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A couple who have concerns about the way the care of a relative who suffers from dementia has been managed by health authority bosses have lost a free speech fight in a specialist court. The couple want to be allowed to disclose information about the man's case, including his name…
A couple who have concerns about the way the care of a relative who suffers from dementia has been managed by health authority bosses are embroiled in a free speech fight in a specialist court. The couple want to be allowed to disclose information about the man's case, including his…
Getting social care is "like being in a shop with no prices", according to the author of a major review of social care which concluded costs should be capped. Sir Andrew Dilnot said that although people know how much they will pay each week or month, they have no idea…
A care home for older people in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served an Improvement Notice on Springfield Bank Nursing Home, following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists six elements of care…
An elderly care home resident who repeatedly stabbed a member of staff has been jailed for 13 years and three months. Pensioner Fred Butcher was armed with a knife and a cleaver when he inflicted serious injuries on the woman in the unprovoked attack at the residential care home on…
Thousands of older people in low and middle-income countries are at risk of abuse and human rights violations when being admitted to care homes, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study provides the first systematic analysis of admissions practices for residential long-term care…
The NHS is working with councils to improve "housing health" to boost the wellbeing of vulnerable residents after a report found poor housing is costing the health service £1.4 billion a year. Home "MOTs", helplines for those who suffer falls, stairlifts and heating systems are some of the schemes being…
Three care homes in Stirlingshire operated by the same care provider have been told to make urgent improvements by the Care Inspectorate. The services, owned by Mauricare Ltd, are Ashford House in Bridge of Allan, Ashlea House (pictured) in Callander and Ashwood House also located in Callander. Inspectors who visited…
A dozen Alzheimer's drugs that can halt, slow or reverse the disease could be available to patients in three years, a report has revealed. All of the 12 treatments are in late stage Phase III trials, the final hurdle before a new medicine is licensed. If any of them live…
More must be done to stop dying people having unnecessary emergency admissions to hospital, a charity has said. Marie Curie said emergency admissions for people in their last year of life can often be avoided if there is appropriate support in the community. The charity found that in 2016 there…
Hospitals should make it easier for carers of dementia patients to stay with their loved one outside of visiting hours, the WI has said. The call from the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) comes after its latest report, which concluded that dementia patients are "suffering unnecessarily" while being cared…
More funding should be provided to help prevent falls, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. LGA analysis of NHS figures shows 316,669 people aged 65 and over were admitted to hospital last year due to falling - a 9% increase on 2013-14. Based on this trend, admissions will reach…
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