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Number of older people registered blind falls seven per cent

Julia Corbett, News Editor (02-Sep-14)

Figures published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) shows a fall in the number of people over the age of 75 registered as blind or partially sighted. Compared to the last report published in 2011 there has been a..... read full article

CQC accepts it was too ‘easily reassured’ failing care home could improve

Julia Corbett, News Editor (02-Sep-14)

The CQC has accepted it could have done more to respond to early warning signs to prevent the mistreatment of residents at Hillcroft Throstle Grove care home in Lancashire in 2012. A Learning Review into how four care staff were able to..... read full article

Patients will rate hospitals on food quality in drive to improve nutrition

Sue Learner, News Editor (01-Sep-14)

The Government is giving patients the power to rate food on hospital wards, in order to encourage hospitals, to raise standards of the food they serve. For the first time, the NHS will have to abide by mandatory food..... read full article

Attenborough fans wanting to pay tribute asked to give donations to care home

Sue Learner, News Editor (28-Aug-14)

Lord Attenborough’s family have asked people wishing to pay tribute to the film star and director, to give a donation to the care home, where he spent the last years of his life. Oscar winner, Richard Attenborough,..... read full article

Residents to Radcliffe care home enjoy visit from Bury farm animals

HC-One (28-Aug-14)

Residents and relatives at HC-One’s Rose Court Care Home in Radcliffe enjoyed a fun visit from Pinhole Farm animals in Bury. Stuart Andrews, who runs Pinhole Farm, brought donkeys and sheep to Rose Court for the Residents and relatives to..... read full article

Care workers in court charged with abusing residents at Old Deanery care home

Sue Learner, News Editor (27-Aug-14)

Three care workers accused of assaulting and harassing residents, at the Old Deanery care home in Essex, have appeared in court. All three women are from Braintree and are Adeshola Adediwura, 32, Lorna Clark, 44,..... read full article

Latest News Analysis, Profiles, Features, Inside Politics, Innovative Care Home & Debates

Five lifestyle changes 'could reduce dementia risk'

Nina Hathway, News Editor (27-Aug-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

Taking exercise, eating a Mediterranean diet and learning a new hobby are among the top five tips to stave off dementia - but one in five Britons think there is nothing they can do says new research from a charity. A..... read full article

Generational divide should not hold care homes back from pursuing green credentials

Richard Howard, News Editor (22-Aug-14) article from 'Features' section

carehome.co.uk recently explored how the care home sector is well positioned to benefit from green energy initiatives, but according to a BT Global services survey older people, who make up sixty five per cent of residents in UK care..... read full article

Councils face £1.58bn bill as numbers almost double of those prepared to deplete wealth to avoid paying for care

Nina Hathway, News Editor (20-Aug-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

The proportion of people who would be happy to reduce their assets below the £23,250 threshold in order to ensure the state pays for the majority of their long-term care has almost doubled over the last year from 23 per cent to 41..... read full article

Care minister accused of 'besmirching' reputation of care homes

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Aug-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

The Registered Nursing Home Association has accused care minister Norman Lamb of “besmirching the reputation of care homes across the country with ill-chosen, over-generalised comments likely to create a negative impression of the..... read full article

Performers' perspectives on the value of drama in care homes

Richard Howard, News Editor (14-Aug-14) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

Of the many varied and stimulating activities that can contribute to entertainment in care homes, drama performances are perhaps the most interactive and engaging for their capacity to delight and stimulate residents. Actor Nicole..... read full article

Too many employees are leaving the care sector, according to NCF survey

Richard Howard, News Editor (06-Aug-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

Although poised to bring a historic Care Act into force, politicians and healthcare professionals are being warned that the UK’s care sector faces a potential ageing workforce crisis that is already having an impact on the performance..... read full article

Latest Press Releases

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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Memory Walk

Date: Sunday 07 Sep 2014   Location: Coventry Memorial Park
Organiser: Barchester Harper Fields   more details

The Dementia Challenge: Continuing the fightback

Date: Thursday 18 Sep 2014   Location: School of Music, University of Leeds
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NHS Productivity: Weathering the Storm

Date: Thursday 18 Sep 2014   Location: Manchester Conference Centre
  Contact: 0161 376 9007   website

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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Older People in the Media Awards 2014

Date: Thursday 13 Nov 2014   Location: London
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Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

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Pottery Workshops

Date: Tuesday 01 Oct 2013 – Wednesday 01 Oct 2014   Location: Court/Orangery/Stables
Organiser: Nynehead Court   Contact: 01823662481   more details

Art Workshop

Date: Tuesday 01 Oct 2013 – Wednesday 01 Oct 2014   Location: Court/Orangery
Organiser: Nynehead Court   more details

Pembroke Care News

Date: Monday 21 Oct 2013 – Saturday 21 Oct 2023   Location: Pembroke Care
Organiser: Pembroke Care   more details

Monthly Coffee Mornings

Date: Thursday 07 Nov 2013 – Thursday 04 Dec 2014   Location: Lancaster Grange
Organiser: Barchester Lancaster Grange Care Home   more details

Weekly Prize Winning Crossword Competion

Date: Thursday 20 Mar 2014 – Friday 20 Mar 2015   Location: Cubbington Mill Care Home
Organiser: Barchester Cubbington Mill Care Home   more details

Word of the Month

Date: Thursday 20 Mar 2014 – Friday 20 Mar 2015   Location: Cubbington Mill
Organiser: Barchester Cubbington Mill Care Home   more details