Elderly 'subject to poor home care' in England

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A quarter of home-care services provided to the elderly in England fail to meet quality and safety standards, inspectors have said.

More than 700,000 people above the age of 65 rely on home help for activities such as washing, dressing and eating.

But the Care Quality Commission found evidence of rushed appointments and botched assessments during its review of 250 services.

Mike Sergeant reports.

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