Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

Education does not protect against cognitive decline in later life, study reveals

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 24-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

A new study has found that whilst older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, it does not protect them from cognitive decline as they age. Research published in the journal

Suicide and dementia: 'I possibly don't fear dementia like some people do, because I'm prepared for it'

Sue Learner, Editor , 23-Feb-17 article from 'Features' section

Dementia expert, Professor June Andrews, has revealed that she doesn’t fear dementia, despite knowing that if she lives to 90, she will have 50 per cent chance of getting the disease. There are around 850,000

Students organise 'a night to remember' for care home residents

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 23-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

A group of young volunteers recently arranged a musical night out for a group of residents from a Sudbury care home. Attending their local secondary school to watch a musical production was the first night

Oomph! launches initiative to get care home residents 'Out and About'

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 22-Feb-17 article from 'Innovative Care' section

Social enterprise business, Oomph! Wellness, has launched a new £4m 'Out and About' service to offer regular, meaningful excursions for those in care. The initiative was launched by Oomph! following research

Scottish football legend Ally McCoist never misses tea-time date with care home pal 'Tiny'

Sue Learner, Editor , 21-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Ally McCoist, former manager at Rangers football club, has become a familiar face at a Glasgow care home, where his 70-year-old friend Mary ‘Tiny’ Gallagher lives, regularly taking her out for afternoon tea. Mr

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

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