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Bed-ridden residents rescued from burning care home

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

Police and fire-fighters rescued 14 elderly residents from Abbey Cheam Care Centre, nine of whom were bed-ridden, after the care home in Sutton caught fire. Police joined London Fire Brigade officers in.....

Dementia: Getting rid of negative care terminology

Richard Howard, News Editor (23-Apr-15)

A ‘Call to Action’ from campaign group the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) is gathering support for care providers around the country, looking to highlight the negative impact of poor language use when referring to adults with dementia. Last.....

#healthdebate trends on twitter as political parties discuss the NHS and social care

Julia Corbett, News Editor (22-Apr-15)

Health representatives from the Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems and UKIP spent yesterday morning answering questions from healthcare professionals in a Question Time style debate ahead of the General Election taking place on Thursday.....

Care home worker qualifies as Paralympic sport coach

Sue Learner, News Editor (21-Apr-15)

A man with cerebral palsy, who works at a care home in Wrexham, has become a qualified coach in a Paralympic sport. Matthew Palamarczuk, 29, teaches a sport called Boccia to the residents at the Pendine.....

Care home launches pioneering nutrition initiative

Nina Hathway, News Editor (21-Apr-15)

Pioneering nutrition and hydration stations are to be installed at Anchor’s new residential care home in Aylesbury, which will welcome its first residents before the end of April. Anchor, England’s largest.....

Affluent self-funders in the South driving care home operators away from the North

Julia Corbett, News Editor (21-Apr-15)

More care home beds are being created in the South, reflecting a North/ South divide that is seeing care home developers open care homes in the affluent areas of the South and fewer new care home beds in the North. Along.....

Care Show seminars praised for highlighting current sector issues

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

Completing its 15th Bournemouth edition on 26 March, the most recognisable date on the care sector calendar continues to go from strength to strength, having been praised by many attendees for its vibrant seminar programme and multiple.....

RNHA calls on all election candidates to pledge to improve care of older people

Nina Hathway, News Editor (20-Apr-15)

The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) believes the level of priority politicians give to the country’s older citizens is highly indicative of the kind of society we live in. It therefore wants candidates of all parties who.....

Eight out of 10 back use of GPS tracking devices for people with dementia

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

More than eight-out-of-10 people in Britain back the use of GPS tracking devices for people living with dementia, with support for the devices rising even higher among friends and relatives of those with the disease. The.....

Age UK launches advertising campaign in response to Facebook 'friends' campaign

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (17-Apr-15)

A new poster campaign has been launched by Age UK and J. Walter Thompson London in response to the new Facebook ‘Friends’ advertising campaign to highlight issues of loneliness in older people. The new Age UK adverts show older.....

New care home developments 'financially driven' and do not reflect regional demand

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

We are seeing a continuing growth in new care home developments being built, however these are very much “financially driven” and are not in the areas where they are really needed, according to a social care property adviser. HPC.....

New owners of Belfast care home draw on local history to demonstrate values

Richard Howard, News Editor (15-Apr-15)

After heavy investment in renovation and focused training initiatives, the owners of a West Belfast care home have now renamed the accommodation ‘Glenalina Lodge Care Centre’, after an important figure from local history, in order to demonstrate their.....

Anchor's new Peterborough care home celebrates momentous milestone

Richard Howard, News Editor (14-Apr-15)

The final roof tile has been placed on the latest addition to Anchor’s prestigious range of care homes, Clayburn Court in Peterborough. Staff of L N T Construction Ltd were joined by the vice-chair of Hampton Parish Council for the ceremony,.....

Being underweight in mid to late life increases risk of dementia

Sue Learner, News Editor (10-Apr-15)

Middle-aged and older people who are underweight are a third more likely to develop dementia than people of a similar age with a healthy body weight, according to a new study. The research published in The.....

Care Cook of the Year 2015 finalists revealed

Julia Corbett, News Editor (09-Apr-15)

After beating off competition in several regional heats, the finalists of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Care Cook of the Year 2015 have been revealed. The 11 finalists will now compete for the title on Wednesday.....

Katie Hopkins clashes with Robbie Savage over bed blocking comments

Julia Corbett, News Editor (08-Apr-15)

Katie Hopkins has clashed with ex footballer Robbie Savage over her comments on social media site Twitter, saying dementia patients should not be blocking beds in hospitals. The TV personality took to Twitter.....

Care sector campaigners keep their fingers crossed, as councils become bound to the Care Act

Richard Howard, News Editor (01-Apr-15)

One of the Coalition Government’s truly historic pieces of legislation, which the Association of Directors of Adults Social Services (ADASS) describe as ‘the most significant development in services for older and disabled people since.....

Sloth adopted by care home

Julia Corbett, News Editor (01-Apr-15)

A Hungerford based care home has announced it will be adopting a baby sloth into its care home for residents to care for and raise. Station House Care Home hopes the sloth will become a popular pet and stroking,.....

Charity calls on next Government to protect vulnerable older people

Nina Hathway, News Editor (31-Mar-15)

Britain's leading charity for combating abuse of older people has launched its general election manifesto calling on the political parties to remember the millions of vulnerable older people in society and to do more to protect them......

CQC urges providers to follow example set by good and outstanding inspection results

Nina Hathway, News Editor (31-Mar-15)

Good and outstanding care is centred on the individual, has clear and visible leadership, and has processes and staff that constantly explore ways to improve according to findings reported from the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC).....

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