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Our second Care Update published

12 March 2013

Care for people with dementia is not meeting their needs as services are struggling to cope, according to our latest Care Update.

The second Care Update report also highlights concerns around the quality of services for people with mental health issues and learning disabilities.

The report, which updates on the first issue (published in June last year) and our national State of Care publication, draws on information from our inspections and a range of other data. It also builds on the views and experiences of people who use services.

The findings show people living in a care home and suffering from dementia are more likely to go to hospital with avoidable conditions such as urinary infections.

Once there, they are more likely to stay longer, be readmitted or die than those without dementia.

Find out more

Take a look at our infographic or download the full report on our Care Update section of this website.

Social Care Institute for Excellence has a number of useful resources in relation to dementia. You can find links to these resources in our press release: CQC Care Update.

Last updated:
29 May 2017