Tag Archives: Elder Abuse

Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Older People (Age UK / NHS England / MHF / JGCR)

Summary Age UK has reported the results of a YouGov survey which indicates that half of older adults (those aged 55 and older) have experienced mental health problems. Of this population group, 7.7 million people are estimated to have experienced … Continue reading

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Estimated Prevalence of Elder Abuse in the Community: a Global Assessment (Lancet Global Health)

Summary A systematic review and meta-analysis examining elder abuse prevalence in community settings across 28 countries identified a pooled prevalence rate of 15.7% for overall elder abuse. The rates were 11.6% for psychological abuse, 6.8% for financial abuse, 4.2% for … Continue reading

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Unlawful Deprivation of Liberty (BBC News)

Summary Milton Keynes Council’s decision to move a woman with dementia from her house to a care home has been judged unlawful by the Court of Protection. Full Text Link Reference Care home move ‘breached woman’s human rights’. London: BBC … Continue reading

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Under-Cover Work in Elderly Care Home Exposes Sub-Standard Care (BBC News / BBC One Panorama)

Summary Eight staff members have been suspended from the Old Deanery care home in Essex after an undercover investigation by BBC Panorama found cases of malpractice and poor care. Secret filming for the “Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed” Panorama TV … Continue reading

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Proposals for Zero Harm Culture in NHS (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Don Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which he co-founded in Cambridge (Massachusetts), is expected to release plans to create a “zero harm” culture in the NHS in England today. Prof. Berwick, being a world expert on patient safety, was asked by ministers … Continue reading

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Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards for Healthcare Support Workers (Skills for Health and Skills for Care)

Summary Skills for Health and Skills for Care were sponsored by the Department of Health in 2011 to develop a Code of Conduct and a set of National Minimum Training Standards for healthcare support workers. Read more: Code of Conduct and … Continue reading

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Time to Listen in Care Homes, Dignity and Nutrition Inspection Programme 2012 (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission‘s second Dignity and Nutrition report concerning care homes has been published alongside that for NHS hospitals. The CQC inspected 500 care homes, including 422 homes providing dementia care. It found that 84% of care homes respected … Continue reading

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Dignity and Nutrition In Hospitals: Inspection Programme Report (BBC News / CQC)

The Care Quality Commission‘s second Dignity and Nutrition report concerning NHS hospitals has found that roughly a third of hospitals fail to meet all the standards for nutrition and dignity. 50 hospitals were inspected by the CQC, of which 33 were meeting all of the five relevant … Continue reading

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Improving Later Life (Age UK)

Summary This electronic book is a compilation of themed insights, each of the sections being written by various experts in their fields, concerning the best evidence available on the main issues in the health and wellbeing of people aged 85 … Continue reading

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