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Football scores a health hattrick for women with prediabetes

Care News - REHACARE press release - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:00
A new study from the University of Southern Denmark shows that football is a surprisingly efficient type of physical training for female prediabetes patients, with impressive effects on cardiovascular health after 16 weeks of training for 55-70-year old women with no prior football experience.

Lostock Lodge Care Home staff put some Oomph! into wish making for resident

Dedicated staff at a local care home in Lostock Gralam have worked hard to overcome the odds and help a resident achieve her dream trip. Country Court Care, the company behind Lostock Lodge Care Home, partner with award-winning social enterprise Oomph! to deliver exercise classes and creative activities for residents, as well as engaging trips […]

Welsh Elvis was in the building to sing happy birthday

A care home resident who has a degenerative brain condition was All Shook Up when an Elvis impersonator who’s also a hospital chaplain popped in to sing Happy Birthday. Rocking reverend Wynne Roberts, known as the Welsh Elvis, was the star attraction at Ivan Chambers’ 50th birthday party at the Bryn Seiont Newydd care home […]

Work experience leads to firm friendships

A 15-year-old from Henbury who has Cerebral Palsy has struck up a number of unlikely friendships with elderly residents at a local care home, thanks to a work experience placement, supported by teachers at his school.   Local teenager Brendon Taylor, who goes to Henbury School, completed a week’s work experience at Springbank care home. […]

Dewsbury Memories work with Kirklees care home to combat loneliness in older people

York House care home in Dewsbury hosted a memory café along with Dewsbury Memories, a community organisation celebrating the sporting and social history of Dewsbury. The organisation is working to combat social isolation through memory clubs & heritage projects. Residents from York House and other visitors have attended several of the monthly events organised by […]

Easingwold’s popular ‘Boot Shop’ celebrates 25 years of community cohesion and support

A longstanding day support centre for adults and young people in Easingwold this month celebrated a quarter of a century of helping people develop new skills and live independently. The Boot Shop, run by national disability charity United Response since 1994, provides activities and opportunities to adults with learning and physical disabilities in a safe, […]

‘Where Best Next?’ NHS plan can only work if social care is supported

Plans to help people avoid lengthy stays in hospital are wonderful, but will only work if social care is supported too, providers warned today. The NHS is taking action to try to prevent people spending too long in hospital in its campaign ‘Where Best Next?’. The Independent Care Group (ICG) which represents providers who give […]

Hollywood glamour brought to Wokingham by Optalis

A local social care provider worked with its customers to hold a Summer Ball at Westmead Day Centre, treating its guests to a red-carpet reception with Hollywood glamour. Organised by Optalis, the event was attended by approximately 180 people, who were all dressed in formal evening attire. The Summer Ball gave customers a movie premier […]

Canterbury Care Home Residents Walk on Wild Side

Residents of Connors House Residential Care Home enjoyed a summer day out monkeying around, when they visited Wingham Wildlife Park this week. Accompanied by staff, residents of the Canterbury care home made the most of the long summer days and had a trunk full of fun visiting the animals at the nearby wildlife park. Enjoying […]

Aerobic exercise programs may improve endurance after stroke

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 01:00
Stroke survivors who completed group-based aerobic exercise programs similar in design and duration to cardiac rehabilitation programs significantly improved their aerobic endurance and walking ability, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Diabetes treatment targets have not improved in the US since 2005

Care News - REHACARE press release - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 01:00
More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes treatment is generally focused on controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol level, as well as promoting smoking cessation. A new study by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) suggests that the achievement of these targets has not improved for U.S. adults with diabetes since 2005.

Celebrities share private memories of loved ones affected by dementia

Six high-profile celebrities including Vicky McClure, Rhod Gilbert and Sir Tony Robinson are supporting Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walks in September and October to raise vital funds for dementia research and support. They are urging the public to unite against dementia by signing up and walking in celebration of a family member, friend, or colleague affected […]

Care Home Quality Manager raises funds for Macmillan Cancer

A CROSS border 100-mile bike ride was completed by a care home quality manager to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. 60-year-old Lynn Walter cycled from Carlisle, Cumbria, across the border to Scotland and finished at Cramond Beach, Edinburgh. She raised £550 for the Macmillan Cancer Support, the chosen charity of her employer, the Hill […]

Burnham-on-Sea care home unveils fantastic new beach-themed garden

The team at Priory Court Care & Nursing Home have been making the most of the summer sunshine and preparing their garden for the annual Country Court Care in Bloom gardening competition. For their garden project, the team at Priory Court have joined forces with local street artist Damian Nicholson, to transform a dull wall […]

High Wycombe primary school pupils raise hundreds for military care home’s minibus appeal

Pupils at a primary school have taken part in a sponsored run and raised nearly £700 for The Royal Star & Garter Homes. Year Three and Four children from High Wycombe CofE School ran laps around The Rye on June 27, with parents cheering and supporting them. Fifty pupils, aged between seven and nine, helped […]

Cheltenham nursing home shortlisted in four categories in Gloucestershire Care Providers Association Care Awards

Whittington House Nursing Home in Cheltenham are celebrating after being named as the shortlisted finalists of not one but four categories in this years’ . The Team and individual colleagues have been nominated, interviewed and now proudly shortlisted for the following awards; Emma Gore for Dementia Care, Whittington House for Hydration and Nutrition, Stephanie Day […]

Government leak says care providers will feel the pressure of rising costs within months following no-deal Brexit

According to a government leak, following a no-deal Brexit, UK care providers will begin to feel the pressure of rising costs within two months.   The leaked documents named Operation Yellowhammer; surmises that Britain faces shortages of fuel, food and medicine.   The documents marked ‘Officially sensitive’ and requiring security clearance point out that the […]

First guest visit new Safehaven animal pet therapy farm opened in July

We all appreciate the benefits that having a pet can bring to someone’s life. For elderly pet owners, who often live alone or in group facilities such as a care home, pets very often help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction and improve physical activity. So, when the team at The Boynes Care […]

98-Year-Old Veteran Wireless Operator Eric Takes Tour of Biggin Hill

Rogers House Residential Care Home resident, Eric Robinson, served nearly five years with the RAF during WW2, working as a wireless operator, so when he was offered the chance to visit Biggin Hill as a VIP, he jumped at the chance.   Accompanied by his daughter, Sue, son-in-law, Eric and home manager, Jackie, Eric made […]

A miniature stretchable pump for the next generation of soft robots

Care News - REHACARE press release - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 01:00
Soft robots have a distinct advantage over their rigid forebears: they can adapt to complex environments, handle fragile objects and interact safely with humans. Made from silicone, rubber or other stretchable polymers, they are ideal for use in rehabilitation exoskeletons and robotic clothing. Soft bio-inspired robots could one day be deployed to explore remote or dangerous environments.

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