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Care Home News

CQC says community mental health services must improve

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Sep-14)

Nearly one in three people with a mental health problem don’t know who to contact if they have a crisis out of hours, according to the Care Quality Commission. A survey of more than 13,500 people who use.....    read full article

People with long-term health conditions do not feel in control of their care

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Sep-14)

Nearly a third of patients with long-term conditions are not satisfied with their care, according to a new survey. The research carried out by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) found patients.....    read full article

Two-thirds of Britons scared of getting dementia

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Sep-14)

Two-thirds of people in the UK are worried about getting dementia in later life, yet only a quarter realise being overweight is a risk factor, according to a new survey by Bupa. The YouGov poll commissioned.....    read full article

More mental health care homes desperately needed

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Sep-14)

A manager of a new £4m care home, which specialises in caring for people with mental health conditions such as bipolar, has said there is a “real lack” of mental health care homes. The Oaks care home in Baillieston,.....    read full article

Care home manager suspended by nursing watchdog for watching 'granny porn' at work

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Sep-14)

The deputy manager of Ashlea House care home in Stirling, has been suspended for 12 months by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, after he watched ‘granny porn’ and ‘blonde cougars’, on a computer at work. David.....    read full article

Innovative 'indoor garden' dementia therapy room changes life in care home

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Sep-14)

A garden-themed sensory room has just opened at Yohden Care Complex in Blackhall colliery, which will be used as part of dementia therapy sessions at the home. The ‘garden’ was designed so that one half.....    read full article

Safety campaign targets dodgy fire doors in care homes

Nina Hathway, News Editor (16-Sep-14)

New research published to coincide with Fire Door Safety Week, which runs from 15-21 September 2014, has revealed continuing high levels of ignorance about fire safety among many building owners and managers......    read full article

Care market needs to avoid 'investing in the wrong people'

Richard Howard, News Editor (16-Sep-14)

Labour market data reports continue to show a growth in vacancies and staff appointments throughout UK job sectors, as confirmed by KPMG LLP and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. Indeed the latest ‘Report on Jobs’ finds.....    read full article

Human brain may be able to compensate for some of early changes seen in Alzheimer's disease

Nina Hathway, News Editor (15-Sep-14)

New research has shown that older adults with build-up of a hallmark Alzheimer’s protein have increased brain activity while performing memory tasks. The US study suggests that the brain adapts to compensate for early damage caused.....    read full article

Around 70 million working days lost due to mental health illness

Julia Corbett, News Editor (11-Sep-14)

Fast tracked access to treatment for working people with a mental health illness has been proposed in the Chief Medial Officer’s report ‘Employment is Good for Mental Health.’ The Chief Medical Officer wants.....    read full article

Cantor Fitzgerald London supports disability charity on its annual global fundraiser day

Julia Corbett, News Editor (11-Sep-14)

Leonard Cheshire Disability is being represented by Channel 5 presenter Sian Welby at the annual Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund Charity Day taking place today marking the 11 September terrorist attacks. The global fundraiser is.....    read full article

'When You Were Superman' song remembers dad with dementia

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

A man who watched his dad who he idolised as a child, fade away as dementia took hold, has written a song about him called ‘When You Were Superman’. The song, which raises money for the Alzheimer’s Society,.....    read full article

Unpaid care to blame for adults with dementia being unfairly disadvantaged

Richard Howard, News Editor (10-Sep-14)

An ‘artificial divide’ exists between health and social care which leaves carers and families footing the bill for the growth of dementia, according to an alliance of mental health experts. The Alzheimer’s Society has teamed up.....    read full article

A seventh luxury retirement site announced by Richmond Villages

Richard Howard, News Editor (10-Sep-14)

The construction of care villages continues to grow as Richmond Villages announce their seventh development, to be built at Ashton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, with work to begin this winter. A luxury and community approach.....    read full article

Mencap urges end to discrimination against people with learning disabilities

Nina Hathway, News Editor (08-Sep-14)

Nine out of 10 people think the next Government must take action to try and end discrimination against people with learning disabilities, a poll commissioned by leading learning disabilities’ charity Mencap suggests......    read full article

Care homes should be built on NHS land to meet rising care demands

Julia Corbett, News Editor (03-Sep-14)

Land owned but not used by the NHS should be sold and built on to create more care homes and meet rising demand for residential care, the former care minister has said. Currently around 30 per cent of acute.....    read full article

Children visit residents as care homes fight dementia stigma

Richard Howard, News Editor (03-Sep-14)

A ‘Family Day’ held by Hartford Care Ltd proved popular with residents, staff and visitors, as the company looks to provide more opportunities for older people in care to interact with younger people. The day was.....    read full article

Care home's staff and residents compete in charity rounders match

Julia Corbett, News Editor (03-Sep-14)

A large number of spectators enjoyed watching a charity rounders match between two care homes in the North East. Staff, residents and relatives supported their homes by taking part in the charity sports event and raised over.....    read full article

Care providers recognise the importance of marketing with new Champion Award

Richard Howard, News Editor (03-Sep-14)

Maria Mallaband Care Group Ltd, together with their sister company Countrywide Care Homes Ltd, have named their first Marketing Champion, a new award launched with a vision for recognised the hard work of staff on a daily basis. The first winner of the award was Alan.....    read full article

Number of older people registered blind falls seven per cent

Julia Corbett, News Editor (02-Sep-14)

Figures published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) shows a fall in the number of people over the age of 75 registered as blind or partially sighted. Compared to the last report published in 2011 there.....    read full article