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Nurses warn of care home challenges

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A study undertaken by The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) of 600 nurses working in care homes has found that almost four in 10 (38%) feel that the homes are understaffed. While a quarter (26%) do not believe they have the adequate equipment or medical supplies. 

Almost half of the nurses surveyed (48%) said their homes are already accepting residents from hospital, with acute care needs to fill empty places, despite concerns about the levels of care.
Read more:
http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/press_releases/uk/care_homes_lack_resources_to_provide_quality_care_-_rcn

This article was provided by the Solicitors for the Elderly April 2012 newsletter.

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