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Care Home News

Specialist dementia care unit opened by care minister

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Dec-14)

A six bedroom unit specifically designed and built for people with dementia has been opened at NorseCare’s residential care home St Nicholas House in Norfolk. The unit has been made possible because of a.....    read full article

The Abbeyfield Society offers a helping hand to older people at Christmas

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (19-Dec-14)

Housing and support charity for older people, The Abbeyfield Society are running a campaign to help prevent older people from being lonely and isolated this Christmas. The Coping at Christmas campaign is in its fifth year and.....    read full article

Fundraising activities raise £5,000 for The Care Workers Charity

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Dec-14)

Around £5,000 has been raised by healthcare professionals attending industry events hosted by DP Events since the summer, for The Care Workers Charity. The most recent two day forum held at the Grange St.....    read full article

CQC report into Calderstones NHS Trust highlights 'sickening' record

Richard Howard, News Editor (18-Dec-14)

England’s care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has revealed the extent of failures recorded at Calderstones NHS Trust, which includes a number of abusive practices that adults with learning disabilities have been subject.....    read full article

Care cook of the year competition open for 2015 entries

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Dec-14)

Keen care home catering staff and chefs have until 6 Feb 2015 to enter the 15th annual National Association of Care Catering’s Care Cook of the Year competition. Entrants must design and cook a tasty and nutritionally balanced.....    read full article

'Store-to-door' partnership brings Christmas to care home residents

Richard Howard, News Editor (18-Dec-14)

Residents of Lewin House, in Aylesbury, have been able to enjoy a supermarket shopping experience within the comforts of the home, after owners decided new options were needed to make Christmas shopping for loved ones easier. Partnering.....    read full article

More than six million older people suffering from hearing loss in the UK and not receiving treatment

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (17-Dec-14)

There are 10 million people within the UK suffering from hearing loss, of those, more than 6 million are over 65 whilst the rest are working age and a further 800,000 are deaf, according to Action on Hearing Loss. A.....    read full article

Centenarian's painting turned into Christmas card

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (16-Dec-14)

A snowy landscape scene painted by a care home resident at Colten Care’s Lymington home has been selected as the Christmas card design for the groups Belmore Lodge. The painting, completed by resident and.....    read full article

Thousands of over 65s are worried about being lonely this Christmas

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (15-Dec-14)

Almost 400,000 older people are concerned about being lonely this Christmas in the UK alone according to research conducted by Age UK. A further 2.5 million older people revealed that they were not looking forward to Christmas.....    read full article

Pioneering new dementia café opens for Watford care home

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (12-Dec-14)

Residents at the Prince Michael of Kent Court care home in Watford have been enjoying a new dementia café within the home. The care home, owned and managed by the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI).....    read full article

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity urges people to sponsor a puppy this Christmas

Julia Corbett, News Editor (12-Dec-14)

Military forces, celebrities and sports teams have backed a charity campaign urging people to sponsor a puppy this Christmas to raise funds to train dogs for people who are deaf. Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.....    read full article

Preventing Alzheimer's Disease - what you can do

Sue Learner, News Editor (12-Dec-14)

Up to 21 million people in the UK have friends or family living with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia affecting their memory, communication, thought and personality. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there will be.....    read full article

Bield residents get fit and celebrate new Zen garden

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (11-Dec-14)

Residents living at Bield Springbank Gardens in Falkirk have been participating in a new exercise class, allowing them to get fit, and feel healthier. The exercise class takes place on a weekly basis and was initially started.....    read full article

Nearly half of Britons feel uncomfortable talking to someone recently bereaved

Sue Learner, News Editor (10-Dec-14)

Talking about bereavement remains a taboo for many people in Britain, according to a new study. The research published by the Dying Matters Coalition revealed 47 per cent of people in Britain feel uncomfortable.....    read full article

Big Lottery grant to help thousands of older people receiving abuse

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (10-Dec-14)

The Big Lottery Fund has awarded the charity, Action on Elder Abuse a new £2 million National Lottery grant to help and offer support to thousands of older people who are at risk of hidden abuse at the hands of care workers or relatives. The.....    read full article

Winter warmer packs delivered to protect vulnerable from freezing temperatures

Julia Corbett, News Editor (10-Dec-14)

As the UK has its first weather warnings and temperatures drop, a campaign to protect the most vulnerable over winter has been launched in Wandsworth. The Winter Warmer Campaign is providing free warmer packs for older and disabled.....    read full article

Stair climber helps care home with mobility problem

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (09-Dec-14)

A care home in Bolton has received support from a specialist company that creates and supplies disability aids. Grange Lea care home provides residential care for older people with Alzheimer’s, physical disabilities and decreased.....    read full article

Care home residents join latest NASA mission to Mars

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (08-Dec-14)

Residents from a Dorset care home have participated in the maiden voyage of NASA’s Orion space capsule. The Colten Care home in Brockenhurst in the New Forest submitted residents’ names to NASA to be featured.....    read full article

CQC finds 'defensive culture' in social care when dealing with complaints

Julia Corbett, News Editor (08-Dec-14)

Wide variations in the way complaints are dealt with across the NHS, primary care and adult social care services in England could be putting people off from making complaints about bad experiences. The Care.....    read full article

Disability charity thanks volunteers for giving up their time on International Volunteer Day

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (05-Dec-14)

The charity, Papworth Trust is celebrating International Volunteer Day with a thank you to its volunteers for giving up more than 48,000 hours of their time in the last year, to help older people and people living with disabilities. Papworth.....    read full article