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Care Home News

Management team confirms acquisition of the expanding Signature Senior Lifestyle

Richard Howard, News Editor (26-Feb-15)

A growing portfolio of luxury care homes has seen Signature Senior Lifestyle Ltd go from strength to strength since it was launched in 2006. Now, making the most of a robust financial set-up, the company’s management team have been successful in acquiring.....    read full article

Nuisance callers to be fined up to £500,000

Julia Corbett, News Editor (25-Feb-15)

Changes to the law made by the Government will make it easier to fine nuisance call companies for making unwanted marketing calls and texts. From 6 April 2015, businesses behind these types of calls can be fined up to £500,000.....    read full article

Care homes urged to enter this year’s CAP housekeeping and catering awards scheme

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Feb-15)

The CAP Awards, one of the healthcare industry’s leading measures of quality in housekeeping and catering, is unveiling its new awards scheme for 2015. The awards, which are open to care homes across the.....    read full article

Dementia research to get boost in participants from new online and telephone service

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Feb-15)

A new online and telephone service has been launched making it easier for people to take part in research into dementia. Join Dementia Research hopes to speed up the pace of dementia research by allowing.....    read full article

Government pledges to invest over £300m in dementia research

Sue Learner, News Editor (23-Feb-15)

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a new, long-term strategy over the next five years to combat dementia, which includes investing £300m in research into the disease. The announcement comes hot on.....    read full article

Dementia Friends campaign reaches one million goal

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Feb-15)

Over one million people have signed up in support of Dementia Friends, a campaign run by Alzheimer’s Society to change the public perception of the illness, surpassing the charity’s goal. The programme was launched just over.....    read full article

Care Show 2015 to focus on Big Debate ahead of General Election

Richard Howard, News Editor (20-Feb-15)

Arguably the biggest dates on the care sector calendar, the bi-annual Care Shows continue to go from strength to strength, offering innovative products a way into the market and giving key industry debate a platform to flourish. Held.....    read full article

Cost of new drugs could be putting NHS patients at risk

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (19-Feb-15)

The NHS could be paying over the odds for new drugs and could be causing more harm than good, research by health economists at the University of York has revealed today. The study looked at the implication.....    read full article

New study explores how countries can accelerate healthcare innovation

Richard Howard, News Editor (18-Feb-15)

Health services and care providers need the time and space to learn and adopt new methods, researchers at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) have urged. An ongoing WISH study, ‘Global Diffusion.....    read full article

Resource launched to aid end of life discussions with young adults

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (18-Feb-15)

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) has launched a new resource for families and professionals to use when having end of life discussions with young adults. Working in collaboration with charity, Together for Short.....    read full article

Dementia care achievements recognised in Northern Ireland

Richard Howard, News Editor (18-Feb-15)

Northern Ireland’s Older Persons Commissioner and the chief executive of Age NI have attended a Dementia Achievement Awards ceremony, organised by the Northern Ireland Dementia Services Development Centre (NI DSDC) to recognised quality.....    read full article

Bespoke Care sells Iceni House care home

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Feb-15)

A purpose-built 74 bed care home known as Iceni House in Swaffham, Norfolk has been sold to Target Healthcare REIT Limited and Norfolk Care Homes Limited. Bepoke Care acted for the vendors, Zest Care Homes.....    read full article

CQC’s chief inspector of adult social care visits 'best practice' military care home

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Feb-15)

Andrea Sutcliffe, chief inspector of adult social care for the Care Quality Commission, paid a special visit to the Royal Star & Garter Home, which cares for disabled ex-service men and women. The home in.....    read full article

New £30m research alliance will fast-track treatments for dementia

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Feb-15)

Alzheimer’s Research UK, has announced a £30m research collaboration, which will see nearly a hundred new research scientists fast-tracking the development of new treatments for dementia. The three flagship.....    read full article

Longevity think tank questions impact of trusting in online health information services

Richard Howard, News Editor (12-Feb-15)

A new report on ‘Next Generation Health Consumers’, undertaken by the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), has warned that older generations could suffer if plans to move health information services online or over the phone happen.....    read full article

Few people feel assured that businesses know their rights regarding Lasting Power of Attorney

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (11-Feb-15)

Less than 25 per cent of people living with dementia feel that businesses and professional organisations know and understand their rights regarding Lasting Power of Attorney, according to a recent study conducted by Alzheimer’s Society......    read full article

Care home creates traditional pub for residents to enjoy

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (09-Feb-15)

Bupa care home, Craigbank in Glasgow has devised a way for residents living with dementia to spend time reminiscing and socialising in a traditional pub environment. Though the pub is not licensed to serve.....    read full article

NHS may have to cope with an additional one million 50-plus people with serious illnesses in ten years

Nina Hathway, News Editor (09-Feb-15)

According to research providing the first estimate of the overall prevalence of serious illnesses among older people in England and the UK, the number of people over 50 with a serious illness is set to increase. However, improvements.....    read full article

Student voters want older generation protected from austerity cuts

Julia Corbett, News Editor (06-Feb-15)

The majority of students want older people protected from the effects of austerity and showed strong support for the older generation, a poll of over 2,500 students registered to vote has revealed. Over half of students felt.....    read full article

Drivers with dementia urged to inform DVLA or risk £1,000 fine

Julia Corbett, News Editor (04-Feb-15)

People who have been diagnosed with dementia must inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) of their condition or risk a £1,000 fine. Drivers could also face prosecution if they are involved in an accident as a result.....    read full article