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Why abuse to older adults must be made an imprisonable offence

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) has launched a campaign to make the abuse or neglect of older people a crime, and is now urging everyone to sign a petition to urge Parliament to debate the issue.In this article, Gary FitzGerald, Head of AEA explains why a change in the law is now needed. “The abuse(…)


How do care providers achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating?

The provision of exceptional care is needed for any care provider to be rated Outstanding. In this article for The Guardian, Kim Thomas talks to owners and managers of care homes to find out how they went about achieving their Outstanding award.When Maggie Candy became manager of Marlborough Court in south London in January 2012, the(…)


What is it like to live with dementia?

Giving carers a taste of what it’s like to live with this devastating condition is the name of the game for a mobile unit touring the country this year. The ‘Virtual Dementia Tour’ is aimed at improving care standards by providing carers, both professionals and family members alike, with an insight into the disorientating world(…)


Care home fees set to rise dramatically

Care home fees are expected to rise this year by an eye watering 8% to 10%.Two factors seem to be fuelling the sharp rise. New rules being brought in will require companies to pay into a pension scheme for all employees and, in April, the new national living wage of £7.20 an hour will come(…)