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Ex-paratrooper learns new language following life-changing stroke

Ex-paratrooper learns new language following life-changing stroke

A paratrooper who served tours of duty in numerous countries has marked his first year at a residential care home in Aylesbury, following a stroke that left him paraplegic.   In February 2015, Phillip Horne was the paragon of fitness; a physical training instructor in the Army Air Corps’ Squadron 678, he was tasked with […]

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mayor of Derby Joins Care Home Residents to Mark Dignity Action Day

Mayor of Derby Joins Care Home Residents to Mark Dignity Action Day

The Mayor of Derby, Cllr Linda Winter, was the guest of honour at The Laurels Care Home in Spondon, Derby, joining residents, relatives and guests to mark Dignity Action Day 2017.   The Laurels’ Dignity Action Day event kicked off with a fantastic performance from the West Park School Brass Band in the morning, which […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Holmfirth care home staff and residents welcome Kirklees Mayor and Mayoress

Holmfirth care home staff and residents welcome Kirklees Mayor and Mayoress

Staff and residents at Meridian Healthcare’s White Rose House care home were pleased to welcome Kirklees Mayor and Mayoress as their most recent special guests.   The Mayor, Cllr Jim Dodds, was able to spend quality time with residents at the 64-bed care home in Holmfirth, and was given a tour of the building and […]

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Norwich care home awarded for end of life care

Norwich care home awarded for end of life care

Ivy Court Care Home in Norwich has been awarded the industry-recognised Six Steps to Success accreditation for providing the best possible end of life care to residents. Three nurses at Ivy Court, a home run by Caring Homes in Ivy Road, Norwich, have studied for the Six Steps to Success qualification over the past year […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bampton care home remembers past residents

Bampton care home remembers past residents

Residents and staff at a care home in Bampton, Oxfordshire, were pleased to welcome family and friends to join them for a moving ceremony celebrating the memories of all the homes past residents.    Rosebank Care Home held a commemorative service with readings from the Rosebank remembrance book, favourite photos shared and the lighting of […]

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Warrington care homes celebrate Dignity Action Day

Warrington care homes celebrate Dignity Action Day

Two Warrington care homes run by Croftwood Care Cheshire, Holcroft Grange and Westy Hall, have thrown special events to celebrate Dignity Action Day, an annual awareness day for care workers and members of the public to celebrate and uphold the dignity of those who use care services.   Staff at Holcroft Grange invited local schoolchildren […]

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care must be profitable says Savills Head of Healthcare

Care must be profitable says Savills Head of Healthcare

“The only way a service provided by the private sector can be sustainable is if it’s profitable over the long term.” That’s the firm opinion of Craig Woollam, Director and Head of Healthcare at Savills, a leading provider of property services around the globe. “It’s obvious” he adds. “You can’t expect a commercial service to […]

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care assistant helps resident get started on local competition

Care assistant helps resident get started on local competition

A Care Assistant at Fairway View care home in Bulwell was ecstatic to win a competition to design a Chinese Dragon, after teaming up with resident, Winnie Twells.  Anita Bowling, who has worked at the home since October last year, saw details of the latest Ideal Carehomes’ competition and immediately thought of Winnie to help […]

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Care homes across the north of England took part in the RPSB Big Garden Bird Watch

Care homes across the north of England took part in the RPSB Big Garden Bird Watch

BINOCULARS were at the ready for Hill Care home residents taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.   Elderly residents at care homes across the north of England took stock of local bird life as part of the national survey.   Among those was 91-year-old John Walker, a resident at Mandale House Care […]

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pearly kings and queens visit Jewish Care residents for a right royal knees up

Pearly kings and queens visit Jewish Care residents for a right royal knees up

Residents from eight Jewish Care homes from Barnet, Redbridge and Camden enjoyed some royal entertainment from Pearly Kings and Queens last week at a tea party held at Jewish Care’s Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet. Four Pearly entertainers joined the residents for the afternoon to have a sing along and a knees […]

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home’s specialist massage brings ‘peace and tranquillity’ for resident Meryl, 82

Care home’s specialist massage brings ‘peace and tranquillity’ for resident Meryl, 82

The family of a woman who was partially paralysed by a stroke say specialist massage given by staff at her Loughton care home is having a remarkable effect on her.   82 year old Meryl Roberts, who’s originally from Swansea, came to Woodland Grove Care Home on Rectory Lane two years ago after the stroke, […]

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bristol care home team provide outstanding care

Bristol care home team provide outstanding care

Brunelcare’s Deerhurst Care and Nursing Home has been awarded with an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), announced by the CQC on 27th January 2017.  Currently, only 1% of adult social care homes within the UK have obtained an overall CQC rating of ‘Outstanding’. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) completed an […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley care home celebrates good rating

Barnsley care home celebrates good rating

DEANGATE care home is celebrating after being awarded a “Good” rating by regulator the Care Quality Commission.   The home, in Mapplewell, Barnsley, was awarded the second highest rating after carrying out an action plan of improvements following the last inspection.   Inspectors spoke with residents and family members who “told us they felt safe […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chinese New Year celebrations at Wimbledon Park care home

Chinese New Year celebrations at Wimbledon Park care home

Staff and residents at a Wimbledon care home run by Amore, part of the Priory Group, celebrated Chinese New Year in style, thanks to the home manager. Arthur House had a day dedicated to Chinese New Year celebrations. There was music, entertainment and opportunities for residents to explore the history of Chinese New Year. Nicolas […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Country Court Care homes uphold Dignity Action Day

Country Court Care homes uphold Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people’s rights to dignity in care. The day is promoted across the UK on 1st February 2017. Friends, family and health care professionals were invited to come along to our care homes in Sheffield and […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gillingham care home residents mark Dignity Action Day

Gillingham care home residents mark Dignity Action Day

Residents and friends of Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore honored Dignity Action Day on Wednesday 1st February, with a coffee morning and bake sale at the home.   With the scent of freshly baked cakes and brewed coffee filling the corridors of the Drewery Drive care home, Rogers House residents and their guests […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Teignmouth specialist care home celebrates ‘outstanding’ result

Teignmouth specialist care home celebrates ‘outstanding’ result

Staff and residents are celebrating after Riverview, a specialist care home in Teignmouth, Devon for adults with complex needs including autism, behaviours that challenge, acquired brain injury and learning disabilities, was rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission. The service was rated “outstanding” for being ‘caring’, and ‘responsive’, and ‘good’ for being ‘safe’, ‘effective’ and […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dignity Action Day celebrated by Stockton care home

Dignity Action Day celebrated by Stockton care home

A STOCKTON care home has marked Dignity Action Day with an installation of plaques carrying messages from residents and their families.   The messages ask what dignity means to those at Mandale House Care Home, in Thornaby. They have been hung on the home’s garden tree and fence.   An unveiling ceremony was attended by […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care adds specialist dementia wing to Wells care home

Somerset Care adds specialist dementia wing to Wells care home

On Tuesday 24th January, Fletcher House opened their doors for a very special occasion, the opening of their brand new specialist dementia wing, the Avalon Suite. Residents and staff were joined by relatives, two representatives from the local police force, John North (Deputy Mayor of Wells), Len Swales (Wells Town Crier) and special guest, Hilary […]

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
107 year old care home resident says”I feel like a teenager on a good day”

107 year old care home resident says”I feel like a teenager on a good day”

Abbeyfield Kent resident, Victoria Middlemiss may have turned 107 today, but she still likes to have a laugh with the staff at Rogers House residential home, where she has lived for almost eight years.   Born on 1st February 1910 in Sudbury, Suffolk to a big family, Victoria Middlemiss was a middle child of 13 […]

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