Care Home News

Care homes told to protect older people from lethal listeria risk

Angeline Albert, News Editor (01-Jul-16)

Care homes and hospitals are amongst the providers being asked to reduce the risk of people in their care contracting harmful bacteria from pre-packaged sandwiches and pre-cut fruit. The Food Standards Agency.....

Councils plan to invest an extra £308m in adult social care

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (01-Jul-16)

Local councils are planning to spend an extra £308m on adult social care services this year, increasing their spending by 2.2 per cent to £14.4bn, new figures have revealed. A new revenue allows for increased.....

Inspirational fundraiser raises £7,000 for Alzheimer's Research UK

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (30-Jun-16)

Alzheimer’s Research UK has recently benefitted from a £7,000 donation by dedicated fundraiser, 81-year-old Gordon Hobbs. Mr Hobbs has spent the past five years taking part in the charity's Target Twelve Hundred fundraising challenge.....

Passionate and committed care staff recognised at annual awards ceremony

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (29-Jun-16)

Provider of residential and home care services across the South of England, Care South, have been celebrating staff achievements at its annual Stars Awards ceremony. On 21 June, Care South held its sixth annual event at AFC Bournemouth’s.....

NHS chief nursing officer reassures 'worried' EU nurses in response to referendum result

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (28-Jun-16)

The outcome of the European Union (EU) referendum has prompted the chief nursing officer for England, Professor Jane Cummings, to reassure EU nurses working in the NHS who have raised concerns about their future. In.....

Scientists 'one step closer' to finding cure for Parkinson's disease

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (28-Jun-16)

New research, published in the journal of Cell Death and Disease, has revealed what could potentially cause Parkinson’s disease at cellular level. Scientists at the University of Leicester have discovered.....

Historic World Cup song released for Alzheimer's Research

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (27-Jun-16)

An original World Cup song performed by the 1966 England football team has been released this month, along with never-before-seen footage of the players in the recording studio, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The.....

Dementia diagnosis 'pointless' if no help is on offer, say doctors

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-Jun-16)

Doctors speaking at the British Medical Association (BMA)’s annual meeting on Wednesday 22 June backed a motion which said a dementia diagnosis without support would be pointless. A Government drive to increase the number of people.....

Care group launches healthier, nutritious food menus across all care homes

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (24-Jun-16)

New Century Care have launched a range of new nutritional food menus across its 25 care homes in England and Scotland. The new menus, created in partnership with food-service providers, Brakes, were designed.....

Care home residents vote in their own referendum with British and European inspired meals

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (23-Jun-16)

Care home residents across the North East will be voting in their own EU referendum when they choose their evening meal on 23 June. Chefs at Helen McArdle Care Ltd will be preparing one British meal and one European meal.....

Obesity and smoking 'reduce the chance of successful arthritis treatment'

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (23-Jun-16)

People living with rheumatoid arthritis could be advised to quit smoking and lose weight to maximise their chances of being treated for arthritis successfully, according to a new study published by the McGill University in Montreal,.....

Swanton Care and Community crowned 'Complex Care Provider of the Year'

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (22-Jun-16)

Adult social care provider, Swanton Care and Community is celebrating after being crowned ‘Complex Care Provider of the Year’ at the Health Investor Awards 2016. The company collected the award at a high-profile awards ceremony.....

Five-year-old becomes top fundraiser for Running Down Dementia

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (22-Jun-16)

A five-year-old girl with a passion for running has become one of the top fundraisers for Alzheimer’s research UK’s new fundraising initiative, Running Down Dementia. India Mackie has already raised £523 for vital dementia research.....

Drugs used to control glucose levels in diabetes could alleviate Alzheimer's disease

Sue Learner, Editor (22-Jun-16)

Alzheimer’s disease can lead to diabetes according to new research, which claims drugs used to control glucose levels in diabetes could also be used to alleviate the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. This.....

Care home's cupcake challenge raises money for those living with Alzheimer's disease

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (22-Jun-16)

A care home in Worcestershire recently took part in Cupcake Day, an Alzheimer’s Society initiative which helped to raise money for those living with Alzheimer’s disease. The cupcake challenge, inspired by the BBC’s Great British.....

Almost half of people in the UK live with chronic pain

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (21-Jun-16)

One third to half of the UK population is living with chronic pain, new evidence published in the online Journal BMJ Open has revealed. The study conducted by researchers at Imperial College London was supported by the British.....

Radio and television presenter Angela Rippon opens new care home

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (21-Jun-16)

Television personality Angela Rippon recently opened Caring Homes’ new flagship care home in Thames Ditton, Surrey. More than 130 people, including neighbours and representatives from local businesses, as.....

People with learning disabilities question Leave and Remain campaigners ahead of EU Referendum

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (20-Jun-16)

Representatives from both Britain Stronger in Euro and Vote Leave attended a hustings event on 10 June where they met with people with learning disabilities to discuss how the outcome of the referendum would affect them. Campaigns.....

Half a million older men living with loneliness

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (17-Jun-16)

Loneliness is a growing problem among older men, with one third of men aged over-65 living with long-term health problems, more than half a million of them are lonely, according to a new report by Age UK. The charity is warning.....

New NHS initiative will fast-track cutting edge medtech innovations to patients

Sue Learner, Editor (17-Jun-16)

Simon Stevens, head of NHS England has announced the launch of a new programme to fast-track cutting-edge medtech innovations from across the globe to the NHS frontline. In his keynote speech to around 1,000.....