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A "vulnerable" former carer has been cleared of a sex attack on an elderly dementia patient after more than 10 years spent protesting his innocence.Gareth William Jones was jailed for seven years in July 2008 after being found guilty of sexual activity by a care worker with a person with…
Reforms to make it simpler for care homes and hospitals to hold vulnerable people who cannot consent to treatment or care have cleared their first Commons hurdle - despite cross-party opposition and concern.Ministers were warned that the measures in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill could "potentially give private companies the…
More than 4.3 million elderly people are at risk of being without care because of where they live, new research has suggested.Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough care for people aged 75 and over to meet demand, with a third (34%) of local authorities…
A man has been charged with the murder of a 79-year-old woman at a seaside nursing home.June Knight suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, and police were called at about 10pm on Monday.Robert Knight, 52, will appear at Southend Magistrates' Court on Wednesday charged with…
A seaside nursing home has said it is "utterly shocked" after the suspected murder of an elderly woman.The 79-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex and police were called about 10pm on Monday.A Leigh-on-Sea man, 52, who is related to the woman, was arrested…
A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an elderly relative at a seaside care home in Essex, police said.The man, 52, was arrested at the scene after a woman in her 70s suffered fatal injuries at the Langley Lodge Care Home on Imperial Avenue in Westcliff-on-Sea…
A campaign to support older people experiencing care to move more often has been hailed as a success by independent research.In 2016 the Care Inspectorate was commissioned by the Scottish Government to deliver the Care…About Physical Activity (CAPA) improvement programme which aimed to improve the health and wellbeing, independence, and…
This year, for the first time, care home staff who regularly come into contact with residents are eligible for a free flu vaccination. The annual flu immunisation programme is now underway across Wales and all those eligible for a flu jab are being urged to get vaccinated as soon as…
The Government has suffered a further defeat at the hands of peers demanding strengthened safeguards for vulnerable people detained in care homes or hospitals.The House of Lords backed by 277 votes to 192, majority 85, a change to draft legislation to give the person being looked after and their representatives…
An 84-year-old man who killed his dementia-suffering wife with an iron pole in an "act of mercy" has walked free from court.Lawrence Franks was unable to cope with the worsening condition of wife Patricia, 86, but did not want to go against her wishes of not being placed in a…
Health teams working in the community are to get a multi-billion funding boost in a bid to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, the Prime Minister has announced.Theresa May pledged £3.5 billion a year in new real-terms funding for primary and community healthcare by 2023/24 as part of the forthcoming NHS long-term…
Patient care in the NHS is suffering due to vacancies in the health service, nurses have said as they called for significant investment in student funding.The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) called for at least £1 billion a year to be put into nursing education.A funding boost introduced as part…
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