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Study shows shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Care News - REHACARE press release - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:00
Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes).Tall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41 percent decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33 percent decreased risk in women.

Residents show you’re never too old for the pub

Kindness is still going strong in Tonbridge, with a mystery local from the Cardinal’s Error Pub donating lunch to the residents at Barnes Lodge care home in Tudeley Lane.   Residents of Barnes Lodge went round the corner to their local pub, the Cardinal’s Error, where they enjoyed a buffet of sandwiches and scones, washed […]

Shropshire’s largest care home has been praised by CQC

Shropshire’s largest care home has been praised as being “safe, caring, and responsive to people’s needs” with staff described as “brilliant” in a new independent report. Montgomery House, on Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, was rated as “Good” by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection visit. This latest ranking puts the home alongside the other 13 […]

Head of Recruitment appointed by Heathcotes Group

Chesterfield-based care provider, Heathcotes Group, has appointed Colin Ramwell as Head of Recruitment to support its specialist residential services nationwide. Colin brings many years’ experience of delivering innovative talent acquisition strategies within the health and social care sector. Prior to joining Heathcotes, he was Group Recruitment Manager at Turning Point, a social enterprise providing health […]

Care home residents are not receiving adequate dental health support

A recent news story has revealed that a concerning number of individuals in care homes are not receiving adequate dental health support. Inspectors visiting over 100 care homes in England found that residents did not have enough access to dental services and that staff were not giving residents the necessary support. At the British Society […]

Care provider backs new junior football team in Wakefield

Ossett-based Thornes Juniors Football Club has set up a new Under 6s team for the upcoming season with help from care provider, Heathcotes Group. Coach Liam Wilson is a care support worker and team leader at Alverthorpe House, one of six residential care services in Wakefield which Heathcotes provides to support adults with learning disabilities […]

L’Hermitage and Beaumont Villa creating a Dementia friendly community

Charitable organisations, relatives, students and members of the community have praised L’Hermitage and Beaumont Villa in Jersey for sharing knowledge of dementia with the community through two special events held at the care home recently, with more regular drop in café sessions to follow. The two dementia awareness events took place at the home, one […]

New app offers faster and easier assessment for multiple sclerosis

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 01:00
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have developed and validated a tablet-based app that offers a faster, easier and more accurate way for health care providers who don't have specialized training to assess the cognitive function of people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Autism study stresses importance of communicating with all infants

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 01:00
A new language-skills study that included infants later diagnosed with autism suggests that all children can benefit from exposure to more speech from their caregivers. Dr. Meghan Swanson, assistant professor at The University of Texas at Dallas, is the corresponding author of the study, published online June 28 in Autism Research.

Positive Health Outcomes, for Life- through a toilet

Changing a client’s WC can contribute towards providing a positive health outcome for a raft of health problems. According to Closomat, PROMs where a conventional WC has been switched for one of its wash dry/ shower toilets consistently reflect enhanced QOL and HRQOL in mental and physical health. “As we move towards integrated care, a […]

Yorkshire care homes take residents back to the roaring forties

Residents from not one, but four Yorkshire care homes took a step back in time to the summer of 1940 for one day only this August, at Ideal Carehomes’ ‘roaring forties’ dance party. The event at Lockwood Park’s Waterloo Suite brought together residents from four Ideal Carehomes – Lydgate Lodge in Batley, Dewsbury’s Ashworth Grange, […]

From flamenco to fiesta East Kilbride residents are experiencing Lingo Flamingo

From flamenco to fiesta, residents at Kingsgate Care Home have been putting their Spanish to the test with lessons from Lingo Flamingo. Throughout the six-week programme, residents at the East Kilbride care home have been learning the language, as well as taking time to enjoy the delicious cuisine and reminiscing about family holidays. Lingo Flamingo […]

Vicky McClure sings praises of Our Dementia Choir at Alzheimer’s Society Nottingham Memory Walk

Vicky McClure sang the praises of her musical “stars” as the group united against dementia at the Alzheimer’s Society Nottingham Memory Walk last Saturday. Vicky, an Alzheimer’s Society ambassador, and six members of the choir who melted the nation’s hearts in the acclaimed BBC documentary Our Dementia Choir, sang Stand by Me (Ben E. King) together with a […]

Carer tells Deputy Minister how she landed “dream job”

A young woman has spoken movingly about how landing her “dream job” at a care home has been a life-changing experience. Paige Taylor, 22, told her story to Julie Morgan AM, the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, when she visited the Pendine Park Care Organisation in Wrexham. According to Paige, her […]

A ‘Walk Down Memory Lane’ brings back happy times

Memories came flooding back to everyone at a special event organised by a Norfolk care company last month.   The Walk Down Memory Lane saw older visitors share stories from their past with friends, family and staff at Extra Hands Home Care at the company’s Horsham St Faith offices near Norwich.   A special reminiscent […]

Bingo Calling Student Lends a Hand with Retirees

A 21-year-old from Bannockburn has ditched the student stereotype and spent his summer break befriending older people in Stirling.   Sam Conway began volunteering at Bield’s Strathallan Court in May, delighting tenants and staff with his natural talent as the development’s newest resident bingo caller.   Eager to gain real world experience after graduating with […]

Poole care home residents keep dancing at vintage tea dance

Residents and visitors at a Poole care home enjoyed dancing and companionship with a free ‘open house’ vintage tea dance.   The get-together at Colten Care’s newly opened Bourne View in Langside Avenue followed an initial ‘summer social’ held at nearby St Mark’s Church.   The Bourne View dance was promoted in local community centres, […]

Camelot Care shortlisted for Somerset Outstanding Care Awards

The people who work at Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington say they are “doubly happy” to have secured two places in the finals of the Somerset Outstanding Care Awards.    Sam Paddon, manager of the specialist dementia care home, has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Care Home Manager of the Year,’ and the service she manages, Camelot House and Lodge, […]

Electronic glove offers 'humanlike' features for prosthetic hand users

Care News - REHACARE press release - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 01:00
People with hand amputations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and services. An electronic glove, or e-glove, developed by Purdue University researchers can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception, such as the ability to sense pressure, temperature and hydration.

Study links hearing aids to lower risk of dementia, depression and falls

Care News - REHACARE press release - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 01:00
Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression or anxiety for the first time over the next three years, and a lower risk of suffering fall-related injuries, than those who leave their hearing loss uncorrected, a new study finds.

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