New figures seen by the BBC reveal struggling care homes are facing average real term cuts of 2.5% in fees from local councils.
Drugs commonly used by older people could increase the risk of mental decline and even death, according to new research.
Social care budgets for the elderly in England will be cut this year - despite promises to invest more cash, according to an analysis of spending plans.
Bristol City Council has been ordered to pay compensation to an elderly woman who was left in soiled bed sheets at a care home.
A care worker has been arrested and four other employees are being investigated over allegations that an elderly female resident was assaulted at a residential home in north London.
A residential hospital where alleged abuse was secretly filmed by the BBC's Panorama has closed.