Tag Archives: Human Rights in Care Homes

Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs in Care Homes (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service has drawn attention to a further study raising concern over the prescribing of psychotropic medicines for elderly people living in care homes. The study in question examined how psychotropic drugs – i.e. … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Dementia in Care Home Residents (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A survey by the Alzheimer’s Society has discovered that more than 320,000 of the 400,000 people living in the 20,000 care homes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have dementia or severe memory problems. This estimate is almost 30% higher than … Continue reading

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Care Home Whistleblowing Increases (CQC / BBC News)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reported an unusually large increase in the number of whistleblowing complaints concerning the poor treatment of care home residents. Over 4,300 whistleblowers came forwards in the past 16 months to complain about the treatment of elderly … Continue reading

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Care Home Residents Denied GP Medical Services? (BBC News)

Summary The English Community Care Association, a group representing the owners of care homes, says possibly one-third of residents might not receive the full range of GP services to which they are entitled. Doctors may refuse to visit elderly care home residents, offering a diagnosis over … Continue reading

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Commission on Improving Dignity in Care for Older People: Recommendations for Care Homes… and More Widely (Commission on Improving Dignity in Care)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary The draft report from the Commission on Improving Dignity in Care proposes the following ten key recommendations for care homes: … Continue reading

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm: a Legal Guide for Practitioners (SCIE)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary The Department of Health commissioned this document in 2009, which is up-to-date to December 2010. This guide is a response … Continue reading

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