The Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s report, covering over 33,000 inspections of around 24,000 adult social care locations, found that many elderly people across England continue to receive care in nursing homes, care homes and from home-care services which is not good enough. The majority of adult social services are of a high standard, but about a fifth were rated as “requires improvement” and 2% were rated as “inadequate”.
One in three nursing homes in England were found to display failures of safety in terms of issues such as incorrect medications, insufficient hydration and nutrition and unnecessary risk of falls.
Triggle, N. (2017). Vulnerable ‘playing Russian roulette’ choosing care. London: BBC Health News, July 6th 2017.
The state of adult social care services 2014 to 2017. [Press Release]. [Online]: Care Quality Commission, July 6th 2017.
This relates to:
The state of adult social care services 2014 to 2017: findings from CQC’s initial programme of comprehensive inspections in adult social care. Newcastle upon Tyne: Care Quality Commission, July 2017.
There is also an executive summary
The state of adult social care services 2014 to 2017 report published. [Online]: Care Quality Commission, July 6th 2017.
Music, Singing and Wellbeing (What Works Centre for Wellbeing)
Possibly of interest, regarding music, singing and wellbeing:
Victor, C. Daykin, N. [and] Mansfield, L. [et al] (2016). A systematic review of the wellbeing outcomes of music and singing in adults and the processes by which wellbeing outcomes are achieved. Volume 3: Music and singing interventions for adults living with dementia. What Works Centre for Wellbeing, December 2016.
There is also an Executive Summary.
Further background interest, a literature review:
Daykin, N. Julier, G. [and] Tomlinson, A. [et al] (2016). Review of the grey literature: music, singing and wellbeing. Culture, Sport and Wellbeing: Evidence Review Programme. What Works Centre for Wellbeing, November 2016.