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Nutrition & Hydration week enjoyed by Poole care home residents

Nutrition & Hydration week enjoyed by Poole care home residents

Residents at Hartford Care’s The Laurels & Pine Lodge Residential Home, Oakdale, Poole, thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Nutrition and Hydration week. Staff at the home organised two fun activities to mark the week and to reiterate and promote the importance of nutrition and hydration as a part of providing great care. The first took […]

March 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care group promote enhancing quality of life and making lives pleasurable

Care group promote enhancing quality of life and making lives pleasurable

Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group are thrilled to share news that two members of staff from Stocks Hall St Helens have recently completed training in partnership with Willowbrook Hospice to make a real difference to the lives of the people living in the home. Kath Callan, Registered Mental Nurse and Kelly Harrison, Healthcare Assistant at […]

March 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Youngsters make history at Sanctuary Care home

Youngsters make history at Sanctuary Care home

Artistic youngsters from a Worcester primary school have created pieces of work representing life in the year 2075 to place in a time capsule on the site of a new flagship care home.   Children from St Clement’s C of E Primary School let their imaginations run wild to draw their futuristic creations, placing them […]

March 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Worcester care home handed dementia standard for second year

Worcester care home handed dementia standard for second year

Staff at a Worcester care home are celebrating after being awarded with the prestigious Worcestershire Dementia Standard for the second year running.   Northwick Grange Care Home has been awarded the sought-after Worcestershire County Council accreditation which rates care homes on their approach and successes when caring with residents with dementia.   The home, which […]

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crewe care home’s all about ‘the twitter’

Crewe care home’s all about ‘the twitter’

Following on from National Nest Box Week (14 – 21 Feb), residents at The Elms care home in Crewe have been delighted to find their garden alive with the sound of birdsong thanks to a generous donation from a group of local IT apprentices.   Working under a citizenship project led by the learning and […]

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More

PROFESSOR TRISH-MORRIS THOMPSON DELIGHTED TO TAKE ON NEW NURSING ADVISOR ROLE

Professor Trish Morris-Thompson, Director of Quality and Clinical Governance at Barchester Healthcare, says it’s “an honour” to have been appointed nursing advisor by Care England. Care England has appointed two honorary nursing advisors, Trish Morris-Thompson and Deborah Sturdy, as part of its strategy to tackle the shortage of nurses in the sector. Morris-Thompson is one […]

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Decorated war veteran becomes social media sensation

Decorated war veteran becomes social media sensation

A decorated war veteran has become a social media sensation after a story about his 100th birthday went viral.   Ralph Cox marked his centenary celebrations recently with a party at Sanctuary Care’s The Beeches Residential Care Home in Birmingham, where he has lived for over two years.   His story hit the headlines in […]

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
It’s love in the air at Jewish Care

It’s love in the air at Jewish Care

When two members of staff found love at Jewish Care’s Princess Alexandra Home in Stanmore they knew they wanted to share their wedding celebrations with staff, volunteers and residents of the home. Bride, Celine Cohen nee Allen, 30, Social Coordinator at the home and her new husband, Elliot Cohen, 31, Kitchen Assistant, who live in […]

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Exeter care home scoops 5 stars for food hygiene

Exeter care home scoops 5 stars for food hygiene

Exeter’s newest and most luxurious nursing and dementia care home, Green Tree Court is celebrating being awarded 5 stars for its food hygiene standards. Green Tree Court is the flagship 5 star nursing and dementia care home for Lexicon Healthcare who specialise in providing exceptional nursing home environments combined with the very best in clinical […]

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
AXA Real Estate acquire 112 bed regional care home

AXA Real Estate acquire 112 bed regional care home

On behalf of AXA Real Estate, Knight Frank specialist property team have acquired freehold interest of Manor Lodge care home, Chelmsford, from Aprirose REI for £17.6 million at a yield of 4.75%. The 112 room, 50,912 sq ft care home building is let to Care UK Community Partnerships Limited (guaranteed by Care UK Ltd) at […]

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
NEWCASTLE CARE HOME LAUNCHES SPECIALIST SUPPORT GROUP FOR DEMENTIA CARE

NEWCASTLE CARE HOME LAUNCHES SPECIALIST SUPPORT GROUP FOR DEMENTIA CARE

A Benwell care home is launching a specialist support group for carers and families in the local community who are faced with caring for loved ones with dementia.   Allan Court Care Home, which is based on Benwell Lane and part of Bondcare Shaftesbury, will hold a dementia support group on the last Thursday of […]

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Flipping good fun as care home marks Pancake Day

Flipping good fun as care home marks Pancake Day

A DORSET care home had a flipping good time by celebrating Shrove Tuesday with a pancake time trial.   Staff and residents at Colten Care’s The Aldbury in Poole competed to see who could toss their pancakes the most within the space of a minute.   In a hard-fought contest George Collins, 91, came close […]

March 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Northumberland carer celebrates prestigious care industry qualification

Northumberland carer celebrates prestigious care industry qualification

An experienced Carer at Debaliol Nursing Home, which is in Newbiggin by the Sea and part of Care Living, is celebrating after achieving a prestigious industry qualification.   Michelle Moss, who has been a carer at Debaliol Nursing Home for 12 years, achieved an NVQ Level 3 in care and is now training as a […]

March 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care funding cuts will lead to more care home closures

Care funding cuts will lead to more care home closures

  Four Seasons, Bupa and HC-One, the three largest operators in the UK’s £24bn care home market, are warning that the system is in crisis says GMB. According to the Financial Times on March 18th; ”Britain’s biggest providers of care homes for the elderly have warned that cuts to public funding for residents are “unsustainable” […]

March 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Special surprise for diamond wedding couple at Suffolk care home

Special surprise for diamond wedding couple at Suffolk care home

Care UK colleagues have been going the extra mile at Britten Court care home in Lowestoft, after setting-up a special surprise for 82 year-old resident Olive Gooch and her husband Tony on their diamond wedding anniversary.   Olive and Tony Gooch enjoyed a wonderful three-course meal, specially prepared by head chef Darren Lunnis. Kitchen assistant […]

March 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
New Patron for The Orders of St John Care Trust

New Patron for The Orders of St John Care Trust

The Orders of St John Care Trust is delighted to announce that Lt-General Louis Lillywhite, CB, MBE, OStJ, MFOM, FRCP(Glas), FRCGP, has agreed to become its new Patron.  General Lillywhite succeeds Lord Remnant in the position, representing one of OSJCT’s sponsoring Orders, the Venerable Order of St John.  He joins Field Marshal Lord Guthrie of […]

March 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Social care cuts that leave many powerless and confused

Social care cuts that leave many powerless and confused

By Anna Galliford, Chief Executive FitzRoy, national charity supporting people with learning disabilities. Every sector has its buzz words. The two I hear most in the learning disability sector right now are ‘care’ and ‘control’. Care providers make decisions in light of whether they provide people with enough ‘care’ to live fulfilling lives, and enough […]

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home marks Comic Relief with Tommy Cooper act

Care home marks Comic Relief with Tommy Cooper act

A DORSET care home marked Comic Relief with a ‘Just Like That’ tribute to Tommy Cooper.   Record-breaker Clive Greenaway, a professional Tommy Cooper impersonator, performed a special one-hour show at Colten Care’s Canford Chase in Poole.   Clive has just entered the Guinness Book of Records after managing to tell 26 jokes in a […]

March 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Maidenhead care home nominate Age UK Berkshire as their Charity of the Year 2015

Maidenhead care home nominate Age UK Berkshire as their Charity of the Year 2015

The team at Boulters Lock residential care home in Maidenhead were delighted to announce that, following discussions with staff and residents, they have decided to nominate Age UK Berkshire as their chosen charity for 2015. To launch their fundraising efforts they organised an open day at the home on 11th March in order to provide […]

March 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Maritime charity supports care home careers

Maritime charity supports care home careers

Surrey-based maritime care home, The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, is celebrating the achievements of its successful apprenticeship scheme ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (9 – 13 March) 2015 by pledging to work with local colleges to provide students with care career opportunities. The Society is urging more school leavers to consider a career in the […]

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