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Classic memories revived at Hampshire care home

Classic memories revived at Hampshire care home

Memories were revived when a Hampshire care home hosted a mini classic car show. Six vintage cars, dating back as far as 1925, took part in the event at Colten Care’s Linden House in Lymington. Residents at the specialist dementia care home had a fascinating afternoon, viewing the cars and, in some cases, even sitting […]

15th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Suffolk nursing home welcomes new Home Manager

Suffolk nursing home welcomes new Home Manager

Aldringham Court Nursing Home, located in Aldringham, between Leiston and Aldeburgh in Suffolk, has announced the appointment of Jayne Haskins as its new Home Manager. With over 30 years nursing experience, Jayne has led an esteemed career in the health and social care sector.  Having managed an intermediate nursing care unit in Coventry, Jayne relocated […]

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Care home manager overcomes her fear of heights to support Alzheimer’s Society

Care home manager overcomes her fear of heights to support Alzheimer’s Society

On 6th August  Orchard Court Care Home in Brigg Manager Tracy Mussett took a leap of faith and overcome her fears of heights and flying by doing a skydive in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. The manager Tracy Mussett said” it was a fantastic experience as well as raising money for a cause so close […]

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Andover care home hosts fundraising summer fete

Andover care home hosts fundraising summer fete

An Andover care home has brought Texas to town with their barn dance themed summer fete. Mountwood Care Home, on Millway Road, enjoyed an afternoon of sunshine, stalls and barbecue, as friends and family joined staff and residents for their annual summer fete. The event raised £347 to pay for treats and activities for the […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Three quarters of people in midlife would make lifestyle changes now to reduce their risk of developing dementia in future, the UK’s biggest dementia charities have found. The news follows a pilot of dementia risk reduction messaging in NHS Health Checks for those aged 40-64. The findings reflect the increasing public appetite to understand modifiable […]

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Award-winning student nurse praised by Blaina care home

Award-winning student nurse praised by Blaina care home

A nursing student, who spent a six week university placement at a care home in south Wales, has been commended for her dedication with two university awards. Ambitious Daniella Crawford, a student at the University of South Wales, spent six weeks at Cwm Celyn Care Home in Blaina earlier this year as part of her […]

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Will older patients face another winter of delayed transfers?

Will older patients face another winter of delayed transfers?

Commenting on the latest performance figures from NHS England, John Appleby, Director of Research and Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust said: “These figures show that the NHS continues to be systematically unable to meet its main targets, with over 4 million patients likely to be on the waiting list for planned care – now […]

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Hopes of making a Dorset town more dementia-friendly received a boost

Hopes of making a Dorset town more dementia-friendly received a boost

Hopes of making a Dorset town more dementia-friendly have received a boost thanks to the success of a care home’s community day.   Around 140 people visited Colten Care’s Fernhill home for the inaugural Ferndown & Longham Family Festival.   It was organised as a fun, free-to-enter event for all ages with proceeds going to […]

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Warrington resident delighted to visit a local library as part of Three Wishes scheme

Warrington resident delighted to visit a local library as part of Three Wishes scheme

Residents at Holcroft Grange, the Minster Care-run residential home in Warrington, have seen their wishes come true as part of a new scheme at the home. For the scheme, residents are encouraged to write down their wishes on a piece of paper and post it in a decorated wishes box to have them granted by […]

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Touring theatre troupe has Bridgwater residents on their feet

Touring theatre troupe has Bridgwater residents on their feet

Residents at a Bridgwater dementia care home were on their feet and singing their hearts out last week when a professional touring theatre troupe came to perform a range of songs from the ‘40s through to the ‘70s with a ‘Music Through The Decades’ show. The hits ranged from Glen Miller through to Abba, with […]

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Leicestershire disability care service is rated Outstanding by the CQC

Leicestershire disability care service is rated Outstanding by the CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by two services run by Kingly Care Partnership in Hinckley, to be Outstanding following inspections in May. Kingly House and Kingly Croft provide accommodation and personal care for people who require support because they have suffered brain injuries or have neurological disabilities. They, along […]

11th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Chesterfield farmer Eileen marks her 100th with care home party

Chesterfield farmer Eileen marks her 100th with care home party

LIFELONG Chesterfield resident Eileen Reed celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Holmewood Care Home. The centenarian was joined by her sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren for the day, as staff at the home hosted a party to mark the milestone.   Eileen moved to Holmewood Care Home, on Barnfield Close, in 2014, […]

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100th birthday celebrations at Wimbledon care home

100th birthday celebrations at Wimbledon care home

A care home in Wimbledon, Arthur House, has celebrated the 100th birthday of their longest and oldest resident, Hazel Honeyburne. Family, friends and the staff at Arthur House threw Hazel, who turned 100 on Wednesday 2nd August, a party to commemorate her reaching her first three-figure birthday. She was treated to a visit from Marsie […]

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Lancashire care home hosts their own music festival for residents

Lancashire care home hosts their own music festival for residents

A Care Home in St Helens, Lancashire recently hosted their very own music festival for those living at the Home. Activities Staff, Laura Coghlan-Adam and Lucy Peters from Stocks Hall Care Home thought it would be a wonderful idea for the Home to host their very own music festival in the grounds of the St […]

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20 years of care at Bristol Nursing Home

20 years of care at Bristol Nursing Home

Bristol’s Riversway Nursing Home opened its doors to friends and family recently as it celebrated its 20th anniversary. The purpose-built nursing home, which offers care for people with a wide range of physical needs, including younger people, has spent two decades at the forefront of quality care in the region, and a series of special […]

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No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed

No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed

Responding to the latest delayed transfers of care figures published today by NHS England, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed, when they could be treated in the comfort and dignity of their […]

10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Getting care right but still getting it wrong? Time to embrace transparent feedback?

Getting care right but still getting it wrong? Time to embrace transparent feedback?

The key points are that the majority of residents and relatives Healthwatch spoke with considered the care they received to be good, with innovative homes showing what is possible without breaking the bank. However, volunteer visitors also witnessed homes not getting the basics right with even those providing excellent care failing to tick all the […]

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Care England warns about CQC next phase

Care England warns about CQC next phase

The closing date has now passed for the Care Quality Commission’s recent consultation on their next phase of regulation. This was the second consultation on proposed changes to the way the CQC regulate health and adult social care services. They asked for views on how the CQC should respond to our changing society and the […]

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Norfolk care home welcomes new Home Manager

Norfolk care home welcomes new Home Manager

Overbury House residential care home, located in Wroxham, Norfolk, has announced the appointment of Gerard Dooley as its new Home Manager. Gerard joins the home, which specialises in delivering quality care to elderly adults including those living with dementia, having previously managed a care home where the service was recognised as being ‘outstanding’ in the […]

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Care operator announces new home manager at The Grand in Nottingham

Care operator announces new home manager at The Grand in Nottingham

Fast growing care home operator, New Care, has appointed Yana Whitehouse, from Chesterfield in Derbyshire, as registered manager for its flagship care home, The Grand in Nottingham. In her new role, Yana takes responsibility for the state-of-the-art 82-bed care facility on Greythorn Drive, its 82 residents and 100-strong employee team.  She will work consistently to […]

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