Care funding news

Posted on 15 February 2012
Leading economist Andrew Dilnot has said the current funding system of those in need of care as “stupid”.Speaking at a Westminster Health Forum, he warned that if reform is not implemented shortly many people will have no option but to try and cheat ... More »
Posted on 14 February 2012
Researchers in the United States have found that using a cancer drug can rapidly clear destructive plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers.Tests on mice found that the plaques could be broken down at “unprecedented” speed.It also showed ... More »
Posted on 14 February 2012
A new care home in Cumbria will provide much needed facilities for 60 residents and create more than 100 new jobs if it gets the green light.The Good Companies has applied for planning permission to construct the facility behind Suttle House off Wigt... More »
Posted on 14 February 2012
Castlemead Housing and Care Group has received the go ahead for a new 63 bedroom facility on a site in Bradford on Avon, near Bath.The Wrexham-based firm has secured planning permission for the state of the art home, which will cost around £9 million... More »
Posted on 13 February 2012
Researchers in the United States are suggesting that there could be link between memory loss and a high calorie diet.When investigating the causes of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can be an early indicator of dementia, scientists found that ... More »
Posted on 13 February 2012
More than one million older people are missing out on benefits that they are entitled to, a minister has claimed.Steve Webb, the pensions minister, has stated that around 1.6 million elderly people are not claiming their pension credit entitlement.Co... More »
Posted on 10 February 2012
According to a new study conducted in Japan, drinking green tea can help you keep fit and active in old age.Scientists looked the effect of green tea in 14,000 adults aged 65 and over for three years and found that those which had regularly consumed ... More »
Posted on 09 February 2012
Boffins in the United States believe they have found a breakthrough in the fight against Parkinson's disease.The scientists have made human brain cells which replicate the ones that trigger the disorder.The breakthrough will enable scientist to look ... More »
Posted on 08 February 2012
Senior MPs have warned that continuing budget cuts are running the risk of elderly care being plunged into crisis. The government has been urged to join up health, housing and social services by a Commons health select committee because they feel th... More »
Posted on 08 February 2012
The Cheviot Care Home in South Shields has been given an award by South Tyneside Council because of the excellent food it serves to its residents.Following a visit from council inspectors, the home was given a 5 star rating under the Food Standard Ag... More »

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