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The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, is encouraging care sector contributions to a review of the quality of life and care for older people in residential and nursing home care. The commissioner has undertaken this review as a follow-up to the report entitled A Place To Call Home…
Following family members and former employees raising serious concerns about the standards of care and safety of residents living with dementia in Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland has announced a formal investigation. Speaking about the investigation, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern…
Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are not receiving the help they need to get out of bed, dress or eat, according to a new report. The study from Age UK found a massive drop in the number of people eligible for social care, leaving many to fend for themselves…
Almost £1.4 million funding has been awarded to a social enterprise network that brings together unpaid carers of people with dementia. The funding will be used to support carers in Scotland to have a greater say in the day to day issues that affect them and those they care for.…
Comedian David Baddiel has called for the "epidemic" of dementia as a killer of older people to be given more public attention. The 52-year-old, whose father Colin is housebound and receives 24-hour care, has made a television programme exploring the impact dementia has on close family members of sufferers. He…
An investigation has been launched into the death of an 87-year-old man after a lift he was using collapsed at a care home. The man died in Salford Royal Hospital after being injured at the Serendipity Care Home in Urmston (pictured), Greater Manchester. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Parker, of Greater…
Some elderly people are waiting more than six months for their full care package from local councils, an investigation has found. Freedom of Information (FOI) data collected from 80 councils by ITV News found that even after care was approved, it could take months for the service to begin. At…
£100,000 funding has been awarded to Scottish charity MECOPP, to provide legal support to people affected by dementia to help them access their rights to self-directed support. Self-directed Support (SDS) gives people the power to decide how to spend the money or 'budget' that has been allocated to them if…
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