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    When assessing a client’s capability to cope with daily life- take a seat!

    When assessing a client’s capability to cope with daily life- take a seat!

    When assessing a client’s capability to cope with daily life- take a seat!   Going to the toilet is one of the four key activities of daily living (ADLs). On average, a person ‘goes’ eight times a day. Changes to the WC, particularly the seat, is one of the most common home adaptations carried out- […]

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    Bristol care home staff and residents celebrate ten years of care

    Bristol care home staff and residents celebrate ten years of care

    A care home based in Kingswood, Bristol, is marking a very special anniversary this year as the home celebrates its tenth anniversary.   Avon Lodge care centre, which provides high quality nursing and dementia care for up to 60 people, opened its doors in 2008 and a party was held on Friday 6 July from […]

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    £10.8m care home and extra care scheme in Bradford adds to Great Places to Grow Old Scheme

    £10.8m care home and extra care scheme in Bradford adds to Great Places to Grow Old Scheme

    A topping out ceremony has taken place at a £10.8m care home and extra care scheme in Bradford being built by Derbyshire based Wildgoose Construction on behalf of City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The event saw a construction on the build reach its highest point and among those attending were representatives from the council, […]

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    Lakeview Lodge – exciting developments for Lytham St Annes care home

    Lakeview Lodge – exciting developments for Lytham St Annes care home

    Exciting new changes are taking place at a Lytham St Annes care home.   Lakeview Lodge, one of the four establishments of Lakeview Rest Homes, is undergoing exciting new developments in response to changing needs within the care industry.     Director Pete Wood explained, “Our family owned and operated homes reflect the differing requirements […]

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    Getting in tune with limitations – by Closomat

    Getting in tune with limitations – by Closomat

    Having to deal with the impact of Multiple Sclerosis on his daily life is not stopping musician Tom Flynn from being stylish, through to his home’s fixtures and fittings.   The 6ft tall singer songwriter from Wawickshire, and former member of the Grammy- nominated band The Heys, has a Closomat Palma Vita shower toilet in […]

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    Brighton Disability Pride Role For Arden House Volunteers

    Brighton Disability Pride Role For Arden House Volunteers

    Members of a supported living service in Brighton volunteered their help to make sure celebration-goers stayed hydrated at this year’s Disability Pride event. Staff members and four people who live at Arden House in Preston Park, which supports people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs,  greeted visitors and running a watering station at the […]

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    New Worcestershire care home manager has big plans for residents

    New Worcestershire care home manager has big plans for residents

    A Worcestershire care home has appointed a new manager who wants to put the community and caring for those with dementia at the centre of her plans. Caroline Youlden, an experienced care expert, has taken over as the general manager at Redwood House Residential Home in Barnt Green. With more than 15 years’ experience in […]

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    Sun Shines on Bield Retiree at Royal Garden Party

    Sun Shines on Bield Retiree at Royal Garden Party

    A 69-year-old retiree is elated after his ‘once in a lifetime’ meeting with The Queen at this year’s Garden Party in Edinburgh. Held on Wednesday 4th July at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, John Stockan, a former chartered surveyor, and his wife, Jan, dressed in their Sunday finest as they attended the annual summer event. The couple, […]

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    Rapport Housing & Care commits to build 235 new homes for over 55s

    Rapport Housing & Care commits to build 235 new homes for over 55s

    With thousands of people on waiting lists for homes across Kent, Rapport Housing & Care has committed to build 235 new homes for over 55s, freeing up family homes within the county.   Like most counties, Kent is currently in desperate need of family homes. The region has a severe shortage of affordable housing and […]

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    Romsey care home celebrates Grandparents at the Annual Mayor’s Picnic

    Romsey care home celebrates Grandparents at the Annual Mayor’s Picnic

        As part of the annual Mayor’s Picnic in Romsey, Abbotswood Court Care Home invited young visitors at the event to share their favourite things about their grandparents on postcards. The luxury care home’s stall at the picnic attracted many visitors who wrote postcards, snapped pictures with the Abbotswood Court selfie frame and took […]

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    Exeter nursery tots enjoy fun and games with care home residents

    Exeter nursery tots enjoy fun and games with care home residents

    The thwack of croquet mallets and the laughter of children was ringing out around the gardens at Green Tree Court as residents took on the youngsters from Chestnut Nursery for a game or two.   Head of Activities Merle Weiner commented: “We took advantage of the glorious weather and headed outside this week with the […]

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    Mansfield Care agree take over of Bield care homes

    Mansfield Care agree take over of Bield care homes

    A deal has been agreed which saw residents and staff at three Bield care homes transfer to a new provider earlier this month. Since announcing last year that it would be closing 12 of its care homes, staff at Bield have been working tirelessly to find other providers to take them over. Following progressive discussions, […]

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    Community Integrated Care explores The Future Of Work

    Community Integrated Care explores The Future Of Work

    Community Integrated Care has teamed up with Britain’s leading arts and technology institution, FACT (Foundation for Arts and Creative Technologies), to explore the future of work. FACT has commissioned eight international artists to collaborate with businesses across several sectors, using artistic insight to investigate how employment may change in the decades ahead. With estimates suggesting […]

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    Esk Valley Camphill Community co-workers attend National Learning Disabilities and Autism awards

    Esk Valley Camphill Community co-workers attend National Learning Disabilities and Autism awards

    Two Esk Valley Camphill Community members and Avalon Shared Lives Carers were finalists at this year’s National Disabilities and Autism awards ceremony at the ICC, Birmingham. They were nominated by Avalon in the category ‘Positive Behaviour Support’ in recognition of their support of a long term resident of Botton Village who has lived with them […]

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    The UK is failing to plan housing for a rapidly-ageing population

    The UK is failing to plan housing for a rapidly-ageing population

    THE country is failing to plan enough homes for the UK’s rapidly-ageing population, new research reveals. ‘Solutions to an age old problem’ from national planning and development consultancy Lichfields finds only 16 out of the 149 Local Plans it reviewed have identified a specific requirement for older people’s housing. Out of these, only six have […]

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    New studies bring advances along the gut-liver-brain axis in Alzheimer’s disease

    New studies bring advances along the gut-liver-brain axis in Alzheimer’s disease

    Four new studies presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Chicago today suggest links between the digestive system, including gut and liver function, and changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The ‘gut microbiome’ is a mix of microorganisms that live in our digestive tracts, comprising about a thousand different […]

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    Children bring joy to Scarborough nursing home

    Children bring joy to Scarborough nursing home

    Scarborough’s Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home and Wheatcroft Primary School have cemented a mutual friendship which is bringing benefits to both the home’s residents and the children. Throughout the school year, children from the school have been visiting the Filey Road nursing home to do things like arts and crafts and book reading with the residents […]

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

    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

    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

    £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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