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Low expectations: attitudes on choice, care and community for people with dementia in care homes
This report updates and builds on the Home from home report,
published in 2008. Findings show that up to 80% of care home residents
have dementia or severe memory problems; while excellent quality care
does exist, pessimism about life in care homes is leading to people
settling for less; 70% of the general public would be worried about
going into a care home and two thirds (64%) don't think the sector is
doing enough to tackle abuse. It calls on the government and care homes
to demand better minimum standards and more effective regulation.