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Project Sidewalk helps users map accessibility around Seattle and other cities

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 01:00
People can help map out accessibility in Seattle. University of Washington researchers have led the development of Project Sidewalk, an online crowdsourcing game that lets anyone with an internet connection use Google Street View to virtually explore neighborhoods and label curb ramps, missing or rough sidewalks, obstacles and more.

Brains of blind people adapt to sharpen sense of hearing

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 01:00
Research has shown that people who are born blind or become blind early in life often have a more nuanced sense of hearing, especially when it comes to musical abilities and tracking moving objects in space (imagine crossing a busy road using sound alone). For decades scientists have wondered what changes in the brain might underlie these enhanced auditory abilities.

Hill Care Group nominates Macmillan Cancer Support as chosen charity 2019/20

A CARE home group has kickstarted a year of fundraising for one of Britain’s largest cancer charities by collecting hundreds of pounds at their annual conference. The Hill Care Group, which operates care homes across the north of England, has nominated Macmillan Cancer Support as their chosen charity for 2019/20. After the announcement, the company […]

Defibrillator welcomed by Surbiton community

A lifesaving defibrillator has been fitted outside The Royal Star & Garter Home in Surbiton. The device, which delivers an electric current to restart the heart when someone is in cardiac arrest, has been placed in a prominent position by the main entrance of the care home, and is available for the community to use. […]

Care homes honoured for providing gold care for the long term

Fifty care homes from across England have been honoured for the proactive, personalised care they provide all their residents, joining a national momentum of good practice that’s seen 750 nursing and residential homes rise to the challenge of delivering quality end of life care, since 2004. All 50 of the homes received the Gold Standards […]

Chester residents welcome therapy dog

Residents at New Care’s Grosvenor Manor Care Centre on Heath Lane in Chester have welcomed into the care home a friendly furry friend in the form of Meg, the therapy dog. Proving a hit with all residents, Meg now visits the 81 bed care facility every two weeks with her owner Susan Caddell, who is […]

Certain strains of bacteria associated with diabetic wounds that do not heal

Care News - REHACARE press release - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 01:00
Whether a wound – such as a diabetic foot ulcer – heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that wound. A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found specific strains of the common pathogen Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) are associated with wounds that do not heal.

Kobe to host 2021 World Para Athletics Championships

Care News - REHACARE press release - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 01:00
Kobe, Japan, has been announced as the host of the 2021 World Para Athletics Championships, the first time the country has staged the competition. It will be the 10th edition of the World Championships with around 1,300 athletes from 100 countries set to compete at the Universiade Memorial Stadium.

Supported housing resident secures Teaching Assistant role at nursery

Thanks in part to the support of staff at Hightown Housing Association, a supported housing resident has secured a part time job at Heirs and Graces Day Nursery in Tring working as a Teaching Assistant. Mimi is a wheelchair user and lives at one of Hightown’s supported housing schemes in Tring for people with physical […]

Home care company supports National Trust on ageing

Home care company, Home Instead Senior Care, has always been active in sharing its expert knowledge with the wider business community. Since last year they have been supporting the National Trust in the North, specifically to help their managers gain a better understanding of dementia and the ageing process. Last month, Tim Howell, Home Instead’s […]

Head of Quality and Governance appointed by Runwood Homes

With 33 years’ credible experience within the health and social care sector, Clare Silvester has joined Runwood Homes at its Head Office in Hadleigh, Essex, to fill the recent Head of Quality and Governance vacancy. Beginning her career as a carer, Clare’s passion and drive for good quality care has seen a natural and significant […]

First Paralympic video game to be created

Care News - REHACARE press release - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 01:00
With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games opening in just over 500 days’ time, the IPC has announced the creation of its first official video game, with the aim of boosting the popularity of Paralympic sports.

Outstanding Worcestershire care home celebrates latest CQC result

A Worcestershire care home that supports almost 50 people with dementia or acquired brain injuries has been praised for delivering an “extremely well-led and caring service” in a recent report by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Hawthorns care home in Evesham has received a much sought-after ‘outstanding’ rating by the CQC, the […]

Little ball of fur makes a difference for Lizzie

A new four-legged friend is bringing joy to a young woman who is in the final stages of a degenerative brain condition. Lizzie Bennett’s face lights up every time playful pooch Daisy, a 10-month old Bichon Frise, scampers into her room and jumps onto her bed at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. Thirty-year-old […]

Family run care group set to create up to thirty jobs

A family run care operator has completed the acquisition of two nursing homes to boost its portfolio. Blackadder Corporation is set to invest more than £1 million in renovating the two properties, one in Northleach in the Cotswolds, and the other in Holmer near Hereford, potentially creating a total of 30 jobs. The company, formed […]

Optalis customers get squeaky clean to help those in need

Customers from a local day service rolled up their sleeves and dived into soap-suds to help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people in Maidenhead and across the world. Optalis’ customers from Oakbridge and Boyn Grove Day Services spent the day with the friendly team at CleanConscience, a charity that reduces the amount […]

Country Court Care acquire three more homes

Country Court Care Group have announced further expansion, with the acquisition of 3 nursing homes in South London. Carter House, Link House and Woodland House, which are all rated as ‘Good’ by CQC, have been purchased from Central & Cecil Housing Trust and will add a further 160 beds to the Group’s portfolio. Founded as […]

Derbyshire centenarian celebrates her 102nd birthday

A party was held at Longmoor Lodge Care Home, on Longmoor Lane, Sandiacre. She received cards, flowers and a homemade birthday cake as well as eight cupcakes decorated to spell her name. After the birthday bash, she said: “I feel good about reaching 102 years young.” Born in April 1917 in Long Eaton, Kathleen lived […]

Bonn to host 2019 World Para Dance Sport Championships

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 01:00
The 2019 World Para Dance Sport Championships are coming to the home of the Paralympic Movement in Bonn, Germany. From 29 November to 1 December, more than 210 athletes from 20 countries will light up the dance floor in the former German capital.

Animal-assisted therapy improves social behavior in patients with brain injuries

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 01:00
Animal-assisted therapy can foster social competence in patients with brain injuries and increase their emotional involvement during therapy. These were the findings of a clinical trial conducted by psychologists from the University of Basel and published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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