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Older people with Type 2 diabetes are being ‘over prescribed’

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Older people with Type 2 diabetes are being ‘over prescribed’

Older people with Type 2 diabetes are being over treated with certain drugs, according to a recent service evaluation carried out in Leicester.    The findings come as a NHS Digital report recently showed 52 million diabetes prescriptions were issued last year, which is an 81 per cent increase over the past decade.    The […]

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Local Hampton WI make knitted donations to care home

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Local Hampton WI make knitted donations to care home

Members of Bedfont Belles WI have been busy knitting, crocheting and creating ‘twiddle muffs’ for residents at Marling Court Care Home in Hampton. The knitted ‘twiddle muffs’ are ideal for residents with dementia as they are decorated with ribbons, large buttons or textured fabrics that they can fiddle with in their hands. The ‘twiddle muffs’ […]

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Chester care home residents mark 5th birthday with tea party

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Chester care home residents mark 5th birthday with tea party

Staff and residents at a Chester based care home marked the 5th birthday of national home provider HC-One recently with a celebratory tea party.    Festivities took place at Lauren Court and every HC-One home across the country as the third largest care home provider commemorated the successful journey that it has taken since it’s founding […]

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Man spends too long in care home because of councils’ delays

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Man spends too long in care home because of councils’ delays

A Warwickshire man, who had suffered a stroke, was prevented from living independently for too long because two councils failed to follow correct procedures, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. Warwickshire County Council made assumptions about the man’s capacity to make decisions about where he wanted to live and about what property […]

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Charities Aid Foundation CEO awarded knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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Charities Aid Foundation CEO awarded knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

  John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, has been awarded a knighthood for charitable services in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017.     Responding to the award, John said: “I’m delighted and surprised to be honoured in this way, and of course most grateful. I’ve had great the pleasure of working with many highly […]

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Gloucestershire homecare staff raise more than £150 on Cupcake Day!

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Gloucestershire homecare staff raise more than £150 on Cupcake Day!

It was real teamwork when Gloucestershire homecare company DoCare opened its doors and invited people in for tea and cake as part of national Cupcake Day. The Stroud-based firm enlisted the help of staff, friends and even some of the clients to help bake a huge batch of cupcakes and other goodies, which they served […]

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Shropshire care provider announces strategic appointment

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Shropshire care provider announces strategic appointment

Shropshire’s leading independent care home provider has announced a strategic appointment to its senior management team.   Chris Wall will take up the post of Finance Director at Coverage Care, which runs 14 residential and nursing homes on a not for profit basis, in August.   He is currently the Finance Director, Deputy Chief Executive […]

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Leithers play a key role in festival

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Leithers play a key role in festival

Edinburgh locals have been put centre stage at the Leith Festival as a play celebrating the anniversary of one of the areas landmarks has taken inspiration from lifelong residents.   ‘Muriel of Leith’, which is playing at the Constitution Bar’s Red Room this week and explores the history and changing landscape of Leith, will feature […]

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Cycling challenge for Huddersfield care home

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Cycling challenge for Huddersfield care home

86-YEAR-OLD Elsie Bunyard cycled almost three miles in just 15 minutes as part of a fundraising event at her Skelmanthorpe care home.   The Longroyds and Pilling House Care Home resident was one of many who took to static bikes to clock up miles during the event.   The charity cycling challenge saw elderly residents, […]

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Fortrose care home plans submitted

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Fortrose care home plans submitted

New facility will be transformative for local community, says care boss. Revised plans for a new £4 million care home for older people in Fortrose will transform care in the Black Isle according to the care company making the investment. Independent care provider Parklands Group has formally submitted its plans to build a 40 bed […]

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Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech

Following the Queen’s speech today, Alzheimer’s Society’s Chief Executive, Jeremy Hughes, welcomes the pledge for a consultation on social care – but warns the promise of a consultation cannot be used to delay action. We urgently need workable solutions to the crisis in dementia care. In a YouGov poll carried out on Wednesday 14 June, […]

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UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

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UKHCA makes a response to social care proposals announced in the Queen’s speech

Today, within the Queen’s speech, the Government has outlined its long terms plans to address the social care crisis. The Government has indicated that the consultation will set out options to improve the social care system and to put it on a more secure financial foundation, supporting individuals, families and communities. Bridget Warr CBE, UKHCA’s […]

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Lifted to new heights of independence with assistive technology from Clos-o-Mat

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Lifted to new heights of independence with assistive technology from Clos-o-Mat

A pensioner who has no strength in her arms is managing to retain her dignity and independence with minimal care support into her eighth decade, in part thanks to her toilet!   Sandra (76) contracted polio when she was just 20. After several years of stability, she developed Post Polio Syndrome, with increasing muscle weakness; […]

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One of West Yorkshire’s longest married couples mark their platinum wedding anniversary

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One of West Yorkshire’s longest married couples mark their platinum wedding anniversary

One of Yorkshire’s longest married couples have marked their platinum wedding anniversary with a celebratory party at Czajka Care Group’s Beanlands Nursing Home in Cross Hills near Keighley.   Alec and Lenora Hudson met in August 1942, during World War Two, when Alec was posted to the Falkland Islands where Lenora grew up.  He was […]

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Mansfield home care service found to be caring and compassionate by CQC

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Mansfield home care service found to be caring and compassionate by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Workwise Healthcare Limited, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in December.    Workwise Healthcare provides support to people in their own homes in Mansfield and the surrounding areas of north Nottinghamshire. At the time of our inspection 120 people […]

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Prestigious Motivational Award won by Sunrise Senior Living UK

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Prestigious Motivational Award won by Sunrise Senior Living UK

Residents and staff at Sunrise Senior Living UK are celebrating after the care home provider won a prestigious award recognising the motivational benefits given to team members.    Having been nominated for the Most Motivational Benefits prize at the esteemed Employee Benefits Awards for the second year in a row, the Sunrise team this year […]

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Rotherham primary school pupils set to transform care home garden

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Rotherham primary school pupils set to transform care home garden

RAWMARSH Ashwood Primary School pupils are set to transform a care home garden as part of a young leadership project.   The youngsters have been tasked with making improvements within their community.   They chose to brighten the garden at Broadacres Care Home, Rotherham, which cares for elderly people and those living with dementia.   […]

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Mayor of Lincoln welcomed at care home garden party celebration

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Mayor of Lincoln welcomed at care home garden party celebration

Residents and staff at Ruckland Court Care Home in Lincoln have been taking part in Country Court Care in Bloom, a companywide gardening competition to encourage residents to get involved in gardening projects at their care homes. To celebrate their efforts at Ruckland Court Care Home in Lincoln residents invited Cllr Chris Burke, Mayor of […]

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Extra Care residents spruce up garden for summer

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra Care residents spruce up garden for summer

With the Great British Summer seemingly in full bloom, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme spent an afternoon preparing their garden for the warmer months ahead.   Armed with a variety of plants and flowers and hanging baskets aplenty, tenants of the Ifield Way housing scheme dug out their aprons and pulled on […]

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Britain’s Got Talent 2017 contestant joins in Care Home Open Day celebrations

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Britain’s Got Talent 2017 contestant joins in Care Home Open Day celebrations

A Huddersfield-based care home invited members of the community to attend its Care Home Open Day celebrations on 16th June with special guest Luke Lenihan, Britain’s Got Talent 2017 contestant.   Teen magician Luke Lenihan wowed celebrity judges on the hit nationwide show with Simon Cowell rating his performance as “the most unique magic act ever.” […]

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