Care Home News & Care Home Industry Events

No regrets for care home using pole dancers to entertain elderly

Angeline Albert, 22-Feb-18 article from 'News' section

Pole dancers have performed for elderly residents at a care home in Dorset but while residents and staff had no regrets about the acrobatic skills performed in cropped tops, some councillors were not amused.

Couple celebrating 70 years of marriage 'wouldn't change a thing' about each other

Michaela Chirgwin, 22-Feb-18 article from 'News' section

A couple that met during World War II at an RAF aircraft factory in Flintshire have just celebrated their 70-year wedding anniversary, and according to 92-year-old Ernest Simmonds, he wouldn’t change a thing about his “wonderful wife”.

Therapy alpacas 'comfort' dementia care home residents

Michaela Chirgwin, 20-Feb-18 article from 'Innovative Care' section

A group of alpacas have been touring care homes in Bournemouth, Poole and Edinburgh, bringing comfort to residents with dementia. Five of the alpacas were given a tour of various care homes by their handlers,

The secret to a long life? Enjoy a daily drink and gain a few extra pounds

Melissa McAlees, 19-Feb-18 article from 'News' section

Older people who put on a few extra pounds and enjoy a daily glass of wine are likely to live to a ripe old age, according to new research. A 30-year study into ‘super agers’ – people who live beyond 90 –

Care home group scores outstanding hat-trick in the New Forest

Michaela Chirgwin, 19-Feb-18 article from 'News' section

A group of care homes in the New Forest have just received their third consecutive ‘Outstanding’ within a year from the Quality Care Commission (CQC). The rating was awarded to the Woodpeckers care home in

Nail technician makes care home resident 'feel like a woman again'

Michaela Chirgwin, 16-Feb-18 article from 'Features' section

Volunteer nail technician, Sharon Williams, was such a hit with residents at a group of care homes in Wrexham, that they wrote to the care home owners and asked that the 45-year-old-mum of two be given a permanent job. For

UK sees record number of people search for a care home

Sue Learner, 15-Feb-18 article from 'News' section

The UK has seen a record number of people search for a care home in January, with over 1.5m visiting the leading care home reviews site at the beginning of this year. January 2018 saw have

Care home resident who loses wife 'makes most of each day' by baking

Sue Learner, 13-Feb-18 article from 'News' section

Two years ago, John Sprakes, lost his wife Sybil, but decided to not just sit around feeling sad. “I realised I could choose how I wanted to spend my time, and I chose to throw myself at every opportunity

Hip fracture patients left waiting 80 days for physiotherapy

Melissa McAlees, 09-Feb-18 article from 'News' section

Hip fracture patients can wait up to 80 days before seeing a physiotherapist at home after being discharged from hospital, new research suggests. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) says patients

Autism charity 'very sorry' for 'bullying culture' in care home

Sue Learner, 09-Feb-18 article from 'News' section

The National Autistic Society has said it is “very sorry” for the “bullying culture’ in one of its care homes, where staff threw cake at residents with autism and made them crawl on all fours. Mendip House

Half of care workers in England paid £7.50 or less an hour

Sue Learner, 08-Feb-18 article from 'News' section

Low pay for care workers, coupled with poor career progression and tough, working conditions, has led to the turnover of care staff in England reaching as high as 28 per cent. A report by the National Audit

93-year-old ex-Chelsea player gets VIP treatment at Stamford Bridge

Michaela Chirgwin, 07-Feb-18 article from 'Innovative Care' section

A 93-year-old ex-Chelsea FC player living at a care home in Berkshire got to relive the glory days of his professional football career by revisiting the grounds of his old stadium, Stamford Bridge. Care

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Date: Friday 26 Jan 2018 – Saturday 24 Feb 2018

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Carers Support Group

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Dementia Cafe coming soon!

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Gentlemen's Club

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