There is a wealth of useful information and resources available on the internet regarding care of the elderly and we have cherry picked what Gorsey Cough regard as the most interesting and relevant articles.

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The Care Act

The Care Act contains significant measures to modernise and integrate health and social care.

NHS funded nursing care in nursing homes

A document providing information on NHS funded nursing care for people in or about to enter a nursing home.

NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care

Leaflet produced to answer questions about NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care following the changes that came about with the introduction of the National Framework.

Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework to empower and protect vulnerable people who are not able to make their own decisions. It makes it clear who can take decisions, in which situations, and how they should go about this. It enables people to plan ahead for a time when they may lose capacity. 

Supporting people with dementia and their carers

This guidence makes specific recommendations on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia and mixed dementias, as well as recommendations that apply to all types of dementia. Dementia in Parkinson’s disease shares a number of similarities with DLB.

The Alzheimer’s Society has a number of informative factsheets that are very useful.

Take the Check! Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss in the new name for the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) and has launched its telephone Hearing Check service. It’s a five minute test by telephone in which callers repeat a series of numbers using the telephone keypad.


Overview of the CQC’s regulation and inspection of adult social care

A document setting out how the CQC regulates adult social care in England, what their priorities are and how they work. 

The Fundamental Standards

From the 1st April 2015, the National Standards will be replaced by the Fundamental Standards.

What Standards you have a right to Expect from the Regulation of your Care Home

This guide helps you to understand what standards of care you have a right to expect in a care home and what to do if you experience bad care.

Food and Nutrition

What to eat

Practical nutritional advice for eating a healthy and balanced diet.

Food served to older people in residential care

The Food Standards Agency’s advice for healthy eating in residential care.

Social Care Jargon Buster

The Social care jargon buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean.

Bury Council

A Guide to Charges for Care in Residential and Nursing Homes

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