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30th September 2013

White Paper on regulation and inspection of social care published

The Welsh Government's White Paper on the inspection and regulation of social care has been published today. It sets out proposed reforms of the care and support legislative framework, including a .. read more »

28th September 2013

Number of older people aged 100+ soars in England and Wales

The number of older people aged over 100 years old has soared in England and Wales, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. In 1981, there were just 2,420 people aged 1.. read more »

26th September 2013

Welsh NHS must 'get it right for all older people' - Older People's Commissioner

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, yesterday released her report detailing the experience of older people in hospital in Wales saying she has seen evidence of improvements in .. read more »

25th September 2013

Wales Care Awards shortlist for 2013 announced

The Wales Care Awards shortlist has been announced for 2013. There are a total of 15 awards categories and 47 nominees this year. Thanks to everyone who nominated someone for the awards and to our j.. read more »

18th September 2013

Providers urged to check contingency plans for fire strike

The Welsh Government's Fire and Rescue Advisor and Inspector for Wales has urged social care providers to check their contingency plans and risk assessments ahead of next week's planned firefighters.. read more »

12th September 2013

Older people waiting longer than most in under-pressure A&E

A report published today (September 12) by the auditor general for Wales, Huw Vaughan Thomas, says unscheduled (emergency) care services across Wales are deteriorating. The report highlights proble.. read more »

10th September 2013

Better care for older people outside hospitals needed - health secretary

UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for better care for older people outside hospitals. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, published yesterday (September 9), Mr Hunt said: "Looking after.. read more »

10th September 2013

Early dementia assessments 'could lead to over diagnosis' claim

Dementia and geriatric medicine specialists writing in the British Medical Journal say that two thirds of over-80s could be diagnosed with dementia in future because doctors are subjecting older peo.. read more »

9th September 2013

Dementia 'reminiscence pods' pop up in hospitals

‘Reminiscence pods’ designed to help people with dementia have been popping up in hospitals across Wales, according to the Western Mail (September 8). The pods – like the one at.. read more »

6th September 2013

Older people contribute more than £1bn to Welsh economy

Census data released by the Office for National Statistics has revealed key changes in the way people over 65 are living in England and Wales. The data, from 2011 and 2011, analysed by ONS showed t.. read more »



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