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Three care homes in Stirlingshire operated by the same care provider have been told to make urgent improvements by the Care Inspectorate. The services, owned by Mauricare Ltd, are Ashford House in Bridge of Allan, Ashlea House (pictured) in Callander and Ashwood House also located in Callander. Inspectors who visited…
A dozen Alzheimer's drugs that can halt, slow or reverse the disease could be available to patients in three years, a report has revealed. All of the 12 treatments are in late stage Phase III trials, the final hurdle before a new medicine is licensed. If any of them live…
More must be done to stop dying people having unnecessary emergency admissions to hospital, a charity has said. Marie Curie said emergency admissions for people in their last year of life can often be avoided if there is appropriate support in the community. The charity found that in 2016 there…
Hospitals should make it easier for carers of dementia patients to stay with their loved one outside of visiting hours, the WI has said. The call from the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) comes after its latest report, which concluded that dementia patients are "suffering unnecessarily" while being cared…
More funding should be provided to help prevent falls, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. LGA analysis of NHS figures shows 316,669 people aged 65 and over were admitted to hospital last year due to falling - a 9% increase on 2013-14. Based on this trend, admissions will reach…
Hundreds of pharmacists will be deployed in care homes amid concerns the elderly are over-medicating. Around 180,000 people living in nursing or residential homes will have their medicines checked, NHS England announced on Friday. The health body said elderly care home residents are prescribed seven medicines a day on average,…
An older woman was left in temporary accommodation that was ‘at best shabby, dirty and in disrepair,’ miles away from her GP and social networks because Rother District Council had no temporary accommodation across the whole borough, a Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman investigation has found. The woman was…
There have been more than 10,000 "additional deaths" in England and Wales over the first few weeks of the year, experts have said. A new editorial published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) highlights that during the first seven weeks of 2018 there were 93,990 deaths in England and Wales,…
The number of care homes rated "inadequate" or requiring improvement increased in one in five English council areas last year, according to new analysis. Figures compiled by older people's charity Independent Age showed dramatic variations in the quality of care homes across the country, with 28.2% performing poorly in the…
A care home for older people in West Dumbartonshire must make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents, the Care Inspectorate has said. Inspectors have served a formal Improvement Notice on Clyde View House Care Home in Cardross following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists…
A "revolutionary" flu vaccine that can be administered as a pill has been developed by British scientists The vaccine tablet does not need refrigeration, making it easier to transport and more suitable for developing countries with warm climates. Researchers at the University of Cardiff produced the pill by creating synthetic…
The Government is to inject more than £300 million in developing the technologies needed to support an ageing population. With 10 million Britons currently alive expected reach the age of 100, ministers say they need to "revolutionise" the way people get older, ensuring they remain healthy and independent for longer.…