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The care home market may not have enough places to help elderly people in need by the end of this Parliament, new research suggests. Almost nine in 10 councils across England could see a shortfall in care home places by 2022, new Which? analysis found. The shortage will be particularly…
Social Care Wales has today published a toolkit to support the sector to help older people remain independent in their communities for longer. The toolkit is aimed at practitioners who work with older people in the community, as well as planners and commissioners of care and support services for older…
Joanna Lumley has said technology in modern life has "intensified" the loneliness felt by elderly people. The actress, 71, said the art of "everyday chit-chat" is at risk of dying out, pointing out that people on Tube trains tend to be "staring at their screens, not looking at each other".…
Patients are dying alone in NHS hospitals because there are too few staff to care for them, according to a new report. A survey of more than 30,000 nurses found many feeling stressed and burnt out, with a quarter saying they care for 14 patients or more at a time.…
Health and social care services in the Scottish Borders are delivering some positive outcomes for some older people in the area, but there are also some key weaknesses in the delivery of some important services. That is the view of inspectors following a joint inspection of services for older people…
The winners of Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017 have been announced at a ceremony held on World Alzheimer’s Day, last week, at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. The Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the SSSC, sets out to recognise the incredible difference that…
Creative arts can delight and inspire residents who live in care homes. A new useful online resource offers practical guidance on how to engage residents in creative arts, such as dance, puppetry and digital arts. The resource offers care teams, including activity providers, many practical ideas on how to get…
The health watchdog issued warnings and suspensions to adult care homes offering poor or unsafe care at the rate of four a day over a year-long period, a report said. The Care Quality Commission launched 1,512 enforcement actions in 2016/17, an increase of more than 67% on the previous year.…
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