Top 3 reasons UK care home death rate soars


A decade ago there were an estimated 38,000 deaths in care homes a year. Last year the death rate hit more than 103,000, according to new figures uncovered by Professor Brian Jarman at Imperial College London.

Up to 27% of care homes in England have not submitted death rates to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the national regulator, despite a legal obligation to do so.

Numerous cases of the elderly being mistreated in their residential care homes. The Care Quality Commission says a third of care and nursing homes in England do not meet all the necessary standards.

Finally, it is all down to the unacceptably poor service quality contributing to an unpleasant experience for the elderly.

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