Care Home News

A 'golden age of harmony' exists between generations

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (02-Sep-15)

The myth that older and younger people live separate lives, divided by vast cultural and technological differences has been diminished by a recent survey commissioned by The Oddfellows Insight Report. Rather than being at loggerheads,.....

Warwickshire care home joins elite minority of care homes to be rated Outstanding

Sue Learner, Editor (28-Aug-15)

Galanos House care home in Warwickshire, West Midlands has joined a small elite group of care homes that have been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. There are currently 32 rated Outstanding,.....

iPads can make a big difference to people living with dementia 'if used in the right way'

Sue Learner, Editor (28-Aug-15)

If used in the right way, iPads can enhance the lives of older people and those living with dementia, according to a new study. Researchers at the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester.....

Food should be more targeted at the nutritional needs of care home residents

Sue Learner, Editor (27-Aug-15)

Nearly three-quarters of the care sector think the food served in care homes should be more targeted to the nutritional needs of individual residents. The opinion poll, carried out by the CAP Awards, found.....

People across the world living longer but spending more time in poor health

Sue Learner, Editor (27-Aug-15)

People globally are living on average six years longer than they did 25 years ago, however they are living longer with illness and disability, according to a new study. The research carried out by an international.....

Memory may decline three years before dementia onset

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (27-Aug-15)

People who are at risk of dementia could develop memory problems up two or three years before the onset of the disease, a new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology has revealed. Researchers.....

Nearly half of women in Europe die from heart disease

Sue Learner, Editor (26-Aug-15)

Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and strokes, is the cause of death for nearly half of all women in Europe, according to a new study. The research funded by the British Heart Foundation.....

Low levels of vitamin D may cause multiple sclerosis

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (26-Aug-15)

A lack of vitamin D could increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study has found. The research published in the journal, Public Library of Science (PLOS) has found a direct relationship between decreased.....

Five million people in England at risk of Type 2 diabetes

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

Public Health England (PHE) has today published a report warning of high numbers of people who are living at high risk of Type 2 diabetes. According to the public health body, an estimated five million people living in England.....

Ex-financial advisor jailed for stealing over £350,000 from people with dementia

Sue Learner, News Editor (25-Aug-15)

A former financial advisor has been sentenced to six years for defrauding three people with dementia and one with severe learning disabilities. Preston Crown Court heard how Peter Bottomley, of Hall Drive,.....

Soaring costs of dementia prompt renewed calls for increased investment to tackle 'global epidemic'

Nina Hathway, News Editor (25-Aug-15)

The total estimated worldwide cost of dementia has reached $818bn dollars (UK £521bn) and will become a trillion-dollar disease by 2018, finds the World Alzheimer Report 2015. In Europe there has been a 25 per cent increase in the.....

Thousands of people due to retire soon could face a deprived retirement

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-Aug-15)

More than 60 per cent of pensioners reaching state retirement age in 2016/17 will receive less than the full rate of the new single-tier state pensioner, anticipated to be £151.25 per week, after 6 April 2016. A.....

Patients miss out on targeted cancer drugs

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (21-Aug-15)

Thousands of cancer patients in England do not receive an annual test to see if they can benefit from personalised treatments, according to a new report compiled by Cancer Research UK. The report reviewed the National Health Service’s.....

Dementia increase could be stablising, but remains our most consistent health and social care challenge

Richard Howard, News Editor (21-Aug-15)

A study of dementia cases in five Western European countries has found evidence that the numbers of people developing the condition may be stabilising. Despite populations continuing to age, the research, published today in ‘The.....

Older people as likely to refuse cancer treatment as younger people

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (20-Aug-15)

Cancer support charity Macmillan has called for England’s health system to assess patients on individual need and circumstance, rather than ‘making assumptions around age’. A new study on over 1,500 people, commissioned by the.....

Care home providers warn Chancellor that Living Wage will put them out of business

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

Owners of the UK’s five biggest care home businesses have written to Chancellor George Osborne, predicting that a major provider will fail in the next two years as a result of Living Wage commitments, due to come into force in April.....

Human brain created in laboratory to advance Alzheimer’s research

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (19-Aug-15)

US researchers have developed an almost complete human brain laboratory dish to test new drugs and to study cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists at The Ohio State University have developed the brain organoid.....

Government's decision to delay cap on care costs is a 'double-edged sword'

Nina Hathway, News Editor (18-Aug-15)

As the dust begins to settle on Chancellor George Osborne’s budget announcements, the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) has commented on the Government’s decision to postpone the proposed cap on individuals’ care costs until.....

Residents become 'tech-savvy' at Broomfield Gardens

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (18-Aug-15)

A sheltered housing development in Airdrie have helped to develop their resident’s digital skills, after securing a grant from a local charity, The Voice of Experience Forum. The North Lanarkshire charity awarded Broomfield Gardens.....

Report challenges myths surrounding the post-war generation of 'baby boomers'

Nina Hathway, News Editor (18-Aug-15)

A report compiled by the Ready for Ageing Alliance (RAA) seeks to dispel the widely touted myth that there is a uniform group of older people in the UK – the so-called 'baby boomers' who are now aged between 55 and 70 – who have benefited.....