Care Home News

Care home resident who assisted at lung operation of King George VI celebrates turning 100

Sue Learner, Editor (19-Jan-17)

Sarah Minter, who assisted at the lung operation of King George VI at Buckingham Palace, has celebrated her 100th birthday. Ms Minter, who lives at Whitegates Retirement Home in Hastings, spent her working.....

Sitting for ten hours each day can age women by eight years, study finds

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (19-Jan-17)

Sitting down for long periods of time without participating in regular exercise can accelerate biological ageing in women, according to new research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The.....

'Unclean' North London care home for alcoholics and drug addicts put in special measures

Sue Learner, Editor (18-Jan-17)

St Mungo’s Broadway care home in Holloway, North London, has been placed in special measures by inspectors after it was found to be ‘unclean’ with infection control problems and bedbugs. The home in Hilldrop.....

Norwich care home rated Outstanding and praised for 'attention to detail'

Sue Learner, Editor (18-Jan-17)

Saxlingham Hall Nursing Home in Norwich has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and praised by a relative as standing out for its ‘attention to detail’. Staff at the care home in Saxlingham.....

'Don't keep quiet and carry on': Prince William urges people to speak out about mental health

Charley Walker, News Editor (17-Jan-17)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry united at a Heads Together conference to urge people to end the stigma and silence around mental health. Speaking at the Heads Together conference on 17.....

Care home wins PETA award for signing up to Veganuary

Sue Learner, Editor (17-Jan-17)

Harper Fields care home in Coventry has won an award from the charity PETA for offering all residents an alternative option of vegan meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the month of January. The.....

Blackpool mural calms care home residents and sparks reminiscence

Sue Learner (16-Jan-17)

A care home in Lancashire has brought sunny Blackpool to their residents by installing a mural of the seaside town in their lounge. A large-scale image of a sunny summer day in Blackpool occupies a full wall.....

Care group partners with schools to 'grow next generation of care workers'

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (11-Jan-17)

A West Yorkshire care group has formed partnerships with five schools throughout the Bradford area, hosting talks with hundreds of pupils about the care industry and the career opportunities on offer within the sector. Czajka Care Group,.....

HC-One buys Helen McArdle's 20 care homes and home care business

Angeline Albert, News Editor (10-Jan-17)

Care provider HC-One has acquired 20 care homes in the North East of England from Helen McArdle Care and its ‘At Home’ business. The acquisition on 10 January involves 1,343 beds from 19 existing care.....

Care home receives second award for pressure ulcer prevention

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (10-Jan-17)

A care home in Coventry has received an accreditation for the second year running for its work in preventing painful pressure ulcers and looking after residents’ skin. Arden Park, a residential care home.....

Alzheimer's drug can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities, say scientists

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (09-Jan-17)

A drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease has been found to naturally encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities, significantly reducing the need for fillings, according to new research published in the journal Scientific Reports. Scientists.....

PM pledges mental health support to fight 'hidden injustice'

Angeline Albert, News Editor (09-Jan-17)

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to find people with mental health issues more community-based alternatives to going to A&E or seeing a GP, in a package of measures announced today. Seeing a GP or.....

MPs call on Theresa May to create cross party review for social care

Angeline Albert, News Editor (06-Jan-17)

Prime Minister Theresa May is being urged to invite all parties to engage in a cross-party review with the aim of finding a sustainable funding solution for social care before 2020. The request was made in.....

Mediterranean diet reduces risk of learning and memory loss in older people

Charley Walker, News Editor (05-Jan-17)

Eating a Mediterranean diet can slow down natural brain shrinkage in older people, which is commonly linked to decreased learning and memory ability, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of.....

Living near a busy road increases risk of dementia, study reveals

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (05-Jan-17)

New research published in the journal The Lancet has revealed that people living in close proximity to a main road have an increased risk of developing dementia, a condition currently affecting 850,000 people in the UK. According.....

Angela Rippon praised for dementia care in New Year's Honours

Angeline Albert, News Editor (03-Jan-17)

TV presenter Angela Rippon joins adult social care heroes on the New Year’s Honours list for her services to dementia care. She has received the title Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for.....

'Loving family and helping one another' is key to long life of 105-year-old care home resident

Sue Learner, Editor (28-Dec-16)

Doris Morris, who celebrated her 105th birthday with family spanning four generations, puts her long life down to ‘no smoking or drinking, the support of a loving family, good living and helping one another’. Mrs.....

New drug slows down primary progressive MS for first time offering 'hope for future'

Sue Learner, Editor (22-Dec-16)

The drug ocrelizumab has been found to reduce the progression of Multiple Sclerosis by 25 per cent in people with primary progressive MS. Newly published results of its phase 3 trials have been published.....

A 94-year-old grandfather dresses up as Father Christmas to raise money for Alzheimer's charity

Charley Walker, News Editor (21-Dec-16)

Determined to have fun and spread Christmas cheer, a 94-year-old grandfather has raised hundreds of pounds for Alzheimer’s Research UK by dressing up as Father Christmas. Stanley Bennett, who previously raised.....

Government awards £25m fund to improve lives of adults with learning disabilities

Charley Walker, News Editor (20-Dec-16)

The Government has announced the successful local authorities set to receive a share of a £25m housing and technology fund which aims to help people with learning disabilities live more independently. People.....