Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Care homes face higher CQC fees from 2017

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 20-Oct-16 article from 'News' section

Care home providers with 26-30 residents could see the fees they are charged by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) go up from £4,212 to £4,375 from next April. The care watchdog is proposing to increase

Paying the price for a failing care system: Self-funders face 'eye wateringly high' care home fees

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 20-Oct-16 article from 'News' section

Older people are facing increasingly high care home fees to subsidise the lower fees paid by councils for those who cannot afford to pay, a charity has warned. According to Age UK’s report ‘Behind the headlines:

The care sector is absent from party conferences

Becky Moles, Senior Account Executive at PLMR , 19-Oct-16 article from 'Opinion' section

Conference season is always an exciting time for those of us who class ourselves as political nerds. If we can’t attend in person, we’ll be eagerly following the announcements on Twitter, TV or online. But now it’s over and it’s back

Labour puts Tories in the dock for 'reckless' adult social care cuts

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 19-Oct-16 article from 'News' section

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Prime Minister of ‘failing elderly people who need social care’ in a series of shots fired at Theresa May during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). ‘Reckless

Charity raises concerns care homes are feeding meat to vegetarians with dementia

Sue Learner, Editor , 19-Oct-16 article from 'Features' section

A charity has raised concerns that when care home residents lose their mental capacity and ability to express themselves, some care homes are failing to respect their beliefs and are feeding them meat. There

Theresa May to export UK's care expertise to India

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 19-Oct-16 article from 'News' section

The UK Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with India to implement healthcare projects which transport the expertise of the UK’s NHS organisations, companies and universities to India. Northumbria

Elderly fall sick from too much drug-taking on doctor's orders

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 17-Oct-16 article from 'News' section

Elderly people are entering hospital because their GPs are prescribing them too many drugs, a new study reveals. Polypharmacy relates to the use of five or more drugs to treat a person but the practice of

'Realistic' fire drill tests safety of Salisbury care home

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 17-Oct-16 article from 'News' section

A family-owned care home provider put team members on the spot in a surprise fire drill complete with ‘smoke and fire’, attending fire crews and simulated casualties. Staff at Colten Care's Braemar Lodge in Salisbury completed the

Twins: One receiving care, one a care manager with very different lives, brought together by the same care provider

Sue Learner, Editor , 14-Oct-16 article from 'News' section

Twins Pav Hughes and Jags Kalsi, have led very different lives, with Pav working in the health and social care sector and Jags living with a learning disability, autism and OCD. However, they have now been

Prostate cancer treatment may double risk of dementia

Charley Walker, News Editor , 14-Oct-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

There is a significant link between a common therapy for prostate cancer and increased risk of dementia, a new study reveals. Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a widely used therapy for prostate cancer

Fragile adult social care sector 'at tipping point' despite good care says watchdog

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 13-Oct-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

The majority of care homes and home care providers are giving ‘good quality care’, the Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s State of Care report reveals but growing demand and financial pressures mean the adult social care market is ‘approaching

Pirates of the Caribbean actor opens £800,000 revamped care home

Sue Learner, Editor , 13-Oct-16 article from 'News' section

Welsh actor Steve Speirs, who starred in Pirates of the Caribbean as well as TV comedy Big School with Catherine Tate and David Walliams, has officially opened Greenhill Manor care home in Merthyr, Wales, which has undergone an extensive

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