Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Elderly man arrested on suspicion of murder after wife dies in sheltered housing

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 24-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

An 87-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after police found the body of his wife at their extra care housing flat in Cambridgeshire. Police questioned Brendan Constant at the Poppyfields

'Burly tattooed fireman' grants 105-year-old care home resident's special birthday wish

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 23-Aug-16 article from 'Features' section

Crawcrook care home resident, Ivena Smailes recently celebrated her 105th birthday and got her unique birthday wish granted, when a tattooed fireman from the local fire station climbed a ladder to deliver her a birthday cake. When

Most over 55s have not budgeted for future care

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

The majority of people aged over 55 have not budgeted for their future care needs but have spent money from their pension pot early, new research reveals. A Citizens Advice poll of 501 British people aged

Hearing loss charity delivers vital support in care homes across North England

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 23-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

The charity Action on Hearing Loss has launched a new project in mainstream care homes across the North of England to improve the care and support provided to older people with hearing loss and reduce social isolation. The

Hundreds of volunteers participate in 'landmark study' to find cure for Alzheimer's disease

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 22-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

A landmark £6.9m study, which will see 250 volunteers undergo a series of thorough and rigorous tests, has been launched in the UK and could mark a turning point in tackling Alzheimer's disease. The Deep

Welsh social care's 'triple whammy' includes 145% rise in over 85s

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 22-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

Social care providers are calling for urgent action from the Government to deal with ‘a triple whammy’ threatening care homes and domiciliary care services in Wales caused by ‘chronic underfunding’, staff pay increases and a steep

Parkinson's symptoms could be detected by 'simple' eye test

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 19-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

Researchers have discovered a ‘revolutionary’ eye test that could identify signs of Parkinson's disease before brain changes occur. The findings, published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications,

Insufficient retirement housing set to cost taxpayers £14.5bn

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 19-Aug-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

The UK's lack of retirement housing could cost taxpayers an estimated £14.5bn over a 50 year period, a new report has revealed. The report produced by independent think tank, The Strategic Society Centre and not-for-profit care

Calcium supplements linked to increased risk of dementia in women

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 18-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

Calcium supplements have been linked to an increased risk of developing dementia in older women with certain health conditions. In a new study in the latest edition (17 August) of online journal Neurology,

Cancer overtakes heart disease as main cause of death in UK

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 18-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

With over 17 million deaths globally, cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease as the main cause of death in 12 European countries, including the UK. Research published in the European Heart Journal has

EU rules on language testing of healthcare staff putting patients at risk

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 17-Aug-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

Patients using health and care services could be at risk due to current EU legislation on language testing, which is making it difficult to ensure that health and care professionals can demonstrate their English language skills in

Average cost of a care home hits £30k - more than double pensioners’ income

Sue Learner, Editor , 17-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

The average cost of a care home has exceeded £30,000 for the first time ever, with the annual cost rising ten times faster than pensioners’ incomes, according to new research. The average cost of a care home

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