News - Innovative Care

Outstanding care home reduces aggression in people with autism

Sue Learner (22-Sep-17)

A care home in London for people with severe learning disabilities and autism has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, for substantially reducing aggressive behaviour. The care regulator.....

Care homes championing human rights are more likely to be outstanding

Sue Learner (14-Sep-17)

Care homes which champion equality and human rights are more likely to be rated outstanding, according to the Care Quality Commission. The care regulator claims there is a clear link between a provider’s.....

Comedian Jason Manford surprises care home residents with 'gig'

Melissa McAlees (11-Sep-17)

Comedian Jason Manford made a surprise visit to a care home in Greater Manchester last week after a care home worker contacted him on Facebook. In a video clip shared on the performer’s Facebook page, Jason.....

carehome.co.uk helping to solve care home staff recruitment crisis

Sue Learner (08-Aug-17)

carehome.co.uk is helping to tackle the care home staff recruitment crisis with its new CV Search tool. In recent years, some care homes have been forced to shut their nursing wings or close down entirely.....

Dementia-friendly swimming gives care home residents a 'sense of freedom'

Melissa McAlees (14-Jul-17)

Residents of specialist care village, Belong Crewe, have been making waves at dementia-friendly swimming sessions, which have been designed to enhance mobility, appetite and general well-being. 'Increasing.....

Care home residents get lullabies, better sleep and fall down less, thanks to 'sophisticated baby monitor'

Angeline Albert (05-Jul-17)

A ‘sophisticated baby monitor’ for older people may sing you to the land of Nod but its presence in a care home has also dramatically reduced falls and stopped staff disturbing sleeping residents. No.....

Cycle ride raises over £11k for Care Workers Charity

Sue Learner (16-Jun-17)

Two fundraising cycle rides have succeeded in raising over £11,000 for the Care Workers Charity, which helps current, former and retired care workers when they fall on hard times. The 30 cyclists, mainly.....

Poignant film shows bewilderment and confusion felt by people with dementia

Sue Learner (09-Jun-17)

A group of seven-year-olds from a primary school in York have taken part in a new dementia film, showing children can often face the same challenges as people with dementia, but they have the advantage of having “their Mum to keep.....

Dementia care volunteer: 'Whether they remember it or not they are having fun'

Sue Learner (07-Jun-17)

Volunteers are increasingly being used in the care of people with dementia, with a new report showing they have a positive impact on those with dementia, the people who care for them and the volunteers themselves. “Whether.....

Care home art classes help grandmother tackle depression and lose seven stone

Sue Learner (06-Jun-17)

A grandmother has managed to regain her confidence and lose seven stone, after taking up drawing again at art classes at a care home in Wales. Gaynor Jones, who has respite care at Pendine Park care home.....

Care home exercise sessions get centenarian 'waving pom poms and swinging her legs'

Sue Learner (31-May-17)

Meaningful activities in care homes are vital for boosting residents’ health and wellbeing so it is good news that an increasing number of residential homes have their own activity coordinators. These activity.....

Elderly with dementia benefit from Japanese chair gymnastics

Angeline Albert (17-May-17)

If you thought rubbing your stomach and patting your head at the same time was a mindless game for kids, think again, as the country’s care homes look to embrace a Japanese import that sees chair-based gymnastics benefit people with.....

Care home dog becomes muse for talented baker

Michaela Mildenhall (28-Apr-17)

A care home dog has become a muse for the manager of a Wrexham care home, who has produced a cake version of the white Samoyed dog, Daisy. The 18-inch canine creation, was commissioned by Mario and Gill.....

UK's top care homes as picked by care home residents and their families

Sue Learner (21-Apr-17)

Care home residents as well as their friends and relatives have rated care homes across the UK, giving their Top 20 for each region. Their reviews of the overall standard of a care home, also include ratings.....

Never too old to graduate: 101-year-old care home resident finally gets degree

Melissa McAlees (19-Apr-17)

Care home resident Betty Yorke had double the reason to celebrate on 17 March, after turning 101 and becoming one of the UK’s oldest graduates, proving you are never too old to fulfil your wishes. Last year,.....

Where Clooney goes Theresa May follows: Prime Minister throws shapes with care home residents

Angeline Albert (12-Apr-17)

Celebrities are stalking a care home in Sonning it seems – with the latest visit including some dance moves from Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May. Life for the residents of Sunrise Senior Living of.....

Scientists discover 'game-changing' therapy to reverse Parkinson's symptoms

Melissa McAlees (11-Apr-17)

To mark World Parkinson’s Awareness Day, new research suggests that for the first time it may be possible to reprogramme cells inside the brain to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's. Scientists have discovered.....

Stroke patients set to receive 'revolutionary' treatment to reduce risk of long-term disability

Melissa McAlees (11-Apr-17)

Thousands of stroke patients are set to benefit from an advanced emergency treatment which can significantly decrease the risk of long-term disability. Around 8,000 people per year who suffer a severe form.....

Nuns on 'outstanding' run: Religious order's care home praised for 'positive healing'

Angeline Albert (06-Apr-17)

A care home run by nuns from the Order of Polish Sisters of Mary Immaculate, has been awarded an 'outstanding' rating, after impressing inspectors with its ‘positive healing’ setting. Sisters sent from the.....

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

Angeline Albert (27-Mar-17)

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.....