman was left "severely" malnourished during her stay in a care home.

Every older person in a care home needs access to high quality healthcare

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.

Mediterranean diet may have lasting effects on brain health, study suggests

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.

Care Funding Crisis

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.

Nearly 1m older people feel lonelier at Christmas

Almost a million (982,200) of people aged over 60 feel lonelier at Christmas time, according to new figures from Age UK.