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Carers reach one million records milestone

Carers reach one million records milestone

Carers have now recorded more than one million care notes and records on Nourish, the care management system using smartphones and tablets to replace paper in care settings across the UK.   Nourish has announced the milestone figure as an increasing number of care homes and home care settings are choosing to go online to […]

May 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC publish reports on 110 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC publish reports on 110 adult social care services in the Central region

In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 110 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 75 of these care homes and homecare agencies have been rated as Good, 29 have been rated Requires Improvement, five were rated Inadequate […]

May 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents given red-carpet treatment

Care home residents given red-carpet treatment

Residents from Brinnington Hall care home in Stockport received the red-carpet treatment this week as they enjoyed an outing on the East Lancashire railway, which is reminiscent of the Orient Express.      Aged between 83 and 90, residents from Brinnington Hall frequently reminisce of the transport of their childhood.  Growing up in the 30’s […]

May 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Indoor garden at Glasgow care home

Indoor garden at Glasgow care home

A Glasgow Care Home is offering its residents the chance to get ‘in-and-about’ with the creation of its very own indoor garden.   Bupa’s Wyndford Locks Care Home on Currie Street has converted a previously under-used space into a relaxing and comfortable garden environment, complete with an astro-turf hedge, sky blue ceiling with painted clouds, […]

May 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravesend Tenants Ring in National Doughnut Week

Gravesend Tenants Ring in National Doughnut Week

Never ones to miss out on a celebration, tenants at Watling Court in Gravesend marked National Doughnut Week by tucking into some tasty treats in the sunny garden.   National Doughnut Week takes place annually and aims to raise funds and awareness for The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injuries. […]

May 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Musical spreads joy at Ashton-under-Lyne care home

Musical spreads joy at Ashton-under-Lyne care home

Residents were the stars of the show when a musical performance of ‘One Fine Day’ raised the roof of Daisy Nook House care home, in Ashton-under-Lyne.   Organised by care home provider Meridian Healthcare, the show was staged by Northeast Producers and raised money for The Silver Line, a helpline for older people.   As […]

May 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
£5.7 million care home welcomes Angela Rippon for official opening

£5.7 million care home welcomes Angela Rippon for official opening

Respected TV presenter and journalist Angela Rippon joined staff and residents to celebrate the official opening of Meridian Healthcare’s newest residential care home, Augustus Court in Garforth, Yorkshire.   The new home played host to over 200 people across two bustling opening events, with the local community invited in for an afternoon of live entertainment […]

May 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care provider says thanks to ‘amazing’ nurses this International Nurses’ Day

Care provider says thanks to ‘amazing’ nurses this International Nurses’ Day

This International Nurses’ Day, Barchester Healthcare has thanked the fantastic nurses working in its care homes and hospitals across the UK.   The care provider has presented its nurses with travel mugs and thank you cards to mark the day, while the company’s senior team have said how proud they are of every Barchester nurse. […]

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Middlesbrough care home volunteer treated to 90th birthday surprise

Middlesbrough care home volunteer treated to 90th birthday surprise

VOLUNTEER Marie Toombs was treated to a surprise 90th birthday party at The Gables Care Home in Middlesbrough.   Marie has been visiting the care home every week for the past 10 years to lend a hand and spend time with the residents.   Marie, who travels to The Gables from her home in Ormesby, […]

May 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home honours retired nurse residents on International Nurses Day

Care home honours retired nurse residents on International Nurses Day

Four former nurses living in Field View Care Home, Blackhall Colliery, were honoured for their service to the field of Nursing with a presentation organised by the home to commemorate International Nurses Day. Residents Margaret Golightly, Mary Jamieson, Joyce Young and Evelyn Smith were surprised and delighted when Janice Hardy, the Activities Coordinator at Field […]

May 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Warrington care home residents enjoy horsing around during Donkey Week

Warrington care home residents enjoy horsing around during Donkey Week

Residents at Holcroft Grange, the CLS-run care home in Warrington, were delighted to receive a visit from a very special guest, Rusty the donkey!   Rusty was invited to the home from the Donkey Sanctuary in Manchester to celebrate Donkey Week 2016, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of working mules worldwide. During […]

May 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents enjoy VIP trip to leading horse trials

Care home residents enjoy VIP trip to leading horse trials

A family-owned care home company enabled more than 30 of its residents to enjoy a trip out at a popular equestrian show’s fortieth anniversary event.  Colten Care laid on an exclusive marquee for residents from seven of its homes, and their families and friends, over the two-day Portman Horse Trials. The parties enjoyed minibus travel, […]

May 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Classic car dream comes true for Care UK resident

Classic car dream comes true for Care UK resident

89 year-old Mills Meadow care home resident Liz Austin’s dreams came true, as she took her first ride in a classic Austin Seven car. The Care UK team arranged a special visit from the Norfolk Austin Seven Club, who drove a fleet of 10 cars dating from the 1920s and 1930s to the home for […]

May 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Puppy love at Cramlington Care Home as they welcome guide dog in training

Puppy love at Cramlington Care Home as they welcome guide dog in training

Animal lovers at a Cramlington care home were treated to a special visit from a guide dog pup in training as part of a workshop from charity group Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Golden Labrador Ellie, who is currently in training to become a Seeing Eye dog, met with the residents at Astor Court […]

May 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Abertillery care home launches new sweet shop for 25th anniversary

Abertillery care home launches new sweet shop for 25th anniversary

A Gwent care home has marked its 25th anniversary with the opening of a new sweet shop for residents and family members.   Cwm Celyn care home, which is owned by Shaw healthcare, has opened the ‘White House’ sweet shop as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, which will provide residents with sweets, cakes and […]

May 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 73 adult social care services in the Central region

CQC inspectors publish reports on 73 adult social care services in the Central region

In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 73 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region. Following recent inspections, 53 of these care homes and homecare agencies have been rated as Good, 18 have been rated Requires Improvement, one was rated Inadequate […]

May 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sponsorship gives care home residents a slice of rugby action

Sponsorship gives care home residents a slice of rugby action

SPORT enthusiasts at Chichester’s newest care home are in for a treat thanks to a tie-up with the city’s rugby club. Colten Care’s Wellington Grange, which officially opened last month (April), has become the latest sponsor of Chichester Rugby Football Club (CRFC). The £11 million home, by the corner of Broyle Road and Wellington Road, […]

May 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Action needed to give everyone a better end of life experience says CQC

Action needed to give everyone a better end of life experience says CQC

A national review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that people from certain groups in society are experiencing poorer quality care at the end of their lives than others because providers and commissioners do not always understand or fully consider their specific needs. In “A different ending: Addressing inequalities in end of life […]

May 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care manager Pearl gets heartfelt send off after 21 years

Care manager Pearl gets heartfelt send off after 21 years

A much-loved Black Country care home manager has retired after nearly a quarter of a century of loyal service.   Popular Pearl Bartlett, manager at Chandos Lodge Nursing Home in Hagley, bowed out after a special party was organised by staff and residents to show their appreciation for her 21 years of service and a […]

May 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Pony visit to Woolston care home spreads cheer

Pony visit to Woolston care home spreads cheer

South Haven Lodge Care Home in Woolston, hosted a special guest when a miniature horse rode in to meet with residents.   The horse named Mr Kelloggs, let residents pet and groom him as he was taken on a tour of the home, visiting a number of residents in their rooms.   The horse is […]

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