Experts have warned that children in care need stability in their lives.Read the full story ›
Daisy Staines, who died last month aged 104, couldn't remember if any of her friends were still alive because of her dementia.Read the full story ›
There are fears of care home closures across the nation as the industry faces an unsustainable £1bn-a-year funding gap.Read the full story ›
Nurses have told an inquest into the deaths of three care home residents they found one sat in his own excrement for up to four hours.Read the full story ›
The elderly woman's son complained to the council that his mother had been deprived of her liberty in an 'unprecedented' legal case.Read the full story ›
Inspectors said the use of phrases such as 'love' and 'sweetie' could be seen as 'demeaning and patronising'.Read the full story ›
Failing care homes could be could be put into a similar failure category as poor-performing hospitals, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to announce.
Mr Hunt will say that most of the hospital trusts that were put into special measures a year ago have shown significant improvements.
From October more care services across England will now face a "tough" new inspection regime, he will say.
The services that are rated inadequate face being put into "special measures" and if they fail to make improvements following this they could be shut down, he will add.
Putting hospital trusts in special measures was a move introduced as part of the Government's response to the Stafford Hospital scandal.
The family of a brain-damaged man have spoken of the "horrendous" abuse he went through at the hands of two healthcare workers.
A male relative told ITV News the case "frightens you for everybody that's out there now" who might not have a family to support them in such cases.
The family of the man, who has not been named, installed a hidden camera in his clinic to film the behaviour of the two care assistants.
Rita Page and Lynette Crook are facing jail after pleading guilty to five charges relating to abuse at the facility in Bury in Lancashire.
The pair_ _were warned by the judge at Bolton Crown Court that they could expect a custodial sentence over their treatment of the man, who has not been named.
Four care workers have been sentenced after taking part in the "gratuitous sport" of abusing elderly dementia sufferers at a nursing home.Read the full story ›
Darren Smith, Katie Cairns, Gemma Pearson and Carol Moore showed complete disregard for the well-being of the people they had been entrusted to care for.
Further to that, their ill-treatment was directed at some of the most vulnerable members of our community - these people couldn't speak out or defend themselves.
Their behaviour was utterly contemptible and I can only hope they will now reflect on their actions and see just how cowardly their conduct was.
I would once again like to take this opportunity to commend those members of staff who displayed great courage and decency in speaking out against this despicable behaviour.