Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs dies of dementia but much-loved Manuel lives on

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 02-Dec-16 article from 'News' section

Best known for being beaten about the head with a frying pan in the 1970s comedy Fawlty Towers, the actor Andrew Sachs, who played Manuel in the sitcom, has died of vascular dementia at a care home for actors. The

Managing falls and fracture risk in care homes

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 02-Dec-16 article from 'Features' section

The prevention and management of falls is an important issue in maintaining quality of life and independence for older people, particularly for those living in care homes. According to the National Institute

Older people find Christmas companionship with Abbeyfield charity to combat 'crushing' loneliness and isolation

Charley Walker, News Editor , 01-Dec-16 article from 'News' section

Older people’s housing and care charity Abbeyfield is opening its doors at its homes across the country this Christmas, welcoming isolated older people who would otherwise spend the festive period alone. The

Social care crisis impeding ambulance service efficiency

Charley Walker, News Editor , 30-Nov-16 article from 'News' section

Ambulances are failing to reach dying patients fast enough because of problems in the NHS and social care. Freedom of Information requests by the BBC revealed that more than 500,000 hours of ambulance teams’

Four Seasons revenue rises and occupancy is highest for three years

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 30-Nov-16 article from 'News' section

Britain’s largest care provider Four Seasons Health Care reports its Q3 revenue and care home occupancy has risen, prompting its chairman to promise to ‘build on the turnaround’. The group has reported

'Alarming shortage' of specialist consultants and nurses hindering stroke rehabilitation and aftercare

Charley Walker, News Editor , 29-Nov-16 article from 'News' section

Health experts are calling for an improvement in stroke rehabilitation services following an official audit of stroke services commissioned by the NHS. Around 9,000 patients a year could be missing out on

PM backs '1 Million Minutes' campaign to befriend lonely older people this Christmas

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 29-Nov-16 article from 'News' section

Prime Minister Theresa May has backed Good Morning Britain’s '1 Million Minutes' campaign, asking people to pledge just 30 minutes of their time to help a lonely older person this Christmas. Launched in

Scottish care home uses pioneering light therapy to treat skin conditions

Sue Learner, Editor , 28-Nov-16 article from 'News' section

A care home in Scotland has successfully trialled light therapy to treat residents with skin conditions and now plans to use it on a permanent basis. Marchglen Care Centre in Clackmannshire has been using

Football mascot becomes Dementia Friend in partnership with Alzheimer's Society

Charley Walker, News Editor , 28-Nov-16 article from 'News' section

Hartlepool United has taken steps towards becoming a dementia friendly club by training its mascot, H’Angus the Monkey, as a Dementia Friend. Together with full-time staff at the League Two outfit, H’Angus

Alzheimer's charity awarded £172,000 grant for 'promising' research

Charley Walker, News Editor , 25-Nov-16 article from 'News' section

The Denise Coates Foundation has donated a generous £172,000 to Alzheimer’s Research UK to fund two dementia research projects. The grant will be used to fund two three-year PhD research scholarships at the

Songwriter of chart-topping charity single misses his mum who had dementia 'most at Christmas'

Sue Learner, Editor , 25-Nov-16 article from 'News' section

Songwriter Alan Stott has teamed up with Birmingham Conservatoire to join the race for the Christmas number one, with a jazz version of ‘What are we gonna do for Christmas?’ in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. The

Care homes join Mannequin challenge craze

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 25-Nov-16 article from 'News' section

Chelsea pensioners' success in staying still like statues in their Royal Hospital Chelsea home has led to other care homes getting in on the act, by posting videos of residents doing the Mannequin Challenge. Move

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