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Helensburgh care home fined after resident dies in bed gap accident

A care home has been fined £8,000 after the death of an elderly resident who became trapped between her mattress and a bed rail.

Councils warn lack of funding could jeopardise Care Act

Nine out of 10 councils are warning that a lack of adequate Government funding could jeopardise vital reforms of the adult social care system due to commence in less than eight months' time.

Residents 'left in urine-soaked beds'

A watchdog said it has "significant concerns" after people were left in urine-soaked beds at a care home.

Local authorities unsure of how care home top - up fees will work under Care Act

New research with local authorities by advice charity Independent Age has found uncertainty and concern among councils about their responsibilities to monitor care home top-up fees under the new Care Act. The fees are paid by relatives tosupplement the care of loved ones in care homes but Care Minister Norman Lamb said recently he feared some care homes were exploiting the fees and using them to subsidise basic levels of care.

Nurse who strapped patients into wheelchairs suspended

A nurse who strapped patients into their wheelchairs and swore at them has been suspended for 12 months

Low levels of vitamin D linked to higher dementia risk

People with very low levels of vitamin D in the blood may be twice as likely to develop dementia, according to a large British study published in Neurology