Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Painted murals inspire residents with dementia to share memories at care home

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 20-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

With an increasing focus on the development of care home environments and the provision of activities for those living with dementia, more care homes have been turning to artistic wall décor to improve the wellbeing of residents. Camelot Care Group

Council tax rises won't halt 'deep cuts' to social care and bin collections

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 20-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

All but four councils across England will raise council tax to try to pay for social care however the Local Government Association (LGA) warns cutbacks in all services will continue. More money, used to

UK's first LGBT majority extra care scheme set to open in Manchester

Charley Walker, News Editor , 17-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Plans to create a community for older lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) have been announced by Manchester City Council. With more than 7,000 people in Manchester who identify as LGBT and an expected

Charity calls on crafters to break world record and raise money for Alzheimer's research

Charley Walker, News Editor , 16-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on charitable crafters across the globe to get involved in its attempt to break a world record by knitting, crocheting and sewing snakes. Hoping to break the world record

Charity urges Government to inject 'urgent funds' into care system in Spring Budget

Sue Learner, Editor , 16-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Age UK is calling on the Government to inject some ‘urgent funds’ into adult social care in the Spring Budget, after warning that the care system for older people is living on ‘borrowed time’. The report

'Pimped up' Zimmer frames reduce falls and confusion for care home residents with dementia

Charley Walker, News Editor , 15-Feb-17 article from 'Innovative Care' section

A Stranraer care home has joined the Pimp My Zimmer craze by revamping and decorating residents’ traditional walking aids, which has proven to have health benefits as well as looking good. The campaign began

Size shouldn't matter say care homes angry at CQC's 'six-bed rule' for learning disability settings

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 15-Feb-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Care providers have criticized the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) guidance to limit registration of learning disability services to housing for six people or less. Learning disability services should

Heading footballs could 'cause brain damage and trigger dementia'

Sue Learner, Editor , 15-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Researchers have found what could be a causal link between heading a football and dementia, fuelling concerns, which have been brewing for some time, as an increasing number of high-profile retired footballers are diagnosed with dementia. Notably,

Women in their 80s have better sex lives than women in their 50s

Sue Learner, Editor , 14-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Women in their 80s are having better sex lives than those aged between 50-79, according to a think tank which has called for more to be done to improve the sexual healthcare of older people. A new report

'Be romantic all year round': Devoted couple celebrate 71st Valentine's Day together

Charley Walker, News Editor , 14-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

A couple in a Dundee care home celebrating their 71st Valentine’s Day together have revealed the key to a long and happy marriage is to be romantic all year round, not just on 14 February. Ninety-six-year-old

Love in the time of dementia: Couple still express their love but struggle to remember each other

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 14-Feb-17 article from 'Features' section

Husband Chris Warren, aged 72, and his wife Hilary Warren, 69, continue to demonstrate their love for each other - 50 years after marrying - despite being diagnosed with dementia. The couple share a room

Care home residents complete year-long fundraising for children's hospice

Charley Walker, News Editor , 13-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Following a year-long campaign of fundraising events, residents proudly presented their chosen charity for 2016 with a cheque for almost £2,000. Staff at Noami House and Jacksplace, which helps children and

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

Tracscare presents a Free Autism Conference for World Autism Awareness Week 2017

Date: Monday 13 Feb 2017 – Tuesday 14 Mar 2017

Organiser: Tracscare

Upcoming Care Sector Awards

Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

Spring Respite Break

Date: Monday 23 Jan 2017 – Tuesday 21 Feb 2017

Location: Lauren Court

Organiser: Lauren Court Residential Care Home

Come dine with Augustus Court

Date: Monday 23 Jan 2017 – Tuesday 21 Feb 2017

Location: Augustus Court

Organiser: Augustus Court Care Centre

ADOS-2 and ADI-R Training - Limited Spaces Available!

Date: Tuesday 24 Jan 2017 – Wednesday 22 Feb 2017

Location: Milton Park Bedford

Organiser: Milton Park Therapeutic Campus

Tea Pot Tuesday

Date: Tuesday 24 Jan 2017 – Tuesday 21 Feb 2017

Location: Willowdene Care Home, Victoria Road West, Hebburn, NE31 1LR

Organiser: Willowdene Nursing Home

Afternoon Tea - Last Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday 26 Jan 2017 – Friday 24 Feb 2017

Location: Lauren Court

Organiser: Lauren Court Residential Care Home

Don't Dine Alone Campaign

Date: Friday 27 Jan 2017 – Friday 24 Feb 2017

Location: Cherry Blossom Manor

Organiser: Barchester Cherry Blossom Manor