Elderly care "reduced to a production line of tasks" as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope

Elderly care 'reduced to a production line of tasks' as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope Many left suffering in loneliness as care workers spend as little as 15 minutes in someone's homeReport says carers received little training before performing difficult tasksOne care worker said: 'It's only a matter of time' before an accident happens | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 5 October 2012 Councils are treating vulnerable pensioners as a mere ‘production line’ of tasks to be completed by hard-pressed carers, according to a report which lifts the lid on the horrendous state of home care for the elderly.

Prince Harry hippo gives his happy handler a loving lick

Harry the hungry hippo gives his happy handler a loving lick. Adorable Harry the hippopotamus is no stick-in-the-mud when it comes to making friends with humans.