Top 10 Films with Heroes Who are Over 60 Years Old


It happens to all of us. It’s as certain as taxes and the tacky antics of reality television ‘stars.’  We will all die one day. Now flashback as far as you can…five years, a decade, two or more and see how much has changed. Do you like the same music? Do you support the same political party? Are you with someone you love, or have you lost your ability to simply feel said emotion. Time takes its toll, and in the end, what we don’t learn from its passage predicts our inability to deal with what’s ahead. Here is the list of top 10 films about Old People:


10        Gran Torino

9          The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

8          Harry and Tonto

7          Tokyo Story

6          Tatie Danielle

5          Strangers in Good Company

4          The Straight Story

3          Up

2          Away from Her

1          The Up Series

David Cameron wants to improve protection of older and disabled people from abuse

care-home-David Cameron wants to improve protection of older and disabled people from abuse

British Prime Minister David Cameron promised to look into relevant laws and regulations to seek more protection of older and disabled people from abuse and neglect.

Mr. Cameron is considering many proposals and the proposed change to legislation would ensure a believed case of abuse or neglect is detected and acted upon. Many charities, care homes and NGOs have welcomed that Government’s commitment to bring in changes to ensure that care home and care agency bosses are properly held to account if they preside over a culture of abuse and neglect.

The commitment was given to a delegation including Action on Elder Abuse, a charity working to protect older and vulnerable people from further incidents of abuse and neglect. The chief executive Gary was pleased that the Prime Minister has recognised the importance of the changes we are proposing, and will look again at how legislation can be improved. Thousands of older people are abused each year and theirs is a silent scream of pain and suffering.

Record numbers of warnings sent to care homes over illegally poor standards

More than 900 notices have been issued by the health watchdog in the past year, indicating that institutions could be closed or prosecuted without urgent action to improve, Record numbers of warnings sent to care homes over illegally poor standards

Inspectors found staff falsifying medical records and failing to investigate claims of abuse, while residents were put at risk from scalding water, and left in filthy and unheated rooms. The figures from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) show that the number of official warnings issued has risen by 43 per cent, from just over 600, in just one year. Experts said the catalogue of failings exposed a crisis in the care home sector even greater than the recent Keogh investigation into hospitals with high death rates.

Patients’ groups expressed fears that the residential homes identified as failing could be “the tip of the iceberg” as CQC’s own management has admitted that the current inspection system, which is about to be overhauled, is “totally flawed” and has missed a series of scandals.

Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director General of Age UK said: “Older people and their families deserve to have confidence that the services they use will provide high quality care, yet clearly there is still a long way to go before this is the reality across the board.”

A spokesman for CQC said the watchdog was drawing up plans for a new “tougher more effective” approach to regulation in social care, which will go to public consultation.

Don’t-care Centre?

When two former care workers were jailed in June for abusing, assaulting and humiliating severely disabled people in an NHS hospital day centre, there were calls for a wide-ranging inquiry into why it had taken six years to bring them to account after a whistleblower had raised the,  don't-care centre

But last month some of the agencies responsible for the failures in care and the delay in securing justice for the 12 victims at the Solar Centre in Doncaster, let themselves off the hook announcing that there would be no inquiry or serious case review. Public raised eyebrows and wondered, is this a don’t-care centre?

Nursing assistants Susan Murphy, 44, and James Hinds, 59, were jailed for two years and nine months for 25 charges of serious ill-treatment of several disabled patients. The victims were often slapped and hit around the head; Hinds was said to have dragged one man across the floor by his hair and stabbed another repeatedly with a needle on the arm and hand because he wouldn’t sit down; Murphy was said to have locked another patient in a cupboard.