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Hospice revamp meets the needs of patients

March 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hospice revamp meets the needs of patients

St Peter and St James Hospice & Continuing Care Centre benefits from an interior re-vamp as interior design company HomeSmiths partners with Shackletons to create a centre of wellbeing. Based in Lewes, East Sussex, the out-dated hospice provides palliative care and required a scheme of works that would meet the needs of both existing patients […]

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Job swap enables positive impact on the quality of dementia care

March 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Job swap enables positive impact on the quality of dementia care

Donna Butterworth, New Business Project Manager at Shackletons, realises her love of interior design and customer relations after receiving an opportunity to job swap at the company’s HQ. Responsible for driving and nurturing sales leads, Donna spends much of her time researching and networking to build awareness and understanding of Shackletons amongst specific target audiences.  […]

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Worcester care home handed dementia standard for second year

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Worcester care home handed dementia standard for second year

Staff at a Worcester care home are celebrating after being awarded with the prestigious Worcestershire Dementia Standard for the second year running.   Northwick Grange Care Home has been awarded the sought-after Worcestershire County Council accreditation which rates care homes on their approach and successes when caring with residents with dementia.   The home, which […]

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Crewe care home’s all about ‘the twitter’

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crewe care home’s all about ‘the twitter’

Following on from National Nest Box Week (14 – 21 Feb), residents at The Elms care home in Crewe have been delighted to find their garden alive with the sound of birdsong thanks to a generous donation from a group of local IT apprentices.   Working under a citizenship project led by the learning and […]

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Nutrition & Hydration week at Sunnybank House in Eastleigh

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nutrition & Hydration week at Sunnybank House in Eastleigh

Residents at Sunnybank House Residential Home, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Nutrition and Hydration this week. Staff members at Sunnybank House planned a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to reiterate and promote the importance of nutrition and hydration as a part of providing great care. The event took place on 19th March when […]

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PROFESSOR TRISH-MORRIS THOMPSON DELIGHTED TO TAKE ON NEW NURSING ADVISOR ROLE

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More

Professor Trish Morris-Thompson, Director of Quality and Clinical Governance at Barchester Healthcare, says it’s “an honour” to have been appointed nursing advisor by Care England. Care England has appointed two honorary nursing advisors, Trish Morris-Thompson and Deborah Sturdy, as part of its strategy to tackle the shortage of nurses in the sector. Morris-Thompson is one […]

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Commission on urgent care for older people launched by NHS Confederation

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More

An independent commission to drive improvements in urgent and emergency care for older people in and outside of hospitals is being launched today by the NHS Confederation. The Commission on improving urgent care for older people is a joint initiative of the Confederation’s three forums, the Community Health Services Forum, the Hospitals Forum and the […]

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People with dementia in hospital struggling with undiagnosed pain, study finds

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
People with dementia in hospital struggling with undiagnosed pain, study finds

The frequency of pain experienced by people with dementia in hospital may be dramatically underreported, according to new research from University College London published in the journal PAIN today (25 March 2015). An observational study of 230 people with dementia found that, while nearly two thirds (57 per cent) of people with the condition were […]

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Budget funding for mental health care – good money after bad?

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Budget funding for mental health care – good money after bad?

ubu has welcomed the boost to mental health services in this week’s budget and said that partnered with the new NHS vanguards it provides a real opportunity to deliver improvements to mental health services.   But chief executive, Dorothy Jarvis Lee warned that the chance could be missed if some within the NHS did not […]

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Telford specialist care home changes hands to become part of care portfolio

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Telford specialist care home changes hands to become part of care portfolio

DC Care has recently completed the successful sale of a residential care home in Telford, Shropshire.  Registered for 33 the home provides care across a spectrum of specialist care needs. It was owned privately and has now been sold to an experienced operator, who will be adding the home to their existing portfolio of high […]

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‘Knitting Nanas’ from extra care scheme launch wool appeal

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
‘Knitting Nanas’ from extra care scheme launch wool appeal

Real life ‘knitting nanas’ from Telford are appealing for donations of wool to help them sew bonnets and blankets for babies in Africa.   The group, who have affectionately named themselves after the grans in the Shreddies cereal advert, meet every Tuesday at Bournville Village Trust’s extra care scheme Bournville House in Lightmoor Village.   […]

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Care Pathway Award Winner

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care Pathway Award Winner

Specialist supporter of adults with learning disabilities Eden Futures were thrilled to be announced as the winner of the prestigious Laing Buisson ‘Care Pathways’ Award in their Independent Specialist Care Awards. These awards aim to recognise and celebrate innovation and best practice across the health and social care sector, showcasing services or individuals who have significantly […]

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Decorated war veteran becomes social media sensation

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Decorated war veteran becomes social media sensation

A decorated war veteran has become a social media sensation after a story about his 100th birthday went viral.   Ralph Cox marked his centenary celebrations recently with a party at Sanctuary Care’s The Beeches Residential Care Home in Birmingham, where he has lived for over two years.   His story hit the headlines in […]

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It’s love in the air at Jewish Care

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
It’s love in the air at Jewish Care

When two members of staff found love at Jewish Care’s Princess Alexandra Home in Stanmore they knew they wanted to share their wedding celebrations with staff, volunteers and residents of the home. Bride, Celine Cohen nee Allen, 30, Social Coordinator at the home and her new husband, Elliot Cohen, 31, Kitchen Assistant, who live in […]

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Alzheimer’s Society responds to Relate’s The Best Medicine campaign

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society responds to Relate’s The Best Medicine campaign

The charity Relate is today calling for relationships to be put at the heart of the NHS to improve health and wellbeing and reduce pressure on the public purse. A report by the charity and think tank, New Philanthropy Capital, finds that the link between relationships and health is too often ignored in the NHS. […]

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Castleoak delivers Fortis Living extra care development four weeks early

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Castleoak delivers Fortis Living extra care development four weeks early

Castleoak, the specialist construction and development partner for care and retirement living, has handed over a £7 million extra care development of 57 apartments in Worcester to Fortis Living four weeks ahead of the construction programme. Specifically designed for over 55s, Meadow Court offers one- and two-bedroom apartments to rent or purchase through shared ownership. […]

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Exeter care home scoops 5 stars for food hygiene

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Exeter care home scoops 5 stars for food hygiene

Exeter’s newest and most luxurious nursing and dementia care home, Green Tree Court is celebrating being awarded 5 stars for its food hygiene standards. Green Tree Court is the flagship 5 star nursing and dementia care home for Lexicon Healthcare who specialise in providing exceptional nursing home environments combined with the very best in clinical […]

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Picturesque location for care home attracts experienced care operators

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Picturesque location for care home attracts experienced care operators

DC Care’s Alison Taylor, Specialist Business Appraiser, announces the sale of Llangollen Fechan Care Home in North Wales. The home has been sold on behalf of Mr & Mrs Short who have taken a much deserved retirement. Alison said “Our clients were a delight to work with and I knew that a home such as […]

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Mayor of Newcastle officially opens refurbished Gosforth care home

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mayor of Newcastle officially opens refurbished Gosforth care home

Gosforth-based Dene Park House care home, which is part of Akari Care, welcomed a special VIP guest to officially open the newly refurbished home, which now includes a bar and hair salon. The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, George Pattison, attended the grand launch of the refurbishment, which is part of Akari Care’s £15 million investment […]

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Barchester Healthcare appoint new Chairman

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Barchester Healthcare appoint new Chairman

John Coleman has been appointed Chairman of Barchester Healthcare, the leading quality care provider which has more than 200 homes and hospitals across the UK. Mr Coleman has 14 years of experience as a non-executive director on the boards of various companies in different sectors, including builders’ merchants, travel/leisure and retail. As well as his […]

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