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How upskilling nurses can solve the care home crisis

Call for specialist gerontological training and new online learning networks

Call for specialist gerontological training and new online learning networks

Care homes strive to provide good quality long-term care in the face of mounting pressures.

The population of those in the 85 and over age group is set to double by 2041 , and increased life expectancy will lead to substantial increases in care needs. Predictions suggest that another 71,125 care home places will be needed in the UK by 2025 .

Although there is acknowledgement from all quarters that we face a crisis – and that reform is urgently needed in the way older people are cared for – there

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