Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Dedicated care home staff and pet rabbit honoured with awards

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 27-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

An Ayrshire care home is celebrating after three of its staff members and their house pet won UK-wide awards. Bupa’s Claremont Care Home, in Whitletts, Ayr, scooped three awards at the annual Bupa Care Home Awards 2016, taking

Care home residents rock and roll for charity

Charley Walker, News Editor , 26-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

The Knoll Care Home in Gloucestershire travelled back to the 1950s to relive the age of rock and roll, in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day. Residents at the care home in Tuffley, Gloucestershire grabbed

Care home rated Outstanding for risk-taking

Charley Walker, News Editor , 26-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

A Shropshire-based care home has been rated Outstanding for its approach to risk-taking and emotional development. Welwyn care home, which provides support for people with learning difficulties, was praised

Monty Python star Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia causing progressive loss of language

Sue Learner, Editor , 23-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Terry Jones, famous for directing and starring in the Monty Python films, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life, has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia - a severe form of dementia affecting one's ability to speak. The

Essex care home workers shave their heads for charity

Sue Learner, Editor , 23-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Two care workers from St Mary’s Court care home in Braintree, Essex, have joined thousands of people around the country in shaving their hair for Macmillan Cancer Research. Yasmin Grey and Dawn Potter took

Peruvian scarf made from alpaca wool attracts distant furry cousin to care home

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 23-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

A pair of alpacas names Oli and Jimmy made their way to a care home in Salisbury and managed to sniff out the wool of a distant relative. To the surprise of residents at Braemar Lodge nursing home, three-year-old

Care home receives a visit from Chelsea Pensioners

Charley Walker, News Editor , 22-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Southlands Place care home in Bexhill has played host to a visiting group of Chelsea Pensioners. The iconic faces of the UK’s veteran community, the Chelsea Pensioners reside at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Music festival sponsored by Wellburn Care raises over £3k for charity

Charley Walker, News Editor , 22-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

A Wellburn Care sponsored music festival in York proved to be a success welcoming more than a thousand spectators and raising more than £3,000 for charity. More than 1,500 visitors of all ages and backgrounds

Academics find 'excessive' use of antipsychotics in care homes

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 21-Sep-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

A major study has found no reduction in the prescribing of high risk antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia in care homes, despite a Government strategy recommending their use be curbed. The length

Care worker struck off for telling a resident to 'Hurry up and die'

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

A care assistant has been struck off for subjecting care home residents to verbal abuse that included the insult ‘Hurry up and die’. At a hearing on 12 September, Barry Wilton faced 17 charges by the Scottish

'Elderly Olympics' sees care homes compete in walking frame slalom

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

Never mind Rio 2016 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, eager competitiors from care homes across the Swedish region of Jura have battled it out in their own Olympics. Some of the well-seasoned competitiors

Theresa May has vowed to create a fairer country for all - social care is a good starting point

Jonathan Millman, Senior Research and Monitoring Executive at PLMR , 19-Sep-16 article from 'Opinion' section

Standing on the steps of Downing Street, after her expected appointment as Leader of the Conservative Party and Britain’s second female Prime Minister, Theresa May vowed to make Britain a fairer country for all. Where better to start

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