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    Dorset nursing home gains national accolade for end of life care

    Dorset nursing home gains national accolade for end of life care

    A Dorset nursing home has gained a national accolade for the way it supports relatives whose loved ones receive end of life care.    Team members at Canford Chase in Poole took part in a year-long programme run by the Point of Care Foundation, an independent charity, called ‘Living Well to the Very End’.   […]

    23rd April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Palliative care provisions are not meeting the needs of an ageing population

    Palliative care provisions are not meeting the needs of an ageing population

    A commentary published in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, warns despite the fact that frail older people with multiple illnesses and end stage dementia are the most rapidly growing group in need of palliative care current provisions are not aligned to meet their needs. The authors of the commentary […]

    16th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    End of life care award goes to MHA at 3rd Sector Awards

    End of life care award goes to MHA at 3rd Sector Awards

    MHA’s Chaplaincy team has been awarded the 3rd Sector Care award for its work on end of life care.    The charity’s approach to end of life care is encapsulated in its specially-designed programme called The Final Lap which aims to make sure all its care homes are places where death and dying are faced […]

    12th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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