Research articles

Cannabis-based drug trial targets care home residents with dementia

Cannabis-based drug trial targets care home residents with dementia

The trial, funded by Alzheimer's Research UK, will trial the medicine for the treatment of agitation in people living with dementia.

Care businesses see fewer staff ‘no-shows’ after switching to online rotas

Half of businesses surveyed experienced saw a 'notable uplift' in attendance, following the elimination of paper-based schedules

How much bed blocking is down to care home placement delays?

There were 29,374 beds blocked in UK hospitals in 2018, according to a new study.

Almost a third of local authorities to cut spending on adult social care, survey reveals

Almost a third of local authorities will cut spending on adult social care in the coming year, a survey has found.

Safeguarding guide provides ‘essential resource’ for people working in social care

A new publication, now in its third edition, offers an extensive guide to issues around safeguarding adults.

Fully-funded care four times more likely in some parts of the country

People and their families continue to face a social care postcode lottery, according to new research.

More than 50,000 older people die awaiting care package

Over 50,000 older people have died awaiting care during the 700 days since the Government first pledged to publish its Green Paper, according to new research.

TECH TALK: Measure care to avoid needless deaths of vulnerable residents

Founder and director, Jonathan Papworth, discusses Person Centred Software’s research with University College London (UCL) on the impact of good care on life expectancy

Care England accuses councils of “abandoning the elderly”

Care England has accused councils being “heartless” and “abandoning the elderly” after many failed to increase their care home fees last year.

Council-funded care homes spending just £2.44 a day on resident’s meals, research finds

Research published by Sheffield Hallam University has revealed that care homes providing council-funded care spend just £2.44 a day on food and drink for residents.