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Glasgow care home has come up with the perfect tonic

Glasgow care home has come up with the perfect tonic

A Glasgow Care Home has come up with an unusual therapy for its residents living with dementia – by providing them with their own traditional ‘pub’.   Bupa’s Golfhill Care Home, in the East End of Glasgow, features the ‘Dennistoun Arms’, which aims to provide a recognisable social environment in which residents can relive the […]

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents go back in time with Weston Museum

Care home residents go back in time with Weston Museum

Residents at Summer Lane Nursing and Care Home spent a fabulous morning reminiscing thanks to Dean, Barbara, Lesley and Joyce, volunteers from Weston Museum. The team from the museum bought a wide selection of items from the museum that residents could look at, handle and talk about. The special reminiscence boxes are themed around different […]

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Care home residents enjoy ladies day out at Wakefield hotel

Care home residents enjoy ladies day out at Wakefield hotel

Three residents from Ashworth Grange care home in Dewsbury enjoyed a ladies day out, when they took a trip to the extravagant Waterton Park Hotel in Walton.  Joyce Booty, Doreen Tyas and Joan Burton relished the experience of being served cream tea in the formal lounge whilst looking over the well-manicured gardens. This is the […]

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Special outing for retired coach driver

Special outing for retired coach driver

Kingdom Homes care home group in Fife helps residents fulfil their wishes for a special outing or new experience through the “Wishing Well” which sits in the reception of each care home. Willie Brown, a resident at Lomond View Care Home in Falkland, is the latest person to have his wish granted. Willie was a coach […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cheshire care home appointment strengthens management team

Cheshire care home appointment strengthens management team

Croftwood Care (Cheshire) has strengthened its already outstanding management team by appointing highly experience care professional, Jackie Walker, as Home Manager at New Milton House, in Alsager, Cheshire.   Jackie has worked in the social care sector for 28 years, and has vast experience in care home management and rolling out new initiatives. In her […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Make this General Election about social care say sector leaders

Make this General Election about social care say sector leaders

Social care must be a key issue in the forthcoming General Election, sector leaders said today. The snap election provides a chance to decide how we look after the oldest and most vulnerable residents in the country, the Independent Care Group says. Chair Mike Padgham said: “Social care is in crisis with 1.2m now living […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Forces Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn writes heartfelt letter

‘Forces Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn writes heartfelt letter

The nation’s most iconic ‘forces sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn has personally written to the team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Stourport-on-Severn.   When the veteran singer celebrated her centenary recently, among the many gifts she received was a beautiful handmade card crafted by Ravenhurst Residential Care Home’s care assistant Nicki Bell and […]

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Care home staff go the extra mile to brighten up the lives of residents

Care home staff go the extra mile to brighten up the lives of residents

Tom Slowey and Morag McGeehan work as Bus Driver and Passenger Assistant respectively for the Kingdom Homes care home group which sees them taking residents from each of the Group’s care homes throughout Fife on day trips in one of the companies’ minibuses every day. Many of the residents look forward to getting out and […]

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Care homes create magic moments for residents

Care homes create magic moments for residents

brighterkind care homes, are running a scheme called ‘Wishing Well’ throughout their 71 homes, that aims to enrich the lives of their residents, enabling them to feel really valued and special. The experience may be trying something new or reliving a fond memory. Wishes can be big or small, cost lots or nothing at all, […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shortfall in social care budget puts those in need and care providers at risk

Shortfall in social care budget puts those in need and care providers at risk

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to the latest paper by David Roe, Better Care Outcome Ltd.  The paper is very timely and mirrors the analysis and recommendations in the recent reports from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee on adult social care and the Lords ad hoc Committee […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
It wouldn’t be Easter without a few cracking chicks!

It wouldn’t be Easter without a few cracking chicks!

A SALISBURY care home hatched a plan to celebrate Easter by hosting the birth of ten chicks. Staff at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge arranged for a heated incubator with 12 embryo eggs to take centre stage in the home’s garden lounge. Residents, relatives and visitors were transfixed as, one by one, the eggs hatched over […]

April 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Easter visitors delight care centre residents

Easter visitors delight care centre residents

Some egg-stra special visitors have arrived at The Grand Care Centre in West Bridgford, just in time for the Easter celebrations.   Residents at the state-of-the-art care centre on Greythorn Drive have been taking care of a small hatchery and were recently able to witness the delightful arrival of a number of beautiful spring chicks. […]

April 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tenants bake eggcellent cakes for Easter weekend

Tenants bake eggcellent cakes for Easter weekend

With the Easter weekend just around the corner, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme whipped up a batch of Easter themed goodies.   Easter is a time for a little indulgence, so tenants of the Ifield Way scheme decided to make the most of the opportunity to treat themselves and enjoy a spot […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Easter bunny makes an early visit to Northfleet care home

Easter bunny makes an early visit to Northfleet care home

The Easter Bunny paid an early visit to Dene Holm Care Home this week, where residents have been enjoying a spot of eggstra special Easter themed crafting.   With the Easter weekend quickly approaching, residents of the Northfleet care home got into the spirit of spring and got involved with an Easter bonnet making competition. […]

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Older people’s care expert Lindsay begins national fellowship

Older people’s care expert Lindsay begins national fellowship

An ‘inspirational’ manager at a family-owned care home provider has won a coveted place on an older people’s care fellowship course at the UK’s top university for nursing. Lindsay Rees beat off strong competition from applicants across the country to join the one-year programme at King’s College London. The group-wide Care Operations Manager at Colten […]

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Care home signs up to ‘Red Bag’ initiative

Care home signs up to ‘Red Bag’ initiative

Lyncroft Care Home are delighted to be involved in a fantastic new initiative being launched this month by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. The project is a collaboration between 16 local care homes, the East of England Ambulance Service and West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.   The ‘Red Bag’ follows a care home […]

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC prosecute owner of York care home for failing in its duty to provide safe care

CQC prosecute owner of York care home for failing in its duty to provide safe care

A housing trust that failed in its duty to provide safe care and treatment has today been ordered to pay £163,185.15 in fines and costs by Leeds Magistrates’ Court following the death of a 98-year-old man in their care. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) brought the prosecution against the owners of Lamel Beeches, a care home […]

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dame Esther Rantzen praises Greater Manchester care home

Dame Esther Rantzen praises Greater Manchester care home

Campaigner and TV presenter Dame Esther Rantzen, visited a Greater Manchester care home this week to congratulate them on being recognised as one of the very best in the country. Dystlegh Grange, in Disley, Cheshire, recently received the highest possible rating of “Outstanding” from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), putting it in the top 0.5% […]

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Thirsk care home join forces to celebrate residents 100th birthday

Thirsk care home join forces to celebrate residents 100th birthday

 Residents and staff at Hambleton Grange care home in Thirsk joined forces to host a special tea party for Edna Frost, who turned 101 last month.  Edna and her friends and family enjoyed tea and cake to celebrate this milestone birthday. The event was a quiet affair this year, as Hambleton Grange went all out […]

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Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

Alzheimer’s Society reacts to figures revealing 900 carers quit every day

More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, according to analysis by the BBC of data released by the charity Skills for Care. 60% of those leaving a job left working in the adult social care sector altogether.  Alzheimer’s Society’s own research has shown for the carers […]

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