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HRH Duke of Cambridge praises Jewish Community for Caring

HRH Duke of Cambridge praises Jewish Community for Caring

The Duke of Cambridge praised the 1,500 guests at Jewish Care’s 25th anniversary annual campaign dinner for their role in supporting older and vulnerable members of the community commenting; “The results of your commitment to one another within the Jewish community are obvious – the real and loving care that thousands of elderly and vulnerable […]

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
‘Caring Homes’ supports National Care Home Open Day

‘Caring Homes’ supports National Care Home Open Day

Many Caring Homes Group private care homes will open their doors to their local community this Friday in support of National Care Home Open Day.  This national day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to the local community by hosting an event to welcome visitors, with the aim of […]

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Caring Homes acquire St Albans nursing home

Caring Homes acquire St Albans nursing home

The Orchard Nursing Home in St Albans, Hertfordshire has been acquired by Caring Homes Group.   Laird MacKay, Managing Director of Caring Homes, said: “I am so pleased that Orchard Nursing Home in St Albans has joined our family of high quality care homes across the UK.”   He added: “Orchard’s residents will benefit from […]

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
CQC gets behind national Care Home Open Day

CQC gets behind national Care Home Open Day

Over 100 inspectors and other staff from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are expected at care homes across the country on Friday 19 June in celebration of this year’s Care Home Open Day. Care Home Open Day offers an ideal opportunity for people to learn more about their local care home and see examples of […]

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Trust event to share best practice among North Devon care homes is “very successful”

Trust event to share best practice among North Devon care homes is “very successful”

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust held its second Care Home Education Forum at the Civic Centre in Barnstaple.   The event was led by the Trust’s North Devon care homes team, which has recently been shortlisted for the national Patient Safety Awards.   The team, which comprises five nursing staff, an occupational therapist and […]

June 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care providers must tackle the hidden threats to reputation and service

Care providers must tackle the hidden threats to reputation and service

Care providers are becoming increasingly aware that they must tackle the hidden risks to their businesses that can be lurking out of site underground, says drainage experts Lanes Group. Often, in the past, maintenance of drainage and sewer systems has been treated as an afterthought, but there are signs this is changing, says the UK’s […]

June 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Somerset care home residents eager to be by the seaside!

Somerset care home residents eager to be by the seaside!

Residents from Acer House Care Home in north Somerset have been so eager to take up residency in their newly acquired beach hut they have already been on an excursion to the seaside to sample the location.   Luxury care residency, Acer House, invested in the seaside hut as part of the company’s commitment to […]

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Four Seasons pioneers customer feedback technology to improve residents’ experiences

Four Seasons pioneers customer feedback technology to improve residents’ experiences

Four Seasons Health Care is pioneering the use of technology to collect immediate feedback about care so it can find and fix issues quickly and give residents the experience they want. Its new “Quality of Life Programme” is unique amongst major care providers. Purpose designed software systems are accessed via iPads that are being put […]

June 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
National Care Home Provider Opens Its Doors to Local Community

National Care Home Provider Opens Its Doors to Local Community

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), which runs 68 care homes across Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, will be opening its doors and hosting a series of special events to help build relationships between residents and the local community as part of National Care Home Open Day on Friday 19th June.   National […]

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Healthcare Homes celebrates 10th anniversary with Baking Challenge

Healthcare Homes celebrates 10th anniversary with Baking Challenge

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Healthcare Homes group – an East Anglian-based residential and domiciliary care provider – is hosting a series of creative and fun challenges for each of its 23 homes located across the eastern counties. The first challenge for staff and residents is to design and bake a cake to mark […]

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Trust shortlisted for national award for work with care homes

Trust shortlisted for national award for work with care homes

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is bidding to win a second national award for its work to improve the safety and quality of care at local care homes.   The Trust’s North Devon care homes team has been shortlisted for the Patient Safety Awards 2015, led by flagship publications the Health Service Journal and […]

June 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Gateshead care home holds surprise celebration to mark resident’s diamond wedding anniversary

Gateshead care home holds surprise celebration to mark resident’s diamond wedding anniversary

A resident at Alexandra House care home was joined by her husband for a surprise diamond wedding anniversary celebration at the home.   Enid Cromarty (81), who is a resident at Alexandra House, was paid a surprise visit by her husband, Raymond Cromarty (82), who resides at another nearby care home, to celebrate their 60 […]

June 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
CLS offer free day care for National Carers Week

CLS offer free day care for National Carers Week

To celebrate National Carers Week, CLS Care Services is offering to provide free day care at homes right across the North West. The free, flexible day care service, available throughout the week of 8th – 14th June from 7am – 10pm, is a chance for carers to recharge their batteries while their loved one enjoys […]

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Flying visit by owls proves a hoot for Ferndown care home

Flying visit by owls proves a hoot for Ferndown care home

A DORSET care home brushed up on its ‘owl-gebra’ for a flying visit by three birds of prey.   Residents at Colten Care’s Amberwood House in Ferndown were introduced to a barn owl called Luna; Gizmo, a white faced African scops owl, and Misty, a 12-week-old Chaco owl.   They were brought to the home […]

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Cracking new guests for Stockton care home

Cracking new guests for Stockton care home

Residents at Piper Court care home in Stockton have welcomed some cracking new guests to their home.    The care home has taken a delivery of eight hens and members of staff have prepared a pen in the garden where they can comfortably live.   The hens were provided by HenPower, a project managed by […]

June 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
AKW launches iCare – the world’s first smart electric shower

AKW launches iCare – the world’s first smart electric shower

AKW, the UK’s leading manufacturer of inclusive bathrooms has introduced iShower, a new generation range of electric showers that make installation fast, simple and flexible. With options to suit all budgets and needs, this modern, stylish new range includes three units, iSure, iTherm and iCare – the world’s first Bluetooth® enabled smart electric shower.   […]

June 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Huge problems ahead for care after dire warning of further spending cuts

Huge problems ahead for care after dire warning of further spending cuts

A regional social care leader has warned of huge problems ahead in the care of older and vulnerable adults after a dire warning of spending cuts to come. This week ADASS, which represents local authority social services across the country, warned that a further £1.1bn was to be cut from council budgets in the year […]

June 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Meallmore invests in extensive refurbishment of Nairn care home

Meallmore invests in extensive refurbishment of Nairn care home

A care home in Nairn, Scottish Highlands, has officially celebrated a £1.1m refurbishment this week to meet the needs of elderly people and provide the first care services in the area for older people living with dementia.   Meallmore, one of Scotland’s leading providers of nursing and residential care, has transformed the original premises of St […]

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Bromsgrove care home acquired by Cinnamon Care Capital

Bromsgrove care home acquired by Cinnamon Care Capital

On behalf of Mr & Mrs Bales, Knight Frank Healthcare team has sold Burcot Grange Care Home, in Bromsgrove to Cinnamon Care Capital. Burcot Grange is a very high quality residential care home registered for 40 residents.  The home has a demonstrable trading history, providing first class accommodation in single en suite bedrooms. In addition […]

June 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home looks forward to welcoming CQC chief

Care home looks forward to welcoming CQC chief

The owner of a small care home says he is looking forward to welcoming CQC chief Andrea Sutcliffe as part of a national celebration for the sector. Mike Padgham says the chance to show the chief inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission the challenges facing smaller providers is one “not to […]

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