An extra 71,000 care home places will be needed in England by 2025 in order to cope with an ageing population, new research has revealed.
Most residents of care homes are happy with the way they are looked after, according to health watchdogs.
Nottinghamshire County Council failed to go through the correct procedures when it banned a man from visiting his partner’s mother in her care home, the local government ombudsman has ruled.
Health boards in Wales ‘misinterpreted’ the law regarding who is responsible for paying for nurses to deliver social care in residential homes, a court has ruled.
A quarter of care home residents whose care is supposed to be free are being forced to pay top-up fees, according to Age UK.
The largest representative of private social care providers has announced the date it is taking Essex County Council to court over ‘inadequate’ fee rates paid to providers.
Home care providers have written to prime minister Theresa May demanding changes to support their sector, including ensuring that councils’ ‘market-shaping obligations’ are enforced.
Severe staff shortages in residential care homes are denying elderly people the most basic levels of care, according to a survey of care workers.
An investigation has been launched after revelations some care homes are breaking consumer protection laws by charging families after a resident has died.
The local government ombudsman has reminded councils they must offer affordable placements to families when arranging care for their relatives.