Some relatives of pensioners are hiding their parents' full wealth to avoid paying care home fees and many local authorities are failing to use the available legal powers to claw the money back.
Concerns have been raised about a new website that lets people post their thoughts on care providers in England.
Three members of staff have been suspended from a care home in Plymouth after the death of an elderly resident, the home has said.
Residents and family members have given a passionate defence of a Worcester care home criticised in a watchdog report, saying the care there is excellent.
A judicial review will scrutinise how Devon County Council pays for places in private care homes, amid allegations that local authorities "bully" providers.
The cost of one of the most widely-prescribed Alzheimer's treatments is to reduce as a generic version is launched in the UK.