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Seniors celebrated ahead of National Care Home Open Day 2018

Seniors celebrated ahead of National Care Home Open Day 2018

Wiring a plug, doing multiplications without a calculator and changing a tyre are amongst the things the over 55s are better at than 18-34 year olds, according to Bupa research.
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Knight Frank highlights retirement housing undersupply

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has highlighted a critical undersupply of retirement housing in the UK.

Skills for Care launches care home manager support guide

Skills for Care has launched a wellbeing guide for registered care home managers.

Care home malnutrition and dehydration risks exposed

Thousands of elderly people are at risk of malnutrition and dehydration at care homes across the country, according to research carried out by The Independent.

Staff shortages blamed for rise in falls-related deaths  

Care home staff shortages are among the reasons blamed for an increase in the number of elderly people dying following falls.

CMA pledges to protect vulnerable consumers from unfair practices

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has pledged to protect vulnerable people from unfair practices in its annual plan for 2018-19.

Soaring social care costs produce biggest council tax rise in 13 years

The soaring cost of social care has resulted in the biggest council tax rise in 13 years, ministers have confirmed.

One in four workers leaving the care sector, says Skills for Care

One in four workers are leave the care workforce every year, according to figures published by Skills for Care 2017.

Knight Frank boosts retirement housing team

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has restructured its retirement housing team to boost its service offering.

Widespread neglect found in English care homes

A national survey of care home staff by UCL researchers has found evidence of widespread resident neglect.
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