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New Care is first in UK to install life-saving Dechoker in all homes

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New Care is first in UK to install life-saving Dechoker in all homes

Underlining its commitment to providing only the very best medical services and care for its residents, fast growing care home operator New Care is the first care home group in the UK to install the revolutionary Dechoker anti-choking device in all its care centres.   Lightweight and easy to use, Dechoker can be quickly placed […]

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Ombudsman offers practical guidance on contracts for social care providers

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Ombudsman offers practical guidance on contracts for social care providers

Care providers can now download new guidance from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to help them provide clearer cost information in their contracts for service users. Based on learning from its investigations, the Ombudsman’s guide offers good practice on how to approach Funded Nursing Care (FNC) payments and ensure contracts properly reference them. […]

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Care home residents entertained by harpist

16th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Care home residents entertained by harpist

Residents at the Chirk Court care home in Chirk enjoyed a visit from the ‘Music in Hospitals’ service recently when harpist Alfair Dyer performed a wide-range of items from classical, folk and Beatles numbers. “Everyone who attended the event had a wonderful time, it was such a gentle and relaxing sound we all felt uplifted,” […]

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Suffolk care home gains a top CQC rating with a little help from man’s best friend

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Suffolk care home gains a top CQC rating with a little help from man’s best friend

A canine relations manager, a pub and a twilight club for residents who can’t sleep are just some of the ingredients that have led to Care UK’s Mildenhall Lodge care home being rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.   The ethos of the home is one focused entirely on residents, with the inspector’s report highlighting […]

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Care worker and client enjoy making music together

15th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Care worker and client enjoy making music together

Being able to play a musical instrument is a real gift, but it is even better if you can share that pleasure with another and make music together. This is exactly what care worker Sarah Kent-Davies from Caremark (Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Malling) does with one of her clients, Arthur Ellis.   Sarah has had […]

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Northfleet care home residents enjoyed a morning of singing and music

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Northfleet care home residents enjoyed a morning of singing and music

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home enjoyed a morning of singing and play musical instruments.   With the weather outside cold and rainy, the residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Dene Holm Road came together for an indoor activity they could all enjoy.   Out came the music box with a wide […]

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Just flipping good fun as Dorset care home hosts pancake party

15th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Just flipping good fun as Dorset care home hosts pancake party

Two generations had a flipping good time when a North Dorset care home hosted a pancake party. Five cubs from Sturminster Newton Scout Group helped whisk up some delicious pancakes for residents at Colten Care’s Newstone House. Under the expert guidance of the home’s chef Donna Singleton, the youngsters, aged between eight and ten years, […]

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Audley Group secures new £125m credit facility with HSBC and Bank Leumi

15th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Audley Group secures new £125m credit facility with HSBC and Bank Leumi

Audley Group, the UK’s leading provider of luxury retirement villages, has today completed the refinancing of its debt facilities with a five year term loan of £125m, jointly funded by HSBC and Bank Leumi (UK).   The facility will fund all existing developments within the group across both luxury brand Audley Villages and new mid-market […]

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Worcestershire elderly couple prove you’re never too old for love

14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Worcestershire elderly couple prove you’re never too old for love

Severn Heights nursing home organised a special Valentines Day meal for an elderly couple, proving you are never too old for love. Care staff from the home, based in Callow End, transformed the lounge and dining room with hearts and balloons and organised a romantic, home made two-course dinner. Renee and Ernie, both in their […]

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New Forest hospice praises care home residents for ‘phenomenal’ fundraising

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New Forest hospice praises care home residents for ‘phenomenal’ fundraising

People living with dementia have found a crafty way to support a New Forest hospice charity.   Residents at Colten Care’s Linden House care home in Lymington sold greeting cards and pictures they made in arts sessions as part of a fundraising drive for Oakhaven Hospice Trust.   They and fellow Colten residents at nearby […]

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Lewes Clarriots Care branch brings 70 jobs over three years

14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Lewes Clarriots Care branch brings 70 jobs over three years

A new home care provider has opened its doors in Lewes with the expectation of creating around 70 new jobs over the next three years. Clarriots Care has 10 years of home care experience and was delighted to have the Lewes MP Maria Caulfield in attendance at their recent launch party to officially open their […]

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Bury St Edmunds care home appoints new home manager

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Bury St Edmunds care home appoints new home manager

Fornham House residential care home in Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, is delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Coleman as its new Home Manager.   Stuart began his career in the care industry with Scope in 2000, where he supported people living with learning disabilities. He progressed through the ranks, becoming a senior […]

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Care home resident puts her memoirs together with the help of technology

14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Care home resident puts her memoirs together with the help of technology

A former teacher is close to completing her memoirs despite being registered blind, thanks to special technology and staff at a Hastings care home.   Rhona Handcock, 86, began her life history several years ago but had to put her writing on hold because of her husband’s failing health.  The couple moved into Hastings Court […]

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HC-One care home residents to benefit from transformation funds

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HC-One care home residents to benefit from transformation funds

Residents at two HC-One care homes will benefit greatly from Greater Manchester Transformation Funding awarded to them in partnership with Bolton Council.   HC-One’s Bolton based Four Seasons and Meadowbank House care home have been awarded with the Innovation Funds, which aims to reduce isolation and encourage social interaction in and around the community.   […]

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99 red balloons launch at specialist care centre

14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
99 red balloons launch at specialist care centre

This month, King’s Lodge Centre for Complex Needs resident, Nick Kemp, celebrated his 47th birthday by launching 99 red balloons in the centre’s grounds.   Nick had also designed special labels with a message and mobile number to call in the hope that anyone finding a balloon will get in touch to let him know […]

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Worcestershire care home celebrates 25 year anniversary

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Worcestershire care home celebrates 25 year anniversary

A Worcestershire care home is celebrating 25 years of delivering care to its residents this month.   St John’s care home, in Droitwich, marked the occasion with drinks, cake and musical entertainment from local singer, David Lawrence. Residents, their family members, and staff, past and present, were joined in the celebrations by special guests that […]

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Aberdeen Couple Celebrate 62nd Valentine’s Day – Give Top Tips for Long, Happy Marriage

14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Aberdeen Couple Celebrate 62nd Valentine’s Day – Give Top Tips for Long, Happy Marriage

An Aberdeen couple are perfectly placed to give lessons in love this Valentine’s Day – as it will be the 62nd time they will celebrate February 14th together. And Jimmy Mathers, 93, and wife Betty, 84, believe they can give couples of all ages some simple tips for a long and happy marriage: it’s all […]

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Pinders finalist celebrates with charitable donation

13th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Pinders finalist celebrates with charitable donation

LifeCare Residences, the leading international retirement village operator, has made a £500 donation to Brain Tumour Research Campaign, to celebrate its London development, Battersea Place, reaching finalist status at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.   Pinders Healthcare Design Awards recognise the very best developments across the full spectrum of care-related properties. The experienced judging panel […]

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Curling care home residents have been getting into the Winter Olympics spirit

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Curling care home residents have been getting into the Winter Olympics spirit

COMPETITIVE care home residents have been getting into the Winter Olympics spirit with a community centre curling match.   Curling athletes from around the world are set to compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, in South Korea, from 9th to 25th of February.   The upcoming international competition was preceded by residents of […]

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Purpose built Harrogate care home achieves Outstanding

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Purpose built Harrogate care home achieves Outstanding

A specialist dementia care home in Pannal, Harrogate has impressed local Care Quality Commission inspectors, who found the service to be ‘Outstanding’ – a status shared by less than 2% of all care homes in the country.   The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in […]

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