RSSCategory: Local News

Scarborough Hall Care Home Receives Major Face Lift

Scarborough Hall Care Home Receives Major Face Lift

The home was taken over by one of the UK’s leading health care providers, Avery Healthcare, in December 2010. Scarborough Hall is now well into its refurbishment programme, the residential and dementia care home provides 85 en-suite rooms with showers – all equipped to a high specification. It offers the very best in clinical care […]

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Care UK To Re-open Orchid View

Care UK To Re-open Orchid View

West Sussex care home Orchid View will be given a new start this summer after leading health and social care provider Care UK agreed to buy and re-open the Copthorne home. Managers at Care UK are promising a ‘new beginning’ for the home which is currently closed.  Richard Pearman, Care UK’s Director of Business Development, […]

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Avery Create 70 New Jobs In Hatfield

Avery Create 70 New Jobs In Hatfield

Acacia Mews Care Home is located on the site of the old Police Headquarters on St Albans Road East. The site was bought by UK care operator Avery Healthcare following the relocation of the Hatfield Police Station       The luxury residential and dementia care home is a £3.5 million refurbishment project and was […]

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Army Service Enjoyed By Bournemouth Care Home Residents

Army Service Enjoyed By Bournemouth Care Home Residents

THEY are more used to dangerous frontline manoeuvres, but a detachment of British officers instead brought a taste of army service to a Colten Care nursing home. Members of the Royal Corps of Signals Troop Commanders Course ‘took over’ the Avon Cliff home in Bournemouth, dispensing afternoon tea and cakes, joining residents on a seafront […]

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Students Dance With Residents

Students Dance With Residents

Dance Movement Psychotherapy students from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (QMU) have been using their skills to support older people living in care homes. This innovative pilot project provided first year students on the University’s Master Degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy with an outstanding learning experience, whilst also offering care home residents the opportunity to benefit […]

February 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Red Tape Champion Visits Nightingale

Red Tape Champion Visits Nightingale

Dame Denise Platt, The Independent Care Sectors Red Tape Champion, made a visit to Nightingale to see for herself the bureaucratic and administrative burdens faced by care providers. Leon Smith, the Chief Executive of Nightingale, said: “We were delighted to discuss with Dame Denise the Red Tape Challenge, and to show her the many examples […]

February 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Record-breaking Year For The NACC

A Record-breaking Year For The NACC

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is celebrating a record number of entries for its showpiece event, the NACC Care Cook of the Year 2012, supported by The Worshipful Company of Cooks. The fantastic support for this prestigious competition comes in the year that also sees the association commemorate its Silver anniversary, as well […]

February 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
You Can Stay-Dementia Patients Win the Day

You Can Stay-Dementia Patients Win the Day

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has agreed to allow dementia patients stay in the home they have become used to. In an effort to save £24m the council had planned to close 2 care homes and relocate those residents to Marrow House which currently specialises in dementia care. This move would then have forced those dementia sufferers […]

February 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Care Group Not For Sale

Care Group Not For Sale

Four Seasons Group is not for sale. Despite many of the Sunday newspapers announcing the sale and describing the buying up of their debts by private equity company KKR as a move by Li Ka Shing, a Hong Kong billionaire to purchase the group; Four Seasons have denied their intention to sell and have confirmed […]

February 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Investigation Into Death Of Care Resident

Investigation Into Death Of Care Resident

An investigation is underway into the death of an elderly resident at St Peters Convent Care Home, Plymton St Maurice, Plymouth. A police spokesman said: “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the recent death of a resident at St Peter’s Convent Care Home in Plympton St Maurice. “We are liaising with our partners and the […]

February 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
McCarthy & Stone Development In Cardiff

McCarthy & Stone Development In Cardiff

With over 30 years experience McCarthy & Stone is Britain’s leading retirement builder and offers a choice of different types of retirement developments that includes Retirement Living, Assisted Living and Tailored Care Living. While most of us would like to remain in our family home for as long as possible, as we get older, it […]

February 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Nerston Care Home In The Pink To Raise Money For Cancer Charity

Nerston Care Home In The Pink To Raise Money For Cancer Charity

Residents, relatives and staff at Care UK’s Cathkin House care home in East Kilbride had a day of fun and activities and raised more than £335 for the Breast Cancer Campaign appeal. The care team and residents wore pink and made and sold pink cakes as part of their fundraising efforts. Administrator Teresa Duffy and […]

February 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Walk and grip in middle age may predict dementia and stroke risk

Walk and grip in middle age may predict dementia and stroke risk

Research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting has today (Wednesday, 15 February) found simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength may indicate likelihood of developing dementia or stroke.   The study involved monitoring over 2,400 participants with an average age of 62 over an 11 year […]

February 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Disrupted Sleep Could Increase Chances Of Developing Alzheimer’s

Disrupted Sleep Could Increase Chances Of Developing Alzheimer’s

People who wake up regularly during the night are more likely to develop amyloid plaques, proteins associated with Alzheimer’s, according to new research. Scientists from Washington, US, presented their findings at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting today (14 February). The researchers analysed sleep patterns of 100 people without dementia aged between 45 and […]

February 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Irene Returns to ‘Retirement Village’ Role After 15 Years

Irene Returns to ‘Retirement Village’ Role After 15 Years

AFTER 15 years Irene Parker has come full circle – returning to the job she loved at Avonpark Village in Limpley Stoke, near Bath. Irene, appointed General Manager at the retirement village, said: “I’ve had a fabulous welcome and while the buildings haven’t changed considerably, the concept has.” Irene oversaw work to the final extension […]

February 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Elderly Residents Send Aid To Mozambique

Elderly Residents Send Aid To Mozambique

A donation of £200 from the residents of Talbot View care home in Bournemouth has built a new hut for a disabled elderly lady in the village of Innhassune, Mozambique. Home manager Nick Holman said: “Our residents are safe, warm, and well fed and were only too pleased to send this money from their amenities […]

February 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Alloa Care Home Welcomes First Resident

Alloa Care Home Welcomes First Resident

A new multi-million pound luxury care home in Alloa has welcomed its first resident. Ruby Shepherd, aged 90, was given a warm welcome to Parklands, the state-of-the-art, purpose-built care home in Alloa Park Drive which represents a £4.7million investment by Meallmore, one of Scotland’s leading providers of nursing and residential care. Mrs Shepherd, who has […]

February 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Oadby Care Home Worker Sentenced For Abusing Elderly

Oadby Care Home Worker Sentenced For Abusing Elderly

The conviction of a care home worker should act as a deterrent to others tempted to mistreat vulnerable people, Leicestershire Police have said. Malcolm Cramp, who worked at the Brockshill Woodlands Care Centre in Oadby, Leicestershire, was sentenced to 12 months at Leicester Crown Court on Friday (February 10). He was convicted of seven counts […]

February 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Replacement Care Home Set To Open In Arbroath

Replacement Care Home Set To Open In Arbroath

The first phase of a new flagship care home that will create around 50 jobs for Arbroath is set to be completed this month (February). Leading care provider Balhousie Care Group is replacing the existing Balhousie Monkbarns Care Home on Monkbarns Drive with a new home. Almost £5million has been investedin the new building, which […]

February 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Note About The Weather From Age UK

A Note About The Weather From Age UK

      “Over a third of over 65s fall each year and snow and ice pose real dangers for older people. Older people worried about falling should ask a friend, family member or neighbour to help out with shopping. For those who decide not to go out, it is important to keep active at […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
February 10, 2012 | By | Reply More