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Scarborough care home gets ‘Good’ across the board after CQC inspection

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Maple Court, Barrowcliff Road in Scarborough to be Good across the board following an inspection on April 8th 2019. Maple Court provides residential, residential dementia and nursing care for up to 64 older people over 65 years old. The report says that the […]

TV personality Richard Madeley backs home care company’s efforts to raise dementia awareness

TV personality Richard Madeley has backed a home care company’s efforts raising awareness of dementia. During Dementia Action Week 2019, Home Instead Senior Care celebrated a milestone of creating 22,000 Dementia Friends across the UK. The Dementia Friends initiative by Alzheimer’s Society aims to give people a better understanding of dementia and its Champions run […]

Nottingham City Hospital thanks carer for being a star!

A CARE home worker received a surprise note while accompanying a resident to an appointment at Nottingham City Hospital. Helen Squire, a care assistant at Longmoor Lodge Care Home, in Sandiacre, was chaperoning resident Frank Teate, who was at the hospital to see a cardiologist. While waiting with Frank, cardiology department manager Jackie Richardson approached […]

100th birthday celebrations for resident at Wellington nursing home

A 100th birthday party was held at a leading care provider’s nursing home in Wellington, Telford, on Tuesday for resident Marian and her family. Morris Care Centre hosted a special party for Marian Williams as she reached her 100th birthday. Fellow residents and members of staff joined Marian and her family as they raised a […]

Wearable motion detectors identify motor deficits in children

Care News - REHACARE press release - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:00
A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and parents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Penguins return to Oxfordshire to surprise care home residents

Residents at a care home in Oxfordshire received a visit from some exotic guests. Pringle and Groot were given a warm welcome when they visited Churchfields Care home in Cassington, from a private zoo. Studies have shown that caring for an animal has proven health benefits. With this in mind, residents were able to pick […]

Run, Walk or Push Against Dementia 2019

Run, Walk or Push Against Dementia 2019 was held at Knole Park in Sevenoaks on Sunday 12th May to raise money for local dementia services. The money raised will go to the Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community which run services in the area such as the ‘forget me not’ dementia cafes and ‘forget me notes’ […]

Steyning care home celebrates 10 years of delivering care

A Steyning care home is celebrating 10 years of delivering care for its residents. Croft Meadow care home marked the milestone with a celebratory cake, drinks and afternoon tea. Residents, staff and family members were entertained by local singer, Kate Bassett, who sang a mixture of old-time favorites and modern hits, while the grandson of […]

Abbeyfield House in Greenock wins TWO housing awards

Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity which provides support for older people, is celebrating its house in Esplanade, Greenock winning two prestigious National Housing for Older People Awards. Abbeyfield’s house in Esplanade has won GOLD in the awards for the first time. The house has also won a national UK wide award, they were up against housing […]

Edinburgh Intergenerational Choir a Singing Success

A GROUP of Edinburgh retirees are set to take to the stage at one of the city’s major venues with the help of their local primary school. Tenants from Bield’s Brookwell Court have joined forces with pupils from St David’s Primary School to perform a string of songs, including one penned by the choir themselves, […]

Leading care group awarded Platinum award from Investors in People

A leading care group has been awarded the prestigious Platinum award from Investors in People – the highest accolade that can be achieved through the scheme held by only two per cent of all organisations which have been assessed. Assessors highlighted the ‘high performing’ Springhill Care Group for how it has further strengthened its organisation […]

Advancing dementia and its effect on care home relationships

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 01:00
As dementia advances, in most cases it can change the behaviour displayed by those with the condition. Such changes in behaviour can bring strain to a wide-ranging network of relationships – from those between people with dementia and their professional carers or between those with dementia and their families – which in turn can affect the delivery of care.

Texture-modified foods for people with dysphagia

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 01:00
The UPV/EHU's LaTex has spent the last 10 years developing its research projects in the field of diet adaptation for the group of people who have dysphagia. The Food Hydrocolloids journal has just published a piece of research entitled 'Sensory perception and flow properties of dysphagia thickening formulas with different composition'.

Care home night time fundraiser pays off after Facebook post!

An Allithwaite care home’s Facebook post about how its night staff wear pyjamas for the benefit of residents with dementia went viral reaching 13 million people in just seven days. As part of a campaign during Dementia Action Week, The Old Vicarage care home posted photos of its night staff wearing pyjamas and dressing gowns […]

Hull war hero drops into Alderson House on D Day

  Hull war hero drops into Alderson House on D Day The residents at Alderson House care home on Linnaeus St in #Hull welcomed war veteran Chris Ashton who was injured whilst serving in Iraq in 2006. Chris was a radio operator with the Royal Logistics Corp attached to The Black Watch. Poignantly Chris talked […]

New Forest care home residents get out on their bikes!

Residents at seven care homes are quite literally getting on their bikes to enjoy the beauty of the New Forest. Colten Care has joined forces with PedALL which provides cycling sessions for people who face a barrier, such as lack of mobility, to accessing the New Forest off-road cycle network. Up to 200 residents at […]

brighterkind wins three UK Employee Experience Awards 2019

Care home provider brighterkind has scooped three awards at this year’s UK Employee Experience Awards, which recognise an organisation’s excellence in employee reward, retention and support measures to strengthen the company from within. brighterkind won Gold in ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Employee Engagement (Learning & Development)’, as well as Silver in ‘Business Transformation and […]

Canterbury care home residents go back to first moon landings for DAW2019

Marking Dementia Action Week, residents of Connors House Care Home in Canterbury were taken back to 1969 and the first landings on the moon, for a moon landing party.   It was one giant leap for residents of the Craddock Road care home, as they gathered alongside their guests in the home’s activity centre. Staff […]

Social care charity awarded grant to deliver innovative recycling project

National social care charity, Community Integrated Care, has received a grant to assist the people they support into paid employment, from the UK’s leading waste management company, Veolia. Community Integrated Care’s award-winning Vocational Support Service, based in Liverpool, has been presented a grant of £20,000 to provide life changing opportunities to the people they support. […]

Work is underway on development of a new £7.5m Ayrshire care home

Work is now underway on the development of a new £7.5m care home in Doonfoot, Ayrshire, marked by an official sod cutting ceremony on site. The 52-bed facility is being developed by Meallmore, one of Scotland’s leading providers of nursing care, and is its first care home in the region. Located on Dunure Road, the […]

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