Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Care home provider installs music streaming service after noticing 'worrying trend of wall to wall Vera Lynn'

Sue Learner, Editor , 28-Jul-16 article from 'Innovative Care' section

Residents at Wellburn Care Homes have been listening to Adele and Slade, after the provider installed an online music streaming service due to concerns that care home residents tend to be given “wall to wall Vera Lynn telling them

Poorest will be 'hit hardest' by state pension age rises, warns charity

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 28-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

The poorest and most disadvantaged are set to be hit the hardest if state pension age continues to rise based on life expectancy alone, according to new research. The charity Age UK, has revealed that increases

Blackpool care home joins Outstanding club

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 28-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

The Willows Care Home in Blackpool has made it into the top one per cent of care homes rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). CQC inspectors visited the nursing home last March and found

People with dementia 'have a future and need to live in the now' not just reminisce about the past

Sue Learner, Editor , 27-Jul-16 article from 'Innovative Care' section

Reminiscence is the latest buzzword when it comes to dementia and a growing number of care homes now offer reminiscence therapy with activities based around things people feel passionate about such as football or music from the past. However

Eye and smell tests could reveal early signs of dementia

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 27-Jul-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

Eye and smell tests could be used to help spot the early signs of dementia, years before people experience memory symptoms, new research has suggested. The study conducted by London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital

NHS fails to meet NICE referral targets for arthritis patients at risk of long-term disability

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

Four in five patients with early inflammatory arthritis are at risk of long-term disability and reduced life expectancy due to delays in NHS treatment, according to new research. The National Rheumatoid and

Men 'more likely to be misdiagnosed with dementia' than women

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 26-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

Men who have dementia are more at risk of being misdiagnosed compared to women, research has revealed. The research could help to explain why past statistics have indicated that women are more likely to develop the condition. Researchers

'Beardjazzled' world record event raises £4,000 for dementia research

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 26-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

Bearded men from across the UK gathered at Northampton Town Festival after signing up to get ‘beardjazzled’ to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research. The beardjazzled event was organised by Northampton-based company DP Marketing

Go forth and be terrified: Care home staff abseil Scotland's iconic bridge

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 26-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

With trains hurtling on the tracks above their heads, four care workers battled against high winds and their own fear to abseil down Scotland’s Forth Bridge. Descending down the 150ft structure to terra

Most care homes rated good but almost 350 face closure says watchdog

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

The majority of Britain’s care homes (67 per cent) have received a Good rating from inspectors but 342 face being shut down (three per cent) if they do not improve. A total of 7,652 care homes have been

People with 'complex' and 'social jobs' could have reduced risk of dementia

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 25-Jul-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

Certain genes and lifestyle factors such as the type of job someone has could help to increase reliance against a person’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to the latest research. Speaking at the Alzheimer’s

Care Home Idol changes perceptions showing 'caring and loving care homes'

Sue Learner, Editor , 22-Jul-16 article from 'Features' section

carehome.co.uk, the leading care home review website, has launched Care Home Idol 2016. This popular talent contest was set up back in 2013 to reveal the warmth and fun in many care homes and showcase the

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