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Sporting Chance at Middlesbrough care home back by popular demand

Sporting Chance at Middlesbrough care home back by popular demand

A Middlesbrough care home has announced that it will run a second event encouraging men over 50 to get active after an ‘overwhelming’ response from the local community following its first activity day which took place in January.   The Gables care home hosted the first successful session in partnership with Sporting Chance  – an […]

February 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
National care homes survey gives RMBI top marks

National care homes survey gives RMBI top marks

Recent results from a national survey show the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution has a high level of customer satisfaction, with an impressive 93% of residents saying they are happy living in an RMBI Home.     In September 2014 RMBI conducted their annual Satisfaction Surveys for residents and their relatives across  17 care homes in England […]

February 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Barton on Sea care home residents ‘feel the love’ this Valentines Day

Barton on Sea care home residents ‘feel the love’ this Valentines Day

Staff at Barton on Sea care home, Bethel House, made a special effort to bring extra smiles to their residents’ faces this Valentine’s Day. From arts and crafts to a fun music session, residents couldn’t help but feel the love at the weekend! In advance of the ‘big day’ residents got stuck in and made some lovely […]

February 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Experienced manager welcomed by Newcastle care home

Experienced manager welcomed by Newcastle care home

A Newcastle care home has announced the appointment of an experienced health care professional.   Hillfield Nursing Home, which is based in Elswick, has welcomed Kevin Mulvey, who possesses more than 40 years’ experience in the care industry, to the role of home manager.   Kevin has worked in a variety of care settings, including […]

February 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Foundation Stone laid for New Oxfordshire Care Home

Foundation Stone laid for New Oxfordshire Care Home

On 11 February, the Rt Hon the Lord Remnant, CVO, representing the Venerable Order of St John, unveiled the Foundation Stone of The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) new, state-of-the-art care centre in Henley-on-Thames.   The ceremony was attended by Cllr Judith Heathcoat, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and John Jackson, Director of Social Services […]

February 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Balhousie Care Group confirm death of resident following fire

Balhousie Care Group confirm death of resident following fire

Balhousie Care Group can confirm the death of a 78-year-old male resident following a small fire in a room at Balhousie Clement Park Care Home, Dundee on Sunday 15th February.   Andy Etherington, Interim Chief Executive said: “It is with great sadness that we received this news today. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the […]

February 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home’s fundraising efforts raise bumper sum for RNLI

Care home’s fundraising efforts raise bumper sum for RNLI

A DORSET care home has been thanked for its “fantastic efforts” after raising more than £850 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).   Colten Care’s Avon Cliff home in Bournemouth organised a series of fundraising events during 2014 including raffles, a summer barbecue garden party and a Christmas gala.   Receiving a cheque for […]

February 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Emergency call system withdrawn after sale of West Yorkshire care home

Emergency call system withdrawn after sale of West Yorkshire care home

Pensioners living in flats linked to a care home are worried for their safety after an emergency call system was cut off. The properties behind Newlands Hall Care Home, in High Street, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire are privately owned but had the use of a call system connected to the home. It was paid for as […]

February 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Enduring romance for couple 60 years married

Enduring romance for couple 60 years married

Maureen and Leslie Smith have never made much of Valentine’s Day, but their devotion to one another has lasted for 64 years during which they have hardly spent a day apart. Theirs is a really enduring romance.   Now sadly Leslie, 85, is living with dementia and needs to be cared for in a home […]

February 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Norman Lamb condemns 15-minute care appointments

Norman Lamb condemns 15-minute care appointments

Norman Lamb MP, the Minister of Care and Support, visited leading West Yorkshire care provider Czajka Care Group earlier this month to gain an up close view of how home care is provided and to establish where reforms could be made. Mr Lamb also spoke to members of the Bradford Care Association to gain a […]

February 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
UK’s largest and most authoritative care home residents survey

UK’s largest and most authoritative care home residents survey

The UK’s largest and most authoritative survey of care home residents, Your Care Rating, has announced the results for its 2014 annual survey.   The survey looks at the views of over 20,000 residents who take part in it from 29 different care home providers in more than 1,000 care homes. Each care home is […]

February 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
CQC publish information on the use of hidden cameras in health and social care settings

CQC publish information on the use of hidden cameras in health and social care settings

The Care Quality Commission will today publish information for families, carers and those who use health and adult social care services to help people make appropriate decisions on the use of hidden cameras, or any type of recording equipment, to monitor someone’s care.   Alzheimer’s Society comment: Gavin Terry, Policy Manager at Alzheimer’s Society said: […]

February 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Information published on the use of hidden cameras in health and social care settings

Information published on the use of hidden cameras in health and social care settings

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is today (Thursday 12th February) publishing information for families, carers and those who use health and adult social care services to help people make appropriate decisions on the use of hidden cameras, or any type of recording equipment, to monitor someone’s care. Commenting on today’s information for members of the […]

February 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home residents pampered by beauty queen Kerie

Care home residents pampered by beauty queen Kerie

Care home residents in North Wales are going to be pampered by beauty queen. Miss Conwy and Denbighshire, Kerie Reveley, 22, from Prestatyn, will be running beauty sessions at Pendine Park care organisation, Wrexham. Kerie, a beautician at Bora Bora salon in Prestatyn, will be giving treatments from mini facials and facial threading, to manicures […]

February 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Gateshead care Home celebrates residents’ 68th wedding anniversary

Gateshead care Home celebrates residents’ 68th wedding anniversary

A couple at Alexandra House care home is celebrating being happily married for 68 years with a party at the home.   David and Janet Baird, both 87, met in secondary school when Janet was 12 and David was 11 and their romance blossomed when David walked across the floor at a dancing group they both […]

February 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Celebrating round the clock support, dignity and respect

Celebrating round the clock support, dignity and respect

Most of us at some point in our lives will be in contact with care services, be that in our work, as a service user, carer, relative or friend and when we do we hope we will be treated with dignity and respect. Over 2 million health and social care staff in the UK work […]

February 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care provider invests in two Barnsley care homes with excellent staff

Care provider invests in two Barnsley care homes with excellent staff

A healthcare company has invested over a million pounds in the purchase of two Barnsley care homes, safeguarding 59 jobs with plans for further recruitment. Panaceon Healthcare Ltd has bought Chapel View and Field View homes, in Mapplewell, retaining all staff and maintaining continuity of care for residents.   The family-owned business has invested £1.2 […]

February 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care UK’s new Wellbeing Foundation gets into its stride

Care UK’s new Wellbeing Foundation gets into its stride

Last year, Care UK launched its Wellbeing Foundation.  This new body is supporting good causes in local communities where Care UK offers services to local people. In the article below, Belinda Moore, Care UK’s Director of Marketing and Chairman of the Wellbeing Foundation Board, talks about why the Foundation has chosen an arts theme for […]

February 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
CLS Care Homes shines in Ipsos Mori survey

CLS Care Homes shines in Ipsos Mori survey

CLS Care Homes returned outstanding results in this year’s Your Care Rating survey – the nationwide survey designed to give care home residents a voice and to put their views about their care at the heart of understanding how well care homes perform.   CLS achieved an overall performance rating (OPR) of 913, ranking far […]

February 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dignity in action at Parklands care home

Dignity in action at Parklands care home

Though free, the principles of dignity and respect do not generally grow on trees. Except at Parklands care home, in Cheshire, where residents have been cultivating their very own ‘Digni-Tree’ for Dignity Action Day 2015.   Staff at the CLS-run care home helped residents to discuss what dignity and respect means to them. Each resident […]

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