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    Poole care home awarded ‘Outstanding’ rating by CQC

    Poole care home awarded ‘Outstanding’ rating by CQC

    A Poole care home has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC, placing it amongst the top 2% best run homes in England.   Colleagues at Bupa’s The Links were praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for providing ‘exceptional care’ and ‘going the extra mile to ensure people continued to live fulfilling, happy […]

    17th October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    A woman was banned from visiting her mother in a Liverpool care home after she complained about her treatment, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The woman, whose mother had been placed in a BUPA care home by Liverpool City Council, said she was banned by care staff from seeing her mum […]

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    Survey uncovers the real reasons why people choose a career in older people’s nursing

    Survey uncovers the real reasons why people choose a career in older people’s nursing

    Care home staff have come out in force to highlight the top reasons to pursue a career in older people’s nursing. Respondents have celebrated the profession for its clinical practice and progression opportunities, fighting back against false impressions within the industry.   The Care to Care survey was run by Bupa in partnership with the […]

    30th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    St Albans care home found ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    St Albans care home found ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Tenterden House Care Home in Bricket Wood, St Albans, to be Outstanding following an inspection in January.     Tenterden House Care Home is run by Bupa Care Homes (BNH) Limited. It is registered to provide accommodation for up to 40 people who require […]

    8th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Barrhead care home residents are travelling across Europe

    Barrhead care home residents are travelling across Europe

    Residents at a Barrhead care home have travelled across Europe, sampling the local cuisine and cultures, without even packing a suitcase.   Staff at Bupa’s Norwood Care Home have been transforming spaces around the home to host a variety of different country-themed nights and transport its residents around the globe.   The residents are travelling […]

    29th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Glasgow care home hosts own version of ‘Stars in their Eyes’

    Glasgow care home hosts own version of ‘Stars in their Eyes’

      Residents at Bupa’s Ailsa Craig Care Home in Glasgow have been channelling their favourite musical icons with their very own version of ‘Stars in their Eyes’.   The home – which is in the Cessnock area of the city – has been hosting popular karaoke nights at the request of residents, who have been […]

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    Christmas Market comes to Glasgow care home

    Christmas Market comes to Glasgow care home

    With Christmas markets a firm festive favourite, a care home in Glasgow has found a novel way to make sure that residents don’t miss out, by setting up a market inside the home.   Staff at the Bupa Highgate care home will be hosting a pop-up Christmas market on December 8. Ensuring there is something […]

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    Ayr care home secures top prize in gardening competition

    Ayr care home secures top prize in gardening competition

    Residents at an Ayr care home are celebrating their green-fingered success after winning a national gardening competition.   Bupa’s Claremont care home scooped the top prize at this year’s Scotland and North Garden competition, thanks to its stunning garden which is awash with different colours and plants.   The residents are particularly passionate about horticulture […]

    30th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Dundee care home gets hair salon and American-style diner thanks to generous donation

    Dundee care home gets hair salon and American-style diner thanks to generous donation

    RESIDENTS at a Dundee care home will be able to enjoy American-style dining and get their hair cut in style, thanks to a generous donation from a former resident’s fundraiser. The memorial for 101-year-old Jerry Morrison raised £500 for the Bupa Balcarres Care Home following his death in September. Now staff have spent the money […]

    21st November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Paisley care home gears up to host ‘Silver Sunday’ event

    Paisley care home gears up to host ‘Silver Sunday’ event

    Staff and residents at a Paisley care home are gearing up to host a free, fun-packed event for members from the local community. Bupa’s Braemount Care Home, on Donaldswood Road, is welcoming those living in the Paisley area to join in its ‘Silver Sunday’ event. Guests will be treated to entertainment, music and bingo with […]

    28th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home plans tuck shop to aid memories following Clydebank pub donation

    Care home plans tuck shop to aid memories following Clydebank pub donation

    Bupa’s Hill View Care Home is planning to install a new tuck shop, thanks to a generous donation from a Clydebank pub. Each year, customers and colleagues at the Mountblow Bar on Dumbarton Road rally together to raise money for a local good cause. This year Cheryl Sweeney, a member of the bar staff, chose […]

    26th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

    Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

    A care home in Uddingston is offering a unique form of musical therapy which has residents singing its praises, and now it’s calling out to the local community to get involved. Bupa’s Highgate Care Home has established a weekly choir group which runs every Friday afternoon and has proved hugely popular as a social activity […]

    15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Paisley Care Home Hosts ‘Braemount’s Got Talent’

    Paisley Care Home Hosts ‘Braemount’s Got Talent’

    A Paisley care home is aiming to hit the high notes by inviting members of the local community to join them for the inaugural ‘Braemount’s Got Talent’.   Bupa’s Braemount Care Home, on Donaldswood Road, is encouraging residents, staff and members of the local community to come along this Friday [13th May] from 2pm and […]

    11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    A little TLC was the order of the day for Ayr care home residents

    A little TLC was the order of the day for Ayr care home residents

    A care home in Ayr has held its very first spa day to treat its residents to some well-deserved TLC. Bupa’s Claremont Care Home transformed a room which is usually used as a hair salon into a spa to create a zen atmosphere for a day of pampering. Inspired by the home’s hairdresser, who visits […]

    4th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Dare devil care home staff ziplines for MND Scotland

    Dare devil care home staff ziplines for MND Scotland

    A daring staff member from a Glasgow care home and her sister have ziplined across the River Clyde in a brave bid to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. Geared up in harnesses and helmets, Heather Graham, from Bupa’s Wyndford Locks Care Home, and sister Nicola, were raised 150ft in the air, to the top […]

    26th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

    Lanarkshire care home signs up to dementia initiative

    A care home in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, has signed up to an innovative project that aims to further widen knowledge and understanding of dementia.   The ‘Pledge Tree’, a creative work of art at the reception of Bupa’s Hatton Lea Care Home, aims to encourage staff, carers and family members to write down their thoughts and […]

    21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Glasgow care home has come up with the perfect tonic

    Glasgow care home has come up with the perfect tonic

    A Glasgow Care Home has come up with an unusual therapy for its residents living with dementia – by providing them with their own traditional ‘pub’.   Bupa’s Golfhill Care Home, in the East End of Glasgow, features the ‘Dennistoun Arms’, which aims to provide a recognisable social environment in which residents can relive the […]

    20th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

    Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

    Residents at a care home in Dundee no longer need to worry about missing Sunday service, after dedicated staff created their own church in the home’s garden.   Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, in Broughty Ferry, built an innovative ‘dementia village’ in its grounds in 2015, which includes a putting green, bus stop café, post office, […]

    16th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    From bingo caller to regional director- Promotion celebration for Bupa care staff

    From bingo caller to regional director- Promotion celebration for Bupa care staff

      A former care home manager from Glasgow, who started out as a nurse for a care service provider, is celebrating after being promoted – to regional director.  Alan Twigg, who began working as a staff nurse at Bupa’s Fullarton care home in Irvine, has revealed how this can lead to a successful career path […]

    10th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Carers across Bupa celebrate Mother’s Day

    Carers across Bupa celebrate Mother’s Day

    This Mother’s Day, Bupa celebrated all the families that work together to support care home residents across the country. For some of us, working with your mum might not be an obvious choice, but for many of these families, things are a little different.   At Bupa’s Pendean care home in Midhurst, Penny Nichols, 53 […]

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