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The former operator of a care home has been fined after a resident suffered serious injuries from a fall. See article in Care Home Professional.

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (Scie) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have produced a quick guide for care home managers to help them recognise and prevent delirium. Click here. 

Here's a flow chart showing actions to take after a fall. Click here.

A care provider has been fined £190,000 following the death of a disabled resident who broke his neck at a nursing home in West Yorkshire, according to ITV news website.

The great majority of both fatal and non-fatal accidents involving older people are falls - information from RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.