Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Neglect most common in care homes with high rates of staff burnout

Sue Learner, 22-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

Neglect is widespread in care homes in England where staff are under huge amounts of pressure, unable to offer person-centred care, according to researchers. The study by University College London (UCL) surveyed

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston backs #ShareTheOrange dementia campaign

Melissa McAlees, 22-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston is the latest television star urging the nation to #ShareTheOrange to encourage people to think differently about dementia. The American screenwriter is calling on people

Selfless care home manager sat with dying resident for 5 days and nights

Melissa McAlees, 21-Mar-18 article from 'Features' section

For care home manager Donna Evans, dedication to residents and personally seeing to their care remains a constant. She recently sat with an elderly resident who was at the end of her life - staying at her

Stopping overmedication of autistic people prioritized by 'outstanding' care home

Sue Learner, 21-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

A care home service in Northamptonshire has put ending the overmedication of people with autism at the heart of its care, with inspectors rating the provider outstanding. Alderwood provides residential care

Jeremy Hunt pledges care cap to stop 'unfair' costs for those with dementia

Sue Learner, 20-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched his blueprint for reforming the social care system, promising the much anticipated Green Paper in the summer will “kick start the vital debate” into social care funding. Speaking

Intergenerational care: Residents' faces 'light up' when they see the children

Sue Learner, 20-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

A Channel 4 experiment on intergenerational care has inspired a care home in Derbyshire to integrate young children into the home. The TV programme ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’, which brought together

Care home manager loses three toes during world's coldest race

Sue Learner, 19-Mar-18 article from 'Features' section

Nick Griffiths, a manager at Care UK, has lost three toes from frostbite, after undertaking a gruelling 300 mile race in Canada, where temperatures dropped as low as -54 degrees. Mr Griffiths was raising

Care chief tells care homes 'don't wait for Government to find solution'

Sue Learner, 16-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

The chief of Care England has called on care homes to look at how they can lead the social care agenda, warning them ‘don’t wait for the Government to find a solution’. At the end of last year, the Competition

Care home pharmacists recruited by NHS to help cut overmedication

Melissa McAlees, 16-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

NHS England is planning to fund the recruitment of 240 pharmacists into care homes to help reduce overmedication and avoid unnecessary hospital stays. Around 180,000 people living in nursing or residential

'Poor performing' care homes increase in one in five local authorities

Michaela Chirgwin, 15-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

One in five local authority areas saw an increase in the proportion of care homes rated Inadequate or Requires Improvement over the past year, according to research by older people’s charity Independent Age.

How to challenge a CQC inspection report

Michaela Chirgwin, 14-Mar-18 article from 'Features' section

A Care Quality Commission rating can make or break a care home, so it is vital care homes feel they are able to protect their reputations and can challenge inspection report findings if there is justification. It

'Tigger-like' Hammond's Spring Statement condemned by social care's 'Eeyores'

Angeline Albert, 13-Mar-18 article from 'News Analysis' section

Philip Hammond was bouncy as he delivered his Spring Statement, describing himself as ‘positively Tigger-like’ while announcing the economy had grown every year since 2010, however his speech gave no joy to the care sector. With

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