Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Care homes share Forget-Me-Nots and champagne to remember past residents

Angeline Albert, 26-May-17 article from 'News' section

Loved ones who have died in the past year in care homes across the South were remembered with poetry, Forget-Me-Nots ...and champagne in a ‘Celebration of Life’ day that attracted family members. Dozens

Growing number of care homes using personalised playlists to reduce use of anti-psychotic drugs

Sue Learner, 26-May-17 article from 'Features' section

A growing number of care homes are creating personalized music playlists after research showed people with dementia who listened to music tailored to their tastes and memories, needed less anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medication. The

Over 65s with care needs to rise by a quarter by 2025

Angeline Albert, 24-May-17 article from 'News' section

The number of people over the age of 65 who will need care could rise by 25 per cent to 2.8m by 2025 in England and Wales, resulting in more people with disabilities such as dementia. According to research

Care home residents who 'accidentally found love' become Britain's oldest newlyweds

Melissa McAlees, 24-May-17 article from 'Features' section

With a combined age of 165, Peter Barratts and Nancy Evans recently tied the knot in their hometown of Chard, Somerset, making them Britain’s oldest newlyweds. The 82-year-old former engineer and his now

'Weak and wobbly' Theresa May makes social care cap U-turn

Angeline Albert, 22-May-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Prime Minister Theresa May, has announced the public will be given the chance to have ‘an absolute limit’ on what they must pay for their social care costs, in a Conservative manifesto U-turn that has been described as more ‘weak

Gold Care Homes sells 18 care homes in £90m deal and leases them back

Sue Learner, 19-May-17 article from 'News' section

Gold Care Homes has sold 18 of its 21 care homes, in a leaseback deal, to an overseas real estate investor. Gold Care Homes was set up in 1999 by the Gidar brothers, who are both qualified pharmacists and

Nurses with dementia 'may forget' to give patients medication

Sue Learner, 19-May-17 article from 'News' section

In the wake of the Royal College of Nursing calling for nurses with dementia to be allowed to carry on working, an expert on dementia has voiced concerns that a nurse with dementia may forget to give patients their medication. The

Tories reject social care cap but promise older voters wealth threshold hike

Angeline Albert, 18-May-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Older people will not receive a cap on their social care costs from Conservative leader Theresa May but her manifesto promises that those with as much as £100,000 in savings and assets will no longer be required to pay for their social

Elderly with dementia benefit from Japanese chair gymnastics

Angeline Albert, 17-May-17 article from 'Innovative Care' section

If you thought rubbing your stomach and patting your head at the same time was a mindless game for kids, think again, as the country’s care homes look to embrace a Japanese import that sees chair-based gymnastics benefit people with

Dolly Parton tops residents' playlists at 'outstanding' care home

Sue Learner, 15-May-17 article from 'News' section

Dolly Parton and Frank Sinatra are firm favourites of residents at an ‘outstanding’ care home in Wimbledon, where each resident has their own personalised playlist to listen to on an ipod or ipad. Other popular

Ex-soldier with dementia cycles 934 miles in 'fightback' for family

Angeline Albert, 15-May-17 article from 'Features' section

Forty-one-year-old Chris Graham has Alzheimer’s but is wasting no time in cycling the length of Britain to raise money for research into a disease that has killed his father at 42, grandfather at 46, aunt at 38 and cousin at 41. Chris

Residents forced to move after mice infestation shuts care home

Angeline Albert, 12-May-17 article from 'News' section

A nursing home has been shut down by health inspectors after it was found to be infested with mice. Some 42 residents with conditions including dementia, manic depression and schizophrenia are currently

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Drop-In Open Days for Healthcare Professionals

Date: Monday 01 May 2017 – Tuesday 30 May 2017

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Weekly Coffee Mornings

Date: Wednesday 03 May 2017 – Wednesday 31 May 2017

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Show Suite opening

Date: Tuesday 16 May 2017 – Wednesday 14 Jun 2017

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Coffee Morning - First Thursday of the Month

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017 – Thursday 15 Jun 2017

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Ladies Club - Last Thursday of the Month!

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017 – Thursday 15 Jun 2017

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Singing for the Brain - Last Thursday of the month

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017 – Thursday 15 Jun 2017

Organiser: Acacia Court Care Centre