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An elderly couple separated for the first time in their 63-year marriage after one was refused a place in a nursing home are to be reunited after their heartbreak sparked a national outrage. A backlash at the decision by health chiefs to keep Michael Devereaux, 90, from Wexford, and his…
More than 17,000 care homes, hospices and private hospitals have been told to check their fire safety procedures in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has written to care providers to remind them to review their fire safety processes "to ensure they are up…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have published a new resource to support learners, managers, assessors and educators to get the most benefit from the Dementia Skilled – Improving Practice resource. If you are a manager, the Guidance for learners, managers, assessors and educators will help you to consider how…
Gloria Hunniford OBE was guest of honour at an event to mark the opening of a brand new care home in Sevenoaks, Kent, the 29th Care UK has opened since 2013. Weald Heights promises to take service and facilities to a whole new level with more luxurious fittings in the…
A Holocaust survivor who complained that being in a care facility made her feel ''like a prisoner again in the German concentration camp'' should not travel to Israel for a holiday, a judge in a specialist court has been told. The woman, who is in her 90s and has dementia,…
A carer took advantage of a vulnerable 102-year-old woman by stealing more than £250,000 from her savings and writing herself into her will, a court has heard. Julie Sayles, 59, of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, bought two houses with the money she transferred from a joint bank account she set up…
The Government is being urged to take urgent action to tackle "severe" staff shortages in residential care homes after a study found elderly and vulnerable people are being denied trips to the toilet and kept indoors for days on end. A survey of 1,000 staff by Unison found that four…
An elderly dementia patient had her care funding wrongly stopped by a council after a "flawed assessment" by social workers concluded she was able to manage her own finances. In a highly critical judgment by the care ombudsman, Worcestershire County Council was found to have acted "contrary to the law"…
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