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DC Care wish Regency Healthcare continued success with their plans

DC Care wish Regency Healthcare continued success with their plans

DC Care has completed the sale of Newlands Hall, a long established care home in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire. The home is registered for 30 and has been a care home for over 30 years, managed by Orchard Care on behalf of Silverline Care. Newlands Hall has been sold to Regency Healthcare with plans to continue […]

March 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sawley care home celebrates five star hygiene award for fifth year running

Sawley care home celebrates five star hygiene award for fifth year running

A Lancashire care home has been recognised for its outstanding food hygiene standards for the fifth year running.   Riverside Care Centre, which is based in Sawley and is part of Canterbury Care, has been awarded a five star rating by Environmental Health after an unannounced rigorous inspection of its food hygiene standards.   The […]

March 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Leading nurse pleased to see dementia getting the attention it deserves

Leading nurse pleased to see dementia getting the attention it deserves

In her first article, Pauline Houchin, Care UK’s new head of care & clinical services, welcomes the increase in interest and funding that  dementia care and research is receiving.   “Like Harry Potter’s nemesis Lord Voldemort, the word cancer was one that people could not utter even as recently as 20 years ago. It filled […]

March 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bicentennial Birthday For Local Golden Girls

Bicentennial Birthday For Local Golden Girls

A Clydebank care home hosted a double milestone celebration last week – with two of its residents marking their 100th birthdays. Catherine Smith and Mary (Maimie) Gray received a visit from the Lord Provost and Deputy Officer – while also celebrating with a party at Bupa’s Hillview Care Home where they both live. Maimie was […]

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Care home group kick-starts sister¹s fundraising bid

Care home group kick-starts sister¹s fundraising bid

A fundraising challenge launched to pay tribute to a young man who sadly lost his battle with cancer has been kick-started by PrimeLife’s Peaker Park care home in Market Harborough.   Laura Brown, of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, is attempting to scale the heights of Kilimanjaro this autumn in memory of Andrew Brown, with funds raised […]

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Talented teacher gives care home the gift of music

Talented teacher gives care home the gift of music

Residents of a care home in a picturesque part of Stourbridge are enjoying songs and music after a kind hearted teacher donated a piano to the home.   Graeme Pounder, a piano teacher and tuner from Stourbridge, donated the instrument to Iverley-based High Lodge Care Home after he was told staff where on the lookout […]

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Former Chesterfield care home to re-open after being sold to experienced operator

Former Chesterfield care home to re-open after being sold to experienced operator

DC Care has recently completed the sale of a former care home in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The property was owned privately by a family and has been sold to an experienced operator who has plans to re-open the home in the near future.   Alison Taylor, Specialist Business Appraiser at DC Care, managed the transaction, our […]

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Country Court Care shortlisted for Health Investor Awards 2015

Country Court Care shortlisted for Health Investor Awards 2015

Care Home provider Country Court Care has recently been shortlisted for the Health Investor Awards 2015. Country Court Care is in the running, along with 4 other care providers, to win the “Residential care provider of the year” award. The award finals, which are to be held on the 13th of June in London, have […]

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Manchester TV Star Brings Comedy to Care Home

Manchester TV Star Brings Comedy to Care Home

One of Manchester’s biggest stars of Comedy and TV brought comedy to a care home this weekend, as part of an epic stand-up comedy marathon to raise money for Comic Relief.  Smug Roberts, renowned for his roles in Mrs Brown’s Boys and Phoenix Nights took to the stage at EachStep Blackley on Saturday evening – […]

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Four Seasons care homes business appoints Care Services and Quality Director

Four Seasons care homes business appoints Care Services and Quality Director

Four Seasons Health Care, the national network of more than 370 homes providing personalised dementia and nursing care, has appointed former regional Managing Director Pauline Lawrance to the newly-created position of Care Services and Quality Director.  In her new role, she will be responsible for development of dementia and nursing care services and raising care […]

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Signature Senior Lifestyle Acquired By Management Team

Signature Senior Lifestyle Acquired By Management Team

Signature Senior Lifestyle, a leading provider of high quality, private-pay, care and nursing homes, has recently been acquired by the current Management Team. Signature was established in 2006 by Cabot Square Capital, in response to the lack of premium care homes in the UK. The group now has 9 open communities, with a further 7 […]

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Four Seasons’ care homes to host free “drop in” dementia support sessions and charity tea party

Four Seasons’ care homes to host free “drop in” dementia support sessions and charity tea party

Residents, staff and guests at Four Seasons’ care homes across the UK are taking part in a fundraising event to raise awareness for Dementia UK.   Care homes up and down the country will host a ‘Time for a Cuppa!’ day during the first week of March to show support for Dementia UK and the […]

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tennyson Wharf to meet demand for high quality nursing and residential services

Tennyson Wharf to meet demand for high quality nursing and residential services

Barchester Healthcare has received the keys to Tennyson Wharf Care Home in Burton Waters, enhancing the independent care home provider’s portfolio. Debra Owen, General Manager at Tennyson Wharf, was delighted to accept the keys to the latest 60-bed property on Park Lane from Frank Butler, Finishing Manager at specialist care home construction company, Castleoak. Tennyson […]

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
40% of people aged over 75 in hospital are well enough to be discharged

40% of people aged over 75 in hospital are well enough to be discharged

In a new study1 released this week, almost 70 per cent of nurses across England admit they frequently delay discharging older patients because there is no support in place for them after hospital.  The findings, from older people’s charity the Royal Voluntary Service, are released as A&E waiting times and delays in hospital discharge have […]

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Barchester leads the way with online learning for entire nursing workforce

Barchester leads the way with online learning for entire nursing workforce

Barchester Healthcare will be the first private care provider in the UK to offer ‘Nursing Times Group Access’ to its entire nursing workforce.  The agreement will give its nurses access to the online learning, clinical information and award-winning rolling news. The roll-out will begin in April, enabling all Barchester nurses to access a growing bank […]

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Chief Nursing Officer sees what supportive care can deliver

Chief Nursing Officer sees what supportive care can deliver

THE Chief Nursing Officer for NHS England and Wales, Jane Cummings, said she was more determined than ever that the hospitalisation of the mentally ill and vulnerable people should end after meeting Sarah Bridges and Dorothy Jarvis-Lee CEO of ubu alongside other  vulnerable adults who had benefited from ubu’s specialised community care.   Jane Cummings […]

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Music To Their Ears; Ingleby Care Home Gets Gift from Teeside Band

Music To Their Ears; Ingleby Care Home Gets Gift from Teeside Band

The residents of a Stockton-on-Tees care home will be enjoying the sound of music this spring after a community plea for a piano hits the right note. After a visit to the Ingleby Care Home from talented musical maestros James (11) and Jeremy (9) Chen on Christmas Eve last year, who played a number of […]

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Anchor reveals financial incentives behind hospital bed blocking

Anchor reveals financial incentives behind hospital bed blocking

‘Bed blocking’ in hospitals and A&E wards is being financially incentivised, according to a new report by independent think tank Localis, in partnership with older people’s charity Anchor.   The report ‘Unblocking: Securing a health and social care system that protects older people’, published today, explores the failures of the health and social care system, […]

February 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Innovative care solutions and inspiration for care providers at Care Show Bournemouth

Innovative care solutions and inspiration for care providers at Care Show Bournemouth

With the economic value of the adult social care sector in England currently worth an estimated £43 billion and supporting a total of 2.8 million full time jobs, Care Show Bournemouth (www.careshow.co.uk/bournemouth), is a one stop forum for those involved in care today.   Taking place at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) on 25 and […]

February 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
North East care homes get creative with animation workshops

North East care homes get creative with animation workshops

Residents at two North East care homes were able to try their hands at stop-motion animation for the first-time during a creative workshop held by the Teesside University.   The Animex workshop was held at The Gables care home in Middlesbrough and was attended by residents from Ingleby care home in nearby Ingleby Barwick as part of […]

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