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Go to the loo to help restore dignity-News from Clos-o-Mat

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Go to the loo to help restore dignity-News from Clos-o-Mat

“Would you want your wife or husband (or child) to be wiping your bottom every time you needed to go to the loo?”   This kind of anecdotal evidence improves that one area that impacts on a person’s dignity, feeling of independence and wellbeing, be it cared for or carer, is going to the toilet […]

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Meridian Healthcare homes raise hundreds with Care Home Open Day events

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Meridian Healthcare homes raise hundreds with Care Home Open Day events

To celebrate the fourth annual Care Home Open Day, Meridian Healthcare held dozens of events across their care homes, raising hundreds for charity partner Marie Curie in the process.   Residents, relatives and members of the local community enjoyed a range of activities in line with the company’s theme of ‘Right Royal Blooming Great Tea […]

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Digital age and older age collide as £10,000 funding helps keep families connected

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Digital age and older age collide as £10,000 funding helps keep families connected

People living in care are stepping into the digital age with £10,000 to help keep them connected to their families.   Relatives and residents at Queens Meadow Care Home are celebrating after securing the cash pot from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards For All grant.   Supported by creative ageing charity Equal Arts, the care […]

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Raising dementia awareness one cupcake at a time!

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Raising dementia awareness one cupcake at a time!

A Sanctuary Care home in Harrow has been raising awareness of dementia one cupcake at a time.   Feeling the flour power, residents and the team at Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home in Weald Lane have been icing their hearts out to support the Alzheimer’s Society national awareness Cupcake Day.   Nationally, the Alzheimer’s Society […]

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Double celebrations for Minehead care home

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Double celebrations for Minehead care home

Residents and the team at a Sanctuary Care home in Minehead had double the reason to celebrate following a ‘Good’ CQC rating.   Following an unannounced inspection, The Winsor Nursing Home in The Avenue received ‘Good’ ratings in all five areas of the Care Quality Commission’s report, including ‘caring’, ‘well-led’ and ‘effective’, giving an overall […]

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Castleoak breaks new ground with £6m care home development for One Housing

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Castleoak breaks new ground with £6m care home development for One Housing

Castleoak, the specialist construction and development partner for care and retirement living, has announced a £6m turnkey care home development in Chelmsford. The deal is Castleoak’s first with leading housing association One Housing. The home will be marketed under One Housing’s new luxury senior living brand Baycroft.   Commenting on the new development, Andrew Winstanley, […]

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Caremark paddles for charity!

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Caremark paddles for charity!

Grey skies and heavy rain did not dampen the spirits of the ‘SS Caremark’ team of paddlers who were amongst a number of businesses taking part in the Great Sussex Bath Race earlier in June. The annual event sees a number of companies across Sussex joining in the hilarious raft-racing fundraising event, paddling unwieldy rafts […]

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Leading care provider has ambitions to raise dementia awareness

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Leading care provider has ambitions to raise dementia awareness

One of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers is giving its colleagues additional training in a bid to help raise more awareness of dementia.   Edinburgh based charity Blackwood is rolling out training in Dementia Care Awareness for 450 members of staff across Scotland after Alzheimer Scotland reported more than 90,000 people are currently living […]

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It’s the best of both worlds for Nathan

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
It’s the best of both worlds for Nathan

The prospect of a college cookery course is whetting the appetite of 25-year-old Liverpool FC fan Nathan Ollerton, who lives at a residential service for people with learning difficulties on the outskirts of Dolgellau in Gwynedd.   Nathan, who moved to Cerrig Camu last March, told his support staff how much he wanted to learn […]

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Care home cupcake challenge brings fundraisers their just dessert

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home cupcake challenge brings fundraisers their just dessert

Staff at a Worcestershire care home cooked up a great way to give residents some much deserved trips out – by baking a range of delicious cupcakes.   Malvern’s answer to the Great British Bake Off took place at Welland House Care Centre, which assists many of its residents in living with Alzheimer’s.   The […]

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West Yorkshire Police launches Kirklees partnership commitment to national dementia initiative

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
West Yorkshire Police launches Kirklees partnership commitment to national dementia initiative

The scheme provides vital information for the police when a person living with dementia goes missing A KIRKLEES partnership commitment to a national scheme, which helps locate vulnerable people when they go missing, was officially launched at the University of Huddersfield by West Yorkshire Police. Called the Herbert Protocol, the initiative encourages carers, family and […]

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Chief Inspector of the CQC visits on Care Home Open Day

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Chief Inspector of the CQC visits on Care Home Open Day

Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) made a special visit to local care home, Vida Hall in Starbeck this month, to join in with the celebrations for Care Home Open Day.   Vida Hall, a specialist care home for older people living with dementia, was recognised as […]

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Swanton Care and Community wins major UK healthcare award

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Swanton Care and Community wins major UK healthcare award

Adult social care provider, Swanton Care and Community, has been crowned ‘Complex Care Provider of the Year’ at the prestigious Health Investor Awards 2016. Swanton collected the high profile industry gong at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, in central London last week. The provider was praised for its innovative […]

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Manager awarded for putting Oomph! into residential care

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Manager awarded for putting Oomph! into residential care

A Hedon-based care home manager has been recognised by a national initiative for her dedication to resident’s wellness. Cindy Turner, manager of Albemarle care home, based in Baxtergate, Hedon, has received the Manager of the Month Award from Oomph! Wellness thanks to her outstanding contribution towards residents health and wellbeing. Cindy impressed judges with her […]

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Nelson care home scoops 5 stars!

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nelson care home scoops 5 stars!

Smiles of beaming joy painted the faces of the staff at Andrew Smith House, Marsden Hall Rd North Nelson! Rightly so, they have a lots to be proud of. Recently the Environmental Health gave an unannounced visit to the Home and awarded them a whopping 5 star accreditation for their Food Hygiene rating. This is […]

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It was like Glastonbury for the elderly!

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
It was like Glastonbury for the elderly!

A Hereford care home, Charles Court, celebrated the centenary of the life and work of renowned local artist Brian Hatton who died in WWI aged 28 as part of its celebrations on National Care Home Open Day.   The theme was also chosen to celebrate a recent medal honour for one of the home’s  residents, […]

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Daventry complex care home celebrates Care Home Open Day

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Daventry complex care home celebrates Care Home Open Day

RESIDENTS and staff at a Daventry care home for adults with complex needs celebrated National Care Home Open Day in green-fingered style. Badby Park marked the annual UK-wide event by potting patriotic sunflowers to mark the Queen’s official 90th birthday last week. Many of the residents at the Daventry care home live with complex health […]

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Mental health rehabilitation service receives positive CQC support

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mental health rehabilitation service receives positive CQC support

Glenhurst Lodge, a mental health rehabilitation service in Maidstone, has received an overwhelmingly positive report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The home, operated by Bramley Health, is meeting the requirements set out by the regulator to provide a good standard of care for its service users. The CQC report result is determined by safety, […]

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Sanctuary Chef tastes success

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Chef tastes success

A talented Sanctuary Care chef got taste buds tingling at an annual Chef of the Year Competition.   Suzanne Pinney, chef manager at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire went head-to-head with six colleagues from across the organisation in a 90-minute cook-off to win the final of Sanctuary Care’s Chef of the Year […]

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Care home artists go the extra Smile

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home artists go the extra Smile

Talented care home residents have put on an exhibition of their arts and crafts work. The show at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham was held to celebrate National Care Home Open Day. Among their homes taking part were Bryn Bella and Highfield where there were also  games and quizzes going on. Residents handed […]

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