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Care provider talks about how to cope when a loved one dies

Care provider talks about how to cope when a loved one dies

National homecare provider, Helping Hands has undertaken research with its expert palliative carers to identify how families can best cope with the passing of a loved one.    The research highlighted both the importance of helping a loved one to pass with peace and the prevailing advice offered to help make this challenging time more […]

27th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Further pressure for care homes as deaths could more than double in the next 25 years

Further pressure for care homes as deaths could more than double in the next 25 years

Researchers from King’s College London have found that deaths occurring in care homes in England and Wales could more than double in the next 25 years if recent trends continue. They argue that investment is urgently needed to ensure all care homes are prepared to support residents as they reach the end of their life. […]

11th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Training in end-of-life care must be improved to enable a comfortable death-Study

Training in end-of-life care must be improved to enable a comfortable death-Study

Dying comfortably in very old age with or without dementia can be improved with good end-of-life training at home or in a care home, rather than a hospital bed. Very old people are more likely to die comfortably if they die in a care home or at home, compared with dying in a hospital, suggests […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Brunelcare’s Glastonbury care home strikes platinum for quality care

Brunelcare’s Glastonbury care home strikes platinum for quality care

A Brunelcare care and nursing home dedicated to providing the best possible care for all of its residents right up until the end of their lives, has been recognised with a major national award – for the second time. Brunelcare’s Glastonbury Care Home is among 68 homes from across England to win a Quality Hallmark Award […]

4th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Scottish care provider celebrates thirty years of making care mean more

Scottish care provider celebrates thirty years of making care mean more

Meallmore Ltd, one of Scotland’s largest independent care providers, is celebrating 30 years of providing care.   The company marked the milestone with a garden party at Meallmore Lodge, its original home outside Inverness.   Since it was first established in 1987 by brothers Gerry and Aidan Hennessey, the family business has grown steadily, with […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
UK prison service requires national strategy to address needs of elderly prisoners

UK prison service requires national strategy to address needs of elderly prisoners

HM Prison and Probation Service needs a national strategy to address the needs of the increasing numbers of elderly prisoners living – and dying – in jail so that they can be managed and cared for more appropriately, said Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) Nigel Newcomen. Today he published a report on older prisoners.   […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Former bandmaster has football wish granted

Former bandmaster has football wish granted

A former bandmaster now in receipt of end-of-life care has been enabled to revisit the hallowed football turf where he once led half-time performances. Bill Magookin is co-founder of the Bournemouth Carnival Band and a long-standing fan of Premiership side AFC Bournemouth. In response to a family request, staff at his care home in Longham, […]

1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Camelot Care is once again a beacon for end of life care

Camelot Care is once again a beacon for end of life care

A Wellington care home dedicated to providing the best possible care for all of its residents right up until the end of their lives, has been recognised with a major national award, and has been shortlisted for a national ‘Care Home Of The Year’ award.   Camelot House and Lodge were among 50 homes from […]

6th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Unannounced CQC inspection gives outstanding result for Leeds hospice

Unannounced CQC inspection gives outstanding result for Leeds hospice

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds to be Outstanding overall, following an unannounced inspection carried out in July. The St Gemma’s Hospice, in Moortown, provides expert palliative and end of life care for people with life limiting illnesses and support for their families and […]

3rd October 2016 | By | Reply More
Dorset care home awarded highest rating for end of life care

Dorset care home awarded highest rating for end of life care

The Malthouse residential care home in Gillingham, Dorset, has been awarded with the highest possible rating for its end of life care.  The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides specialised care for the elderly and has been inspected by experts from The National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) and awarded ‘Beacon’ status […]

22nd September 2016 | By | Reply More
Croydon care home retains prestigious Beacon Status for recognition of care

Croydon care home retains prestigious Beacon Status for recognition of care

Whitgift House, part of Whitgift Care, received confirmation this week that it has retained ‘Beacon Status’ for the next three years, having first been awarded it in 2013. The prestigious ‘Beacon Status’ by the Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes (GSFCH) is awarded for excellence in care homes. Whitgift House is only one of two […]

19th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Bristol hospice launches new Summer Party fundraiser

Bristol hospice launches new Summer Party fundraiser

Bristol’s only adult hospice has launched a brand new fundraising initiative at a special Summer Party hosted by Miss Bristol International, Gabriella Papp.   Fundraisers, supporters and staff of St Peter’s Hospice gathered at the charity’s Gloucester Road coffee shop, Nonesuch Cup, to officially launch the Summer Party scheme with cakes and mocktails.   St […]

9th June 2016 | By | Reply More
End of life report fails to address the need for better community care

End of life report fails to address the need for better community care

The second national audit to be carried out into the care of those who are dying in hospitals in England has been released today by charity Marie Curie and NHS England. Despite saying broad improvements have been made since 2013, the report says too many people are still not receiving proper palliative care in their […]

18th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Oxfordshire care home recognised for dedication to end of life care

Oxfordshire care home recognised for dedication to end of life care

Rosebank care home in Oxfordshire is celebrating following the news that it has successfully achieved accreditation for the Gold Standards Framework.   The prestigious Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes (GSFCH) award places Rosebank in a select group of care homes in the United Kingdom, and one of only three in Oxfordshire, to be recognised […]

14th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Insufficient training in dementia care raises concerns for those in residential care

Insufficient training in dementia care raises concerns for those in residential care

New research released today, Saturday 5 March, has raised concerns over the care of people with advanced dementia living in care homes, who are approaching the end of life. The research, conducted by Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at UCL, highlighted that people with dementia often receive fragmented and inadequate end of life care. […]

5th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Award winning care home shares insight to their ‘End of Life’ care

Award winning care home shares insight to their ‘End of Life’ care

At this year’s 3rd Sector Care Awards, Mount Ephraim House won an award for their End of Life Care. The care team at Mount Ephraim House see ‘End of Life’ care as a huge part of the care they deliver. “We don’t shy away from death in the home – it’s part of life” says Karen […]

16th December 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Care home celebrates reaching Gold standard in Palliative Care

Care home celebrates reaching Gold standard in Palliative Care

Spirits were high at High Peak Care Home in Cheshire as residents, their families, and members of staff partied away at a celebratory event, after the service was awarded Beacon Status in Palliative Care as part of the Gold Standards Framework.   To celebrate the attainment of the well-respected accolade, residents and their guests gathered […]

15th December 2015 | By | Reply More
‘Fit for Future’: Have your say in how end of life care is delivered in Somerset

‘Fit for Future’: Have your say in how end of life care is delivered in Somerset

People in Somerset are being asked to contribute to a major consultation on how people with life-limiting illnesses are looked after via a new website that goes live this week.   As Britain’s ageing population grows older, with  many of us increasingly facing the prospect of dying alone, Somerset-based St. Margaret’s Hospice has launched an […]

30th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Real Countess of Downton Abbey helps celebrate support group 30th anniversary

Real Countess of Downton Abbey helps celebrate support group 30th anniversary

A special lunch to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Severnside Support Group for local charity St Peter’s Hospice was attended by the ‘Real Countess of Downton Abbey’. Lady Fiona Countess of Carnarvon gave a talk to guests about life at her home Highclere Castle, which is the setting of BBC1’s Downton Abbey, and what […]

13th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home awarded ‘Beacon Status’ in Gold Standards Framework

Care home awarded ‘Beacon Status’ in Gold Standards Framework

Staff and residents at High Peak Nursing Home in Cheshire were celebrating after receiving the Quality Hallmark Award at ‘Beacon Status’ in Palliative Care as part of the Gold Standards Framework, a well-respected accolade.       The Gold Standards Framework is a highly commended award which is well-recognised throughout the care sector, and Beacon […]

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