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Lancashire care home hosts their own music festival for residents

Lancashire care home hosts their own music festival for residents

A Care Home in St Helens, Lancashire recently hosted their very own music festival for those living at the Home. Activities Staff, Laura Coghlan-Adam and Lucy Peters from Stocks Hall Care Home thought it would be a wonderful idea for the Home to host their very own music festival in the grounds of the St […]

11th August 2017 | By | Reply More
20 years of care at Bristol Nursing Home

20 years of care at Bristol Nursing Home

Bristol’s Riversway Nursing Home opened its doors to friends and family recently as it celebrated its 20th anniversary. The purpose-built nursing home, which offers care for people with a wide range of physical needs, including younger people, has spent two decades at the forefront of quality care in the region, and a series of special […]

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Getting care right but still getting it wrong? Time to embrace transparent feedback?

Getting care right but still getting it wrong? Time to embrace transparent feedback?

The key points are that the majority of residents and relatives Healthwatch spoke with considered the care they received to be good, with innovative homes showing what is possible without breaking the bank. However, volunteer visitors also witnessed homes not getting the basics right with even those providing excellent care failing to tick all the […]

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Man banned from visiting relative in her care home without proper assessment

Man banned from visiting relative in her care home without proper assessment

A man was banned from visiting his partner’s mother in her care home when Nottinghamshire County Council failed to go through the correct procedures, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The Ombudsman’s investigation into the man’s complaint found the council did not carry out a risk assessment or ask the mother’s wishes […]

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Widnes nursery and care home come together on National Play Day

Widnes nursery and care home come together on National Play Day

A MESSY encounter between elderly residents and nursery children took place in Widnes as part of National Play Day celebrations. Halton View Care Home welcomed Dunky’s Day Nursery to create homemade playdough and share lunch with the residents.   Flour went flying as the children mixed it with water and food colouring to create the […]

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Edward Argar MP takes part in a landmark ‘topping out’ of Rothley care home

Edward Argar MP takes part in a landmark ‘topping out’ of Rothley care home

Edward Argar MP took part in a landmark ‘topping out’ ceremony this week.  He visited the site of brand new residential and dementia care home, Mountview, as specialist care home developer, LNT Care Developments, completed the external construction of the building.  The ‘topping out’ ceremony is a significant milestone in a build and reflects the […]

9th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesend care home residents enjoy a bit of pampering

Gravesend care home residents enjoy a bit of pampering

As the Great British Summer paused for a spot of torrential rain, residents of Dene Holm Residential Home were treated to an indulgent afternoon of pampering. Is there a better way to spend a rainy summer afternoon than relaxing in your slippers, sipping tea and being pampered by those around you? Residents of the Dene […]

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Recently opened Bournemouth care home to host open day

Recently opened Bournemouth care home to host open day

Great Oaks, a new purpose-built 80-bed care home which recently opened in Bournemouth, is hosting an open day. The luxurious care home opened in June following a successful Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection and is welcoming residents to the home for residential, nursing, dementia and palliative care. Short-term respite stays are also offered at the […]

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Wigmore residents get together to make some bird feeders

Wigmore residents get together to make some bird feeders

Creative residents at Rogers House Residential Care Home got together in the garden on a sunny day, to make some bird feeders. Encouraging the local birds to swoop in for a snack, the bunch of creative residents from the Drewery Drive residential care home made the most of a sunny day and headed out in […]

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Taste, sights and sounds of American South come to Lymington care home

Taste, sights and sounds of American South come to Lymington care home

Yeehaw! The sights and sounds of the American South came to Hampshire when a Lymington care home adopted a country and western theme for its annual barbecue. Residents and guests at Colten Care’s Court Lodge tucked into a tasty selection of American-inspired dishes including hot dogs, burgers and – by special request – barbecued ribs. […]

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Edith celebrates her big birthday at Wellington care home

Edith celebrates her big birthday at Wellington care home

The 102nd birthday of Edith Robinson on 29 July was marked with a special party attended by her family and friends at Camelot House and Lodge on Taunton Road, Wellington. Originally born in Manchester, Edith has lived in many parts of the UK, settling eventually in Dulverton in her ‘favourite’ county of Somerset.   Edith’s […]

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Firm friendships have been forged at HC-One homes

Firm friendships have been forged at HC-One homes

Firm friendships have been forged at HC-One homes after residents have been reunited and introduced to new people as part of an initiative to reduce social isolation and encourage companionship.  A resident at HC-One’s Meadowbank care home in Bolton had an emotional reunion with a life-long friend he hadn’t seen in 20 years, whilst Daisy […]

7th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home holds Mexican fiesta to celebrate National Tequila day

Care home holds Mexican fiesta to celebrate National Tequila day

Residents of a Starbeck nursing home enjoyed a taste of Mexico as the home held its own National Tequila Day fiesta. Party-goers at Belmont House care home sipped on tequila sunrises or fruity ‘mocktails’ and staff members donned sombreros and Mexican costumes for an afternoon of Mexican-inspired festivities, including dancing, a themed quiz and trying […]

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Ship’s crew pay surprise visit to local West Sussex Navy veterans

Ship’s crew pay surprise visit to local West Sussex Navy veterans

Royal Navy veterans John Mundy and Peter Jeffreys received a special visit at their West Sussex care home, from a group of officers and sailors currently serving on HMS Shoreham. Both men are residents at Croft Meadow nursing home, in Tanyard Lane, Steyning, and often talk about their experiences of serving at sea. When staff […]

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Care Workers Charity adds weight to campaign to highlight social care crisis

Care Workers Charity adds weight to campaign to highlight social care crisis

A leading charity providing support for care workers has added its weight to the campaign to highlight the growing crisis in the sector led by Springhill Care Group. The Caring Heroes initiative led by the group based in Accrington, Lancashire, has gathered support from MPs and leading organisations Care England and Skills for Care. Now […]

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Rochford care home celebrates ‘Good’ award from CQC

Rochford care home celebrates ‘Good’ award from CQC

Stambridge Meadows care home is celebrating after being awarded a ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Rochford-based home, on Stambridge Road, was deemed ‘Good’ in all categories by the independent regulator. The home had previously been disappointed to receive a ‘Requires Improvement’ rating in January, and the team has worked hard to […]

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Care home owners in Wales say they are owed over £30m in unpaid fees

Care home owners in Wales say they are owed over £30m in unpaid fees

Angry care home owners in Wales say they’re owed over £30 million in unpaid fees because of a legal battle that’s been described as a “national scandal”. After more than three years of wrangling, the Supreme Court has reached a decision on a dispute between Welsh health boards, councils and providers. The nub of the […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes of the future: how will they look?

Care homes of the future: how will they look?

As populations around the world begin to live for longer than they ever have, their individual needs related to their health become even more complex, and this is no different in the UK. What this means, is that care homes need to use greater amounts of, and more intelligent, assistive technologies. Furthermore, staff and care […]

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Cricket and cream tea at care home’s Yorkshire Day

Cricket and cream tea at care home’s Yorkshire Day

YORKSHIRE DAY celebrations reached the most northerly borders of the county, as Middlesbrough care home residents enjoyed cricket and a traditional lunch. The Gables Care Home, in Middlesbrough, served up local sausages and Yorkshire puddings followed by a few innings.   Dodging the showers, 81-year-old resident Gordon Clarke hit three boundaries, before being bowled out […]

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Care homes should turn to tech to ease staff shortages

Care homes should turn to tech to ease staff shortages

Care homes could ease the pressure of staff shortages, and potentially enable their residents to be less reliant on support for some basic activities, by making more use of technology. A new survey by UNISON has claimed the care system is failing elderly residents because of lack of staff. The survey found more than a […]

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