Care Home News

Dedicated care home staff and pet rabbit honoured with awards

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (27-Sep-16)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.....

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

Angeline Albert, News Editor (20-Sep-16)

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)

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.....

Years of cuts see elderly struggle to get help with care

Angeline Albert, News Editor (15-Sep-16)

Six consecutive years of cuts to local authority budgets have seen 26 per cent fewer people get help with care, says a report highlighting the 'bleak' state of social care services for England’s older people......

Bristol becoming dementia friendly city with dementia awareness sessions for businesses

Sue Learner, Editor (14-Sep-16)

Bristol is on its way to becoming a dementia friendly city with its initiative to enlist a hundred Bristol businesses to hold dementia awareness sessions for their employees. The dementia awareness group.....

Drug that can stop mental decline is good news for Alzheimer's patients

Angeline Albert, News Editor (01-Sep-16)

A drug has been found to stop the decline in memory and thinking skills of people in the early stages of Alzheimer's, according to a recent study. New research published in the journal Nature, which studied.....

Judge condemns failure to let dog visit elderly owner

Angeline Albert, News Editor (31-Aug-16)

A woman, described as totally devoted to her dog Bobby, was denied the chance to see her pet at her care home by the man managing her financial affairs. The woman who lacks the capacity to make decisions.....

Innovative village with post office and library helps care home residents reminisce

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (31-Aug-16)

A Falkirk care home has opened an innovative ‘village’ to help residents who are living with dementia connect with past memories. The village concept at Bupa’s Newcarron Court Care Home is made up of a working post office, greengrocer’s, ladies’.....

Nursing home fined for data breach after laptop with residents' details is stolen

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (26-Aug-16)

A nursing home in County Antrim has been fined £15,000 for failing to adequately protect sensitive data about its staff and residents. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) launched the investigation.....

'Guns are not keepsakes' warn police after care home shooting

Angeline Albert, News Editor (25-Aug-16)

Old weapons from the past must be surrendered say police, following the sentencing of an 87-year-old man who shot his wife at a care home using a gun from World War II. Ronald King who has dementia was sentenced.....

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

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (24-Aug-16)

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.....

Most over 55s have not budgeted for future care

Angeline Albert, News Editor (23-Aug-16)

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)

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.....