Care Home News

Three birthday girls turning 100 remain unfazed by combined 300 years on earth

Angeline Albert (21-Jul-17)

Nora Harrad, Gladys Townsend and Cecily Day who all live at Caldwell Grange Care Home have been sharing a joke over their combined ages but remain unfazed by the fact they are reaching the age of 100 together. The.....

One in three dementia cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes

Melissa McAlees (20-Jul-17)

A third of dementia cases could be prevented by making environmental and lifestyle changes starting in childhood, new research suggests. According to an international study published in the Lancet, better.....

Glasgow care homes offer free health checks for over 75s

Michaela Mildenhall (18-Jul-17)

Four Bupa care homes in the Glasgow area have been offering free health checks to over 75s who live locally. It is hoped the new scheme will encourage older people in the community to come forward for a check-up,.....

Shortages of nurses 'scandalous': Scottish care homes on the brink of workforce 'emergency'

Michaela Mildenhall (17-Jul-17)

Scotland’s care sector workforce is nearing a state of ‘emergency’, with an average turnover of staff as high as 22 per cent, up from 17 per cent in 2015, according to a survey of Scottish care homes. The.....

Ambulance response time overhaul: Target of seven minutes for severely ill patients

Sue Learner (14-Jul-17)

NHS England has announced that 999 calls will now be put into four different categories according to their severity. Ambulances will now be expected to reach severely ill patients in an average time of seven.....

Dementia care in hospitals improving but staff not always able to access specialist support

Sue Learner (13-Jul-17)

Hospitals in England and Wales have taken steps to improve their dementia care, with over two-thirds of carers rating care as excellent or very good. However staff said they are not always able to access specialist dementia support,.....

Brain gyms growing in popularity as way of combating dementia

Sue Learner (12-Jul-17)

Brain gyms are becoming increasingly popular in the UK as a way of combating dementia and memory impairment problems. Brains in Action (BRINA) has recently opened two in North London and has found the demand.....

Iconic chocolate factory renovated into one of UK's most luxurious care villages

Melissa McAlees (12-Jul-17)

A luxury care village, housed in the former headquarters of the world-renowned Terry’s Chocolate Factory in York, has officially been opened by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu. The The Chocolate Works, owned.....

Care providers urged to join Care Workers Charity supporters club

Sue Learner (12-Jul-17)

Leaders in the care sector have taken part in a video urging care providers to sign up to a supporters club run by the Care Workers Charity. There are around two million care workers in the UK caring for some of the most vulnerable.....

Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus opens luxury care home in Scotland

Melissa McAlees (11-Jul-17)

Singer and TV personality, Michelle McManus, joined staff, residents and relatives to officially open Mearns House, a new dementia-friendly care home in Scotland. The special ceremony marked a double celebration.....

'She came to work day in, day out': Care home manager diagnosed with cancer wins national award

Melissa McAlees (11-Jul-17)

A care home manager who continued working throughout her treatment for breast cancer has won a national award from her employers. Diane Dunn, manager of Millbank Care Home in Nottinghamshire, was chosen from 1,900.....

Residents quarantined at Cheshire care home due to vomiting bug

Michaela Mildenhall (07-Jul-17)

Residents at a care home in Cheshire have been put into quarantine, with a unit closing down, after reports of a vomiting bug. Visitors at the Beechcroft Nursing and Residential Home on Lapwing Grove, Palacefields, have been told.....

Third of continuing healthcare assessments take longer than a month

Melissa McAlees (07-Jul-17)

A third of assessments for NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) funding take longer than 28 days, causing distress for patients and their families and in some cases, delaying discharge from hospital, new research reveals. The.....

'Culture of promoting people's independence' at 'outstanding' Hampshire care home

Michaela Mildenhall (06-Jul-17)

A care home in Hampshire has been rated ‘outstanding’ and praised for its ‘culture of promoting people’s independence’ as well as its ‘exceptional care and compassion’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In.....

Dementia cases set to soar to 1.2 million in England and Wales by 2040

Melissa McAlees (06-Jul-17)

More than 1.2 million people will be living with dementia in England and Wales by 2040, an increase of 57 per cent from 2016, a new study predicts. With the cause mainly due to an ageing population, the study.....

Care home managers urged to take part in vital mental health research

Sue Learner (05-Jul-17)

Managers of care homes are being urged to take part in research into talking therapies in residential settings. A survey has been created by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.to find.....

Care home managers encouraged to nurture 'compassion and commercial awareness'

Sue Learner (26-Jun-17)

Care home managers are being encouraged to nurture both their compassionate side and their commercial awareness side in a new book. The guide ‘The Compassionate and Commercially Aware Care Manager’ is edited.....

Sanctuary Care acquires 35 care homes from Embrace

Sue Learner (26-Jun-17)

Sanctuary Care has bought 35 of Embrace’s care homes as well as a supported living scheme. The care homes are located in the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland and total 1,650 beds, with the supported.....

Prince's Trust create dementia village in care home to 'ignite special memories'

Melissa McAlees (23-Jun-17)

A group of young people, aged 17 to 26, have helped to create a unique dementia village at a care home in Salford, as part of The Prince’s Trust 'personal development' programme. Over two weeks, the team of 11 put their skills.....

Nurses want more hospitals to use animal therapy

Sue Learner (21-Jun-17)

Hospitals are to be given guidance on when they can safely allow animals into hospitals, in a move to encourage more healthcare settings to use animal therapy and also enable patients to see their pets. The.....