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CQC inspectors publish ratings on 111 adult social care services in the South

CQC inspectors publish ratings on 111 adult social care services in the South

In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 111 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the South of England. Following recent inspections, 69 of these care homes and agencies supporting people in their own homes have been rated as Good, 32 have been rated […]

January 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 108 adult social care services in the North of England

CQC inspectors publish reports on 108 adult social care services in the North of England

CQC inspectors publish reports on 108 adult social care services in the North of Englan In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 108 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the North that have been inspected under its new approach. Following recent inspections three […]

January 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Weston Super Mare care home resident presented with French Legion of Honour medal

Weston Super Mare care home resident presented with French Legion of Honour medal

James Cyril Sutton of Acer House Care Home Weston Super Mare, part of the Avery Healthcare Group, has proudly been presented with France’s highest military award, the Légion d’honneur. The award was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, as an acknowledgement of extraordinary bravery and service in times of war.   Former Royal Navy Able Seaman, […]

January 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Topping out ceremony for final stages of restored Surrey care home

Topping out ceremony for final stages of restored Surrey care home

Home of Compassion reached a new milestone in its history this week, with a topping out ceremony to signify the final stages of its restoration by Caring Homes Group.  The Thames Ditton landmark will open as a luxury care home in April after 18 months of refurbishment and renovation.   The final roof tile was […]

January 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
New Care Development in Lancashire welcomes first residents

New Care Development in Lancashire welcomes first residents

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group have welcomed their first residents into their new Care development at Stocks Hall Living in Mawdesley, Lancashire. Following the successful completion of the new development at the old Mawdesley Eating House site, Stocks Hall Living is a wonderfully designed home built over 2 floors with a beautiful reception and […]

January 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
50% of care home residents affected by swallowing difficulties

50% of care home residents affected by swallowing difficulties

A new report from the Patients Association called ‘Survey of medicines related care of residents with dysphagia in care homes’ has found as many as 50% of residents are affected by swallowing difficulties (dysphagia), which can make tablets difficult or even impossible to swallow. Despite the number of people affected by swallowing problems in care […]

January 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 110 adult social care services in the Central region

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

CQC inspectors 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, 73 of these care homes and homecare agencies […]

January 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Collective caution as underfunded National Living Wage makes serious threat to care

Collective caution as underfunded National Living Wage makes serious threat to care

Following the budget announcement for spending plans in Wales, social care commissioners, providers and representative bodies are issuing a collective caution to Welsh Government that the additional costs of the new National Living Wage (note 1) could lead to a catastrophic failure across care services, unless urgent action is taken to address continued underfunding. The […]

January 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dorset care home hosts ‘Antiques Roadshow’ style valuation day

Dorset care home hosts ‘Antiques Roadshow’ style valuation day

A DORSET care home hosted an ‘Antiques Roadshow’ style valuation day with two potentially valuable items coming to light.   The event, at Colten Care’s Amberwood House in Ferndown, led to the discovery of an early 19th century Indian ivory chess set and also an 18th century bureau bookcase.   Valuer Charles Wallrock, of Lymington-based […]

January 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Northumbrian care home celebrates CQC inspection

Northumbrian care home celebrates CQC inspection

A Cramlington care home is celebrating after being praised by industry regulators the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following a recent inspection. Astor Court and Lodge View care home, a care complex which offers residential and nursing care for the elderly and those living with dementia, received a clean bill of health after achieving ‘Good’ in […]

January 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cambridgeshire care home staff undergo specialist tracheostomy training

Cambridgeshire care home staff undergo specialist tracheostomy training

Following a recent admission of a gentleman with a permanent tracheostomy, the whole clinical team at a Cambridgeshire care home underwent specialist training with further clinical expertise being brought to the home by staff from nearby Addenbrokes Hospital in Cambridge. A tracheostomy is the making of a hole in the trachea (windpipe) through which a […]

January 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravesend care home residents enjoy some slightly unusual visitors

Gravesend care home residents enjoy some slightly unusual visitors

Residents of Edward Moore House, The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s Gravesend residential home, made some slightly unusual new friends when some curious creatures visited them.   Residents were treated to an extraordinary visit from ZooLab, who brought along a range of exciting animals, from corn snakes and cockroaches to spiders and snails. They were introduced to […]

January 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Conference on ‘Nursing and Care Homes: Values and Trends’

Conference on ‘Nursing and Care Homes: Values and Trends’

The annual Henry Stewart briefing on Nursing and Care Homes: Values and Trends is scheduled for Tuesday 9 February 2016 and this year will be held at Le Meridien Piccadilly, London. The information packed programme for owners, operators, local authorities, lenders, suppliers, agents and advisors covers nursing and care homes, assisted living and domiciliary services […]

January 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh Care Home residents enjoy festive sing-a-long

Edinburgh Care Home residents enjoy festive sing-a-long

A group of nursery children from Edinburgh brought some festive fun to a local care home when they gave an exclusive nativity performance to residents. The pre-school children, aged 3-4, from The Edinburgh Nursery visited Bupa’s Victoria Manor care home in Leith to bring their nativity show in-house and give residents the chance to enjoy […]

January 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cinderella panto at Suffolk care home

Cinderella panto at Suffolk care home

On the 19th December 2015, Harleston House care home in Lowestoft Suffolk held its first Panto “Cinderella with an Abba Twist”. The panto was performed by care home staff with Abba songs to tell the story instead of using heavy scripts. It was interactive so there was lots of audience participation from the care home […]

January 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Community Integrated Care Signs Up For NHS Care Home Research Programme

Community Integrated Care Signs Up For NHS Care Home Research Programme

Community Integrated Care is proud to have signed as a corporate partner to the NHS’s National Institute for Health Research programme, Enabling Research in Care Homes (ENRICH).   Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest social care charities – supporting over 5000 people with learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism, and age-related needs. By signing up to the ENRICH programme, its […]

January 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Festive Folk Concert brings Christmas cheer to Cramlington care home residents

Festive Folk Concert brings Christmas cheer to Cramlington care home residents

A fiddle and folk concert brought festive fun to a Cramlington care home in the run up to Christmas. Astor Court and Lodge View Care Home, a residential and nursing home which also provides specialist care to those living with dementia, hosted the concert as part of an on-going music therapy programme at the home, […]

January 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Leicester care homes’ Christmas delivery for Help for Heroes charity

Leicester care homes’ Christmas delivery for Help for Heroes charity

Residents and staff at Beaumont Hall care home in Leicester have been putting others first during this festive season by collecting food items to be donated to the Help for Heroes charity.  Beaumont Hall, operated by Ideal Carehomes has put together Christmas food hampers for the charity after they themselves had a food parcel donated […]

January 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
CQC inspectors publish reports on 47 adult social care services in the North of England

CQC inspectors publish reports on 47 adult social care services in the North of England

CQC inspectors publish reports on 47 adult social care services in the North of England In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 47 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the North that have been inspected under its new approach. Following recent inspections, 28 […]

January 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Priory Group announces acquisition of specialist education and care provider, Progress

Priory Group announces acquisition of specialist education and care provider, Progress

Priory Group has announced that it has acquired Progress, a leading specialist education and care home group in Preston, Lancashire.    Progress operates 44 beds from 10 care homes, including two homes for children and eight for adults, in addition to a school for 24 young people. The business specialises in supporting children and young […]

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