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Care home marks Pancake Day with flipping good fun!

February 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home marks Pancake Day with flipping good fun!

A NEW Forest care home had a flipping good time by celebrating Pancake Day with a race in its grounds.   Three residents at Colten Care’s Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst competed in the fun competition at the Sway Road home along with Sara Gould, Activity Organiser .   Gwen Simon was declared the winner with Jacky […]

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Care home residents celebrate the Chinese New Year

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Care home residents celebrate the Chinese New Year

Residents at Field View care home in Blackhall Colliery have been celebrating Chinese New year in style.   The coffee shop at Field View, which is home to 38 residents and offers residential care for the elderly and those living with dementia, was decorated with lanterns, fans and red decorations, the traditional colour of good […]

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Country Court Care continue expansion of group with further eight care homes

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Country Court Care continue expansion of group with further eight care homes

Country Court Care secures funding for a portfolio of eight assets comprising a mix of new build and going concern care homes The deal was funded by vehicles advised by Cheyne Capital Management, who provided a £40 million investment and development whole loan. “We are proud of having expanded our presence in the UK healthcare real […]

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Specialist dementia care in Manchester gets top rating

February 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Specialist dementia care in Manchester gets top rating

A south Manchester independent hospital specialising in dementia care has gained the highest possible rating for the care it provides.   Monet Lodge, which provides care for people with dementia who have associated challenging behaviour and care needs, was deemed outstanding for the standard of its care by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator […]

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We are looking for passionate, kind and motivated individuals to provide care

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We are looking for passionate, kind and motivated individuals to provide care

Elderly Care Unit Staff Nurse Open Day – Friday 12th February How would you feel about providing elderly care to one of the most diverse and vibrant populations in London? We have a wide mix of patients, and we have a reputation for providing them with an exceptional level of safe and compassionate care. We […]

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Three Cheers For 35 Years At Laura Fergusson Court

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Three Cheers For 35 Years At Laura Fergusson Court

They say life begins at 40, but housing and care provider Blackwood chose to commemorate its Laura Fergusson Court development’s 35th anniversary in style, with the unveiling of a sleek, newly revamped lounge.   Tenants and staff at the housing development in Craigmount Brae kicked off the landmark anniversary celebrations with a party in the […]

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Caring Homes management team celebrate ‘Topping Out’ dementia care home

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Caring Homes management team celebrate ‘Topping Out’ dementia care home

Members of Caring Homes management team helped to ‘top out’ Belmont House in Sutton this week, their newly-built 60-bed care home for dementia and nursing care.  Finishing touches to brickwork were made in the presence of construction partners Dalton Homes with the marketing suite opening on 11 April 2016.     The bright and airy […]

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Renfrewshire care home enjoys a taste of success

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Renfrewshire care home enjoys a taste of success

A care home in Paisley has become the latest Renfrewshire business to be presented with a prestigious Eat Safe Award for food safety.   Bupa’s Braemount care home was awarded the merit through the Eat Safe scheme, which is run by national agency Food Standards Scotland and recognises excellence in food hygiene and food safety […]

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Orchard Care Homes appoint new Director of Nursing role

February 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Orchard Care Homes appoint new Director of Nursing role

A new role of Director of Nursing is created for the first time at Orchard Care Homes, a leading provider of residential elderly and specialist care, with homes across the UK. Lorraine Lee, a registered nurse for nearly forty years, joins the company to drive nursing initiatives forward and look at recruitment and retention of […]

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Only 51% of health professionals regard malnutrition as a priority

February 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Only 51% of health professionals regard malnutrition as a priority

New research by the Malnutrition Taskforce reveals that only half (51 per cent) of health professionals thought malnutrition was a priority in their organisations. Only 47 per cent also felt confident that their knowledge and skills were sufficient  to help people most at risk.[i] The survey ‘Experiences of Patient Malnutrition’ by Dods Research also shows […]

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Alliance Care Homes acquire Clacton-on-Sea care home

February 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alliance Care Homes acquire Clacton-on-Sea care home

Woodboro Residential Care Home located in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex has been acquired by local care providers Alliance Care Homes. Alliance Care Homes is part of Alliance Care Group that operates several Care Homes and Domiciliary Care Agencies across the country. The purchase ensures the future for the workforce and saves the home from closure after being […]

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Pony visit to Cheshire care home spreads cheer

February 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Pony visit to Cheshire care home spreads cheer

South Haven Lodge Care Home in Woolston, hosted a special guest when a miniature horse rode in to meet with residents.   The horse named Mr Kelloggs, let residents pet and groom him as he was taken on a tour of the home, visiting a number of residents in their rooms.   The horse is […]

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Hallmark Care Homes grants residents’ Christmas wish to reunite with old flame

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Hallmark Care Homes grants residents’ Christmas wish to reunite with old flame

Award-winning care provider, Hallmark Care Homes has granted a residents’ Christmas wish to see his old flame by organising a reunion at the care home where he lives.   Tony Parkins, 87, who lives at Hallmark Care Homes facility in Essex, Anisha Grange, was reunited with ex-girlfriend Grace Duffin, 85, after 20 years of not […]

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Huntingdon £2million inpatient rehabilitation scheme opens

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Huntingdon £2million inpatient rehabilitation scheme opens

Papworth Trust Opens First Rehabilitation Centre to Ease Bed Blocking Crisis & Increase Independent Living A £2 million residential scheme designed to ease the growing bed-blocking crisis in hospitals across Huntingdon has officially been opened in Papworth Everard.   The innovative inpatient rehabilitation has been delivered by Papworth Trust, the leading charity for disabled and […]

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Furry friends visit Caterham care home

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Furry friends visit Caterham care home

Residents and staff at Buxton Lodge care home in Caterham on the Hill had some special visitors recently. Wild Science, a provider of animal therapy workshops, brought an assortment of animals including a lizard, guinea pig, chinchilla and even a snake to spend some time with residents at the home!   Whilst staff were a […]

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Calls for cash injection into social care to alleviate bed blocking

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Calls for cash injection into social care to alleviate bed blocking

RNHA CALLS FOR EMERGENCY CASH INJECTION INTO SOCIAL CARE TO HELP ALLEVIATE NHS BED BLOCKING CRISIS – RESPONSE TO LORD CARTER’S REPORT   The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) has called for an emergency cash injection by the government into social care so that local authorities can purchase more care home places to alleviate the […]

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Care provider Mentaur CEO awarded Northampton ‘Business Person of the Year’

February 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care provider Mentaur CEO awarded Northampton ‘Business Person of the Year’

Mentaur CEO Isabel Santos Melo was recognised as the “Business Person of the Year” at the Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards gala in December. This was the prestigious 25th anniversary of the award, launched to acknowledge business leaders who have achieved outstanding success in running their business, while exhibiting creativity and exceptional leadership qualities. This is […]

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Panto visit is pure magic for pupils and care home residents

February 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Panto visit is pure magic for pupils and care home residents

PANTOMIME performers from a Hampshire care home swapped Peking for Peckham when they staged Aladdin at a nearby primary school.   The troupe of staff from Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge home entertained children at Pennington Infant School with an ‘Only Fools and Horses’ take on the traditional story of the genie and the magic lamp. […]

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Care group hosts awards ceremony for care staff

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Care group hosts awards ceremony for care staff

Glasgow care home, Rowandale House is delighted to announce that Care Home Manager, John Park was awarded the title of ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’ at a recent company awards ceremony.   Every year the nation-wide company which owns Rowandale holds an awards ceremony in which to honour and recognise committed and deserving individuals […]

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CQC publish reports on 80 adult social care services in North of England

February 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC publish reports on 80 adult social care services in North of England

CQC inspectors publish reports on 80 adult social care services in the North of England In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 80 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the North that have been inspected under its new approach. Following recent inspections 42 […]

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