Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Care home staff take to the seas for innovative training programme

Charley Walker , 27-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Staff from a seafarers’ nursing care home got first-hand experience of life at sea to better understand the residents they look after. As part of an innovative training programme, care staff at the Royal

Puppy love: Care home dog on the mend thanks to hip op paid for by residents

Angeline Albert , 27-Mar-17 article from 'Innovative Care' section

A care home’s much-loved rescue dog is said to be “recovering well” after residents and staff raised £8,000 to replace both his hips. The resident canine called William, stole the hearts of all he met at

Toilet humour far from funny for people with dementia

Charley Walker , 24-Mar-17 article from 'Features' section

Comedian Michael McIntyre’s joke about “doing tai chi” in public toilets to activate motion sensor taps is funny to most of us, but for people living with dementia this kind of non-traditional method can be a source of serious anxiety

Intergenerational care: Children's visits are 'like medicine' for care home residents

Sue Learner , 24-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Seven children aged from one to four-years-old have become regular visitors to a care home in Cambridge with their visits being the residents’ ‘highlight of the week’, due to a partnership between two childminders and the home. Since

Care home residents go cycling in the Swiss Alps without even leaving their armchairs

Sue Learner , 24-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Residents at care village, Belong Macclesfield, have been experiencing cycling through the mountains of the Swiss Alps, walking through the streets of Amsterdam and rowing along the Rhine, with the help of specialist virtual reality

Seventy-five-year-old 'follows his dream' and studies for pilot licence

Charley Walker , 23-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Despite being a nervous passenger on flights, Roddy Kyle is taking control by studying to obtain a pilot’s licence 60 years after first experiencing life in a cockpit. The 75-year-old, who travelled across

New Swansea training centre teaches people with autism life skills and boosts confidence

Sue Learner , 23-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

People with autism, learning disabilities, mental health needs and acquired brain injuries, are being given the opportunity to learn life skills, IT, drama and take part in creative craft sessions. Care provider,

Nursery bridges the generational gap with heartwarming visits to care home

Melissa McAlees , 22-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

We are often told to value all ages in our communities, from the very young to the very old. It is said that developing connections between older adults and the youngest members of the community can have wonderful benefits for both

Middleton Hall Retirement Village joins elite group of care homes rated 'Outstanding' in all areas

Sue Learner , 22-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Middleton Hall Retirement Village has joined one of only three care homes in the North of England that has received an Outstanding rating in all five inspection areas as well as being found Outstanding overall. The

George Clooney visits Berkshire care home and surprises 87-year-old with flowers

Sue Learner , 21-Mar-17 article from 'Innovative Care' section

Film star George Clooney made Pat Adams’ dream come true when he dropped into her care home unannounced, and gave her a birthday card and a bunch of flowers. Staff at the Sunrise of Sonning care home wrote

Care home resident tries out news presenting at the BBC

Sue Learner , 20-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Care home resident, Pearl Durant, tried out news presenting as part of a behind-the-scenes tour of BBC’s Southampton studios. The trip for residents from Colten Care’s three Lymington homes - Belmore Lodge,

Care home advice is top of callers' Christmas wish list

Angeline Albert , 17-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Christmas sparked a big rise in calls to Age UK from older people and their families asking for advice about care homes. During the winter, the charity witnessed a significant increase in calls to its national

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Pulse Armchair Aerobics - Last Thursday of the month from 3.00 pm

Date: Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 – Tuesday 28 Mar 2017

Organiser: The Sycamores

Coffee Morning - Every Tuesday from 11.00 am

Date: Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 – Tuesday 28 Mar 2017

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Nail Care - Every Tuesday from 10.00 am

Date: Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 – Tuesday 28 Mar 2017

Organiser: Holme Lea

Spring Garden competition

Date: Wednesday 01 Mar 2017 – Thursday 30 Mar 2017

Location: Horley

Organiser: Barchester Wykeham House Care Home

Coffee Morming - Last Thursday of the month from 10.30 am

Date: Wednesday 01 Mar 2017 – Thursday 30 Mar 2017

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Arts and Crafts - Every Wednesday from 2.00 pm

Date: Wednesday 01 Mar 2017 – Thursday 30 Mar 2017

Organiser: Stamford Court