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    Call to Action needed as leading experts slam current diabetes care in UK care homes

    24th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Call to Action needed as leading experts slam current diabetes care in UK care homes

    Diabetes care in nursing homes still remains “fragmented” and urgent steps need to be taken to restore the “health and dignity” of older people, leading experts have said.   A review of multiple studies carried out across 25 years involving residents with diabetes has slammed care home provision saying that care homes “often do not […]

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    Virtual bingo games connects care home residents across the north

    24th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Virtual bingo games connects care home residents across the north

    With bingo being the go-to social game for many families and communities, Ideal Carehomes’ Lifestyle Manager Tom Ogden had the idea of creating a ‘virtual bingo hall’ for all residents who live across the Group’s 16 homes.  Tom used Facebook Live to stream the game and connect residents from each home, creating friendships across the […]

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    £1.5 million specialist residential area, for people living with dementia opens at Heathlands Village

    24th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    £1.5 million specialist residential area, for people living with dementia opens at Heathlands Village

    The new Mayor of Bury, Jane Black, joined donors, residents and families on 26 June for the celebratory launch of an innovative residential household for people living with dementia. The state-of-the-art facility is based at Heathlands Village, a care home run by Prestwich-based charity The Fed. Cutting the ribbon Ms Black – who has selected […]

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    Residents enjoy a fun filled ABBA day at Spalding care home

    24th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Residents enjoy a fun filled ABBA day at Spalding care home

    St John’s Care Home in Spalding treated residents to a fun filled Abba day this week. Music and entertainment was provided by local singer Rosa Mae who sang all the favourites by the 1970s pop group from ‘Dancing Queen’ to ‘Mama Mia’. The care home staff entered into the spirit of the day, dressing up […]

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    Country Court Care’s IT Apprentice honoured at local ‘Excellence in Skills Awards Evening’

    23rd July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Country Court Care’s IT Apprentice honoured at local ‘Excellence in Skills Awards Evening’

    Country Court Care’s IT Apprentice Dawid Tylman was honoured at the annual Peterborough Regional College ‘Excellence in Skills Awards Evening’, winning the award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year. Dawid won the award due to his vast improvement with communication skills, producing outstanding work and growth of confidence within his subject area. Dawid completed his work […]

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    Local charity Age Concern nails grant for foot care services

    23rd July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Local charity Age Concern nails grant for foot care services

    A local charity that provides chiropody services to older people with foot problems has been awarded additional funding to expand its community support scheme, thanks to a grant from home care provider Bluebird Care Maidstone.    Age Concern provides a range of services to support older people across Maidstone and Malling, including foot care services delivered by trained chiropody specialists. The charity […]

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    Huddersfield care home appoints new manager

    23rd July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Huddersfield care home appoints new manager

    A NEW home manager with a lifelong passion for helping the elderly has been appointed to the top job at a Kirklees care home.   Vicky Robinson will take the helm at Aden Lodge Care Home, in the village of Clayton West, near Huddersfield.   The 40-bedroom home provides a range of care, including residential, […]

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    Health and Social Care Secretary announces half a billion rollout to improve patient care

    20th July 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
    Health and Social Care Secretary announces half a billion rollout to improve patient care

    In his first major speech since taking post last week, the Health and Social Care Secretary this morning announced a half a billion pound package to rollout innovative tech aimed at improving care for patients and supporting staff. Matt Hancock, Health and Social Care Secretary, said: “Because we are one NHS, our health system is […]

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    Sunrise of Eastbourne collaborates with Cavendish School

    20th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Sunrise of Eastbourne collaborates with Cavendish School

    A group of Year 10 students from Cavendish School visited residents in the Memory Care Neighbourhood at Sunrise of Eastbourne on 25th June to present them with beautiful works of textile art based upon the lives of these residents. The project was an ongoing collaboration between the Year 10 textiles students from the school – […]

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    Steyning care home residents join forces with nursery children for Arts Festival

    20th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Steyning care home residents join forces with nursery children for Arts Festival

    Residents from a care home in Steyning who joined forces with pre-schoolers on an art project have seen the fruits of their labour showcased at the annual Steyning Festival. Croft Meadow care home residents and staff welcomed the children from Elan Nursery for eight consecutive weeks to complete their masterpiece – a forget-me-not flower made […]

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    New Century Care fully embraced World Cup fever

    20th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    New Century Care fully embraced World Cup fever

    Residents and staff at New Century Care have fully embraced World Cup fever this year by running their very own World Cup themed competition.    Each of New Century Care’s care homes have been challenged to pick one country to cheer on throughout the World Cup tournament. Alongside hosting viewing parties for each match their chosen team plays […]

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    Optalis care staff excellence celebrated at Awards Ceremony

    19th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Optalis care staff excellence celebrated at Awards Ceremony

    The outstanding work of dedicated individuals and teams at social care provider Optalis was celebrated at the company’s annual Star Awards ceremony. The event consisted of an awards presentation followed by an afternoon tea and was attended by all the shortlisted candidates, their nominators and senior managers from Optalis. A judging panel consisting of staff […]

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    Former Naval Officer attends Armed Forces Day

    19th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Former Naval Officer attends Armed Forces Day

    A former Naval Officer has thanked staff at a care home in Newark-on-Trent for giving him the opportunity to attend the first Armed Forces Day Parade at Newark Market Place.  George Davis, known as Bill, spent a memorable afternoon joining in with the parade in the glorious sunshine with fellow residents and veterans.  Bill has […]

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    Merseyside firm Potens gives backing to thousands of athletes with learning disabilities

    19th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Merseyside firm Potens gives backing to thousands of athletes with learning disabilities

    One of the UK’s biggest providers of care facilities for people with learning disabilities – Merseyside-based Potens – is backing thousands of athletes across the UK. From its headquarters in Birkenhead Potens operates 78 facilities for people with learning disabilities across the UK and employs around 1,450 staff – and now the company has agreed […]

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    Shocking jump in number of deaths caused by dementia

    18th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shocking jump in number of deaths caused by dementia

    The Office for National Statistics released figures today revealing there were 533,253 deaths registered in England and Wales in 2017, a 1.6% increase from 2016.  The figures show there has been a 7.4% increase in deaths from all forms of dementia – with a 5.3% increase in deaths from vascular and unspecified dementia, and a […]

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    Bill Gates announces new dementia Diagnostics Accelerator– Alzheimer’s Society comment

    18th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bill Gates announces new dementia Diagnostics Accelerator– Alzheimer’s Society comment

    Bill Gates announced yesterday, that he is introducing the Diagnostics Accelerator, a project of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), to further  ideas for earlier and better diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. He is leading funding with a $30million investment. The project is set up as a venture capital fund,  bringing together biotech companies, academics, charities […]

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    Aberdeenshire care home welcomes in the local community

    18th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Aberdeenshire care home welcomes in the local community

    An Aberdeenshire care home recently welcomed the local community for a fun-filled event and the opportunity to meet its care team.   Meallmore’s Bayview Care Home, in Cruden Bay, relaunched last month as part of an ongoing initiative to ensure the delivery of exceptional standards of care.   Over the past six months, the care […]

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    Men in Sheds initiative opens in Maidenhead

    18th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Men in Sheds initiative opens in Maidenhead

    A scheme designed to encourage friendship amongst men and help prevent loneliness has been launched in Maidenhead.   The Men in Sheds initiative involves a number of community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. Those visiting the sheds will be able to enjoy time to do gardening activities and in the winter months […]

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    ‘Dementia-friendly’ home developed by building science research centre and Loughborough University

    18th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Dementia-friendly’ home developed by building science research centre and Loughborough University

    A new ‘dementia-friendly’ home has been developed jointly by leading building science research centre BRE and experts from Loughborough University. The building is aimed at helping educate housebuilders, carers and relatives on how to better support those living with dementia. The design is geared to help dementia sufferers remain at home for longer than in […]

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    Banbury care home staff celebrate ‘Outstanding’ result!

    17th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Banbury care home staff celebrate ‘Outstanding’ result!

    Anchor’s care home, The Ridings in Banbury, Oxfordshire was celebrating this month as it has been classed as ‘outstanding’ in its responsiveness category by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  The other key sections of the home remained as ‘good’. This unannounced comprehensive inspection took place in March and April this year. The Riding’s met […]

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