News - Innovative Care

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Care home residents learn how to become lean, mean, fighting machines

Sue Learner (24-May-18)

Residents at a care home in Derbyshire took part in an armchair karate session led by world champions Oliver Bonnington and Rees Beardshaw, helping them to keep mentally alert and regain their strength and movement. The.....

Care home residents try out latest festival trend - the silent disco

Sue Learner (09-Mar-18)

The silent disco which has become a popular phenomenon at festivals, has now found its way to a care home in London. Residents at Barchester Wimbledon Beaumont Care Community took part in the sensory experience which involves dancing to music.....

carehome.co.uk reveals top care homes in the country

Sue Learner (26-Feb-18)

The leading care home reviews site, carehome.co.uk, has announced the winners of their Top 20 care home awards. The award is based on reviews of the care home written by their residents, as well as their.....

No regrets for care home using pole dancers to entertain elderly

Angeline Albert (22-Feb-18)

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......

Therapy alpacas 'comfort' dementia care home residents

Michaela Chirgwin (20-Feb-18)

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,.....

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

Michaela Chirgwin (07-Feb-18)

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.....

Social interaction in care homes reduces aggression in people with dementia

Sue Learner (07-Feb-18)

Just one hour of social interaction combined with personalized care, can reduce anxiety and aggression in care home residents with dementia, according to a new study. A large-scale trial led by the University.....

Care home resident at end of life 'defies all odds' and is discharged

Sue Learner (06-Feb-18)

Irene Mickleburgh entered St Catherine’s care home in Bolton in May last year needing end of life care. Now six months on, she has been discharged by the care home, after being well enough to go home. Irene.....

Pet dog at outstanding care home 'lights up' residents

Melissa McAlees (02-Feb-18)

A much-loved pet dog, adopted by a care home in Bury Saint Edmunds, has encouraged residents to leave their rooms and exercise. Mildenhall Lodge was rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).....

Care home workers in 'unique position' to help residents die well

Sue Learner (26-Jan-18)

Care home workers can form a very close bond with residents and because of this, they are ‘in a unique position to help them express and achieve their wishes for their final days and hours,’ according to Marie Curie. The.....

Care home residents turn to grime with rap of 'Man's Not Hot'

Melissa McAlees (25-Jan-18)

Care home residents in Swansea have shared their secret talent for rapping on a music video, showing they "are up for anything". Hengoed Court Care Home teamed up with young volunteers at The Red Café project to create.....

Tracey Crouch appointed as loneliness minister in memory of MP Jo Cox

Melissa McAlees (17-Jan-18)

Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed the country's first minister for loneliness, in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was murdered in 2016. Tracey Crouch, the new ministerial lead for loneliness, will.....

Geri Halliwell makes care home residents TV stars

Melissa McAlees (12-Jan-18)

Residents of a care home in Oxfordshire enjoyed some winter ‘spice’ when they visited Geri Horner, née Halliwell, at her home to appear on a home-cooking segment for ITV’s This Morning. The former Spice Girl.....

Resident at 'outstanding' care home says 'Mum' for the first time in 24 years

Melissa McAlees (08-Jan-18)

A care home in Essex, which helped a resident with complex behavioural needs learn to talk after 24 years, has been rated 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Beacon House, a five-bedroom home,.....

'Start listening' and let care homes ease winter pressures on NHS

Angeline Albert (05-Jan-18)

Severe pressures in hospitals this winter has seen thousands of operations cancelled, causing social care leaders to urge NHS bosses to ‘start listening’ and let care homes do more to help. Elderly.....

Professor Graham Stokes joins HC-One as dementia leader

Michaela Chirgwin (21-Dec-17)

Professor Graham Stokes, a dementia care specialist has been appointed as HC-One’s dementia leader, to help enhance its person-centred memory care. The new position as director of memory care support services.....

London care home that encourages 'positive risk taking' rated 'outstanding'

Sue Learner (06-Dec-17)

A care home in London that encourages residents to take ‘positive risks’, such as pouring boiling water from a kettle to make a cup of tea, has been rated ‘outstanding’. Anchor’s Silk Court in Bethnal Green.....

Care home resident finally recognised for code-breaking at Bletchley Park

Sue Learner (28-Nov-17)

Joanna Chorley, who is in her nineties, has finally been recognised 70 years after WWII for her work as a code breaker at Bletchley Park. Joanna, who lives at Tewkesbury Fields Care Home in Gloucestershire, never received.....

Tips on protecting care home residents from infections

Sue Learner (27-Nov-17)

Clean bed linen as well as clean clothes is crucial in care homes, as older people are more susceptible to infections and diseases and will take longer to recover if they do become ill. Immune systems get weaker as people age and.....

Husband buys 'magic table' dementia gift for wife

Angeline Albert (21-Nov-17)

The husband of a woman living in a care home with dementia has raised more than £5,000 to buy a ‘magic table’ to give his wife a chance to have fun with other residents. Pete James, whose wife Nicole lives.....

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