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Care professional marks International Volunteer Day

Care professional marks International Volunteer Day

To mark the occasion of International Volunteer Day on 5th December, Nicole Standivan, Marketing Assistant at local care provider, Hartford Care decided to visit Boulters Lock residential care home in Maidenhead and find out, first-hand, what it’s like to be a volunteer for the day.   Nicole travelled down to Boulters Lock from Head Office […]

December 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Festive fun at Redworth House

Festive fun at Redworth House

Residents and members of staff at Redworth House in Shildon will be putting on their best Christmas fancy dress for the day as they play host to a festive Christmas Fayre.   Members of the community are invited to the home’s Christmas market, which will be made up of stalls with wooden Christmas presents, handbags, […]

December 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bikers Club spreads a little festive cheer at care home

Bikers Club spreads a little festive cheer at care home

More than 2o members of the Christchurch Cruisers Club  decorated their bikes with hundreds of fairy lights, dressed up in festive costumes and paid residents at Hartford Care’s The Laurels and Pine Lodge in Oakdale, Poole  a visit to get everyone in the festive spirit. Residents were delighted to receive such an unusual visit and […]

December 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Target REIT complete on £8million acquisition of Hastings care home

Target REIT complete on £8million acquisition of Hastings care home

On 4 September 2014, Target Healthcare REIT Limited, a specialist investor in UK care homes, announced it had exchanged contracts to acquire a new, purpose-built care home in Hastings, East Sussex. As the property has now reached practical completion and been registered with the Care Quality Commission, Target REIT has now confirmed that it has […]

December 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hartlepool care home hosts festive Christmas Bonanza

Hartlepool care home hosts festive Christmas Bonanza

Residents at a Hartlepool care home tuned in their singing voices and stepped into the festive spirit this week as they opened their doors for an unforgettable Christmas Bonanza event.  Queens Meadow Care Home welcomed the friends and family of residents and members of the local community to join them for an afternoon full of […]

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Care home residents see stars in latest NASA space mission

Care home residents see stars in latest NASA space mission

A NEW Forest care home is seeing stars thanks to the maiden flight of NASA’s Orion ‘Mars ship’. The names of residents at Colten Care’s Woodpeckers home were among more than a million on a microchip carried on the unmanned Orion space capsule. Shirley Smith, activities organiser at the Brockenhurst home, submitted the names online […]

December 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Watford Care Home Opens Pioneering Reminiscence Space

Watford Care Home Opens Pioneering Reminiscence Space

RMBI care home Prince Michael of Kent Court in Watford has opened a pioneering Dementia Café for the use of its residents who have a dementia, their family and friends. The space, the first of its kind within the nationwide RMBI network, is designed to the principles of reminiscence and will stimulate conversation and help […]

December 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Home Backs A Winner With Race Night

Care Home Backs A Winner With Race Night

Residents at a Bupa care home have emerged the winners after a race night raised more than £400 to fund transport for extra future day trips.   Staff at Bupa’s Highgate care home in Uddingston joined residents, friends and family for the event held in the town’s Thorniewood Social Club.   Staff sponsored six races […]

December 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cambian Group acquires Woodleigh Community Care

Cambian Group acquires Woodleigh Community Care

The Cambian Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist behavioural health services providers has announced the acquisition of Leeds based care provider Woodleigh Community Care, who provide care and support for up to 152 people with learning disabilities across the Yorkshire and Humber region.   Woodleigh Community Care provides specialist community ‘high severity’ […]

December 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
£7.5m care home in Exeter opened by Angela Rippon OBE

£7.5m care home in Exeter opened by Angela Rippon OBE

Broadcaster, journalist, presenter and Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, Angela Rippon OBE has officially opened Green Tree Court care home in Exeter. Developed, designed and built by leading care home developer, Castleoak, the home is owned and run by Lexicon Healthcare, which specialises in providing exceptional care home environments with the very best clinical care […]

December 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Exmouth specialist care provider to create community for people living with dementia

Exmouth specialist care provider to create community for people living with dementia

Eminence Care Ltd, owner of Rose Lodge Care home in Exmouth, has received a seven figure loan from its new banking partner, The Royal Bank of Scotland to extend their existing care home by creating a new community for people living with dementia. This will further their dementia care provision in East Devon, taking their […]

December 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Festive shopping made easy with a true ‘store-to-door’ experience at nursing home

Festive shopping made easy with a true ‘store-to-door’ experience at nursing home

Choosing and buying Christmas presents for family and friends can often be difficult for older people living in care homes, so local nursing home, Lewin House, partnered with Tesco Extra Broadfields supermarket to bring the Christmas shopping experience to residents. Lewin House, run by leading care provider and local charity, The Fremantle Trust, has seventy […]

December 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Queen Elizabeth Court Awarded with prestigious dementia care kitemark

Queen Elizabeth Court Awarded with prestigious dementia care kitemark

RMBI care home Queen Elizabeth Court in Llandudno has been recognised with a national award for its care of people living with dementia.   Queen Elizabeth Court becomes the only care home in North Wales to be awarded ‘Butterfly Service’ status, a nationally recognised kitemark awarded by Dementia Care Matters to identify care homes which […]

December 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
ExtraCare wins top award medals

ExtraCare wins top award medals

Five ExtraCare Charitable Trust Retirement Schemes and a Retirement Village have collected a record number of medals at the Elderly Accommodation Counsel’s (EAC) National Housing for Older People Awards. The six locations won either Gold or Silver Medals collecting the highest number of awards at the prestigious annual ceremony which was held at Doncaster Race […]

December 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home’s collaboration with school wins national award

Care home’s collaboration with school wins national award

A volunteer project where sixth formers make weekly visits to their local care home to play croquet with older people and people living with dementia, has won national acclaim at the Independent Schools Awards 2014. Oakham School picked up the award for Outstanding Community Initiative this November in recognition of their project at Tixover House […]

December 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home staff don costumes for Santa Stride

Care home staff don costumes for Santa Stride

STAFF at a North Dorset care home will be donning their Father Christmas outfits for the second Santa Stride this weekend.   Eight team members at Colten Care’s Newstone House in Sturminster Newton are taking part in the charity fun run on Sunday (7/12).   Organised by The Rotary Club of Sturminster Newton, more than […]

December 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sunrise Senior Living UK appoints first ever Head of Nutrition and Hydration

Sunrise Senior Living UK appoints first ever Head of Nutrition and Hydration

Sunrise Senior Living UK has today announced the appointment of its first ever Head of Nutrition and Hydration.   Sophie Murray, an award-winning nutritionist, recently joined the Sunrise team. Her appointment underlines Sunrise’s commitment to providing exceptional food and nutritional care.   A qualified nurse specialising in complex mental health conditions such as dementia, Sophie […]

December 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home resident shows she has Christmas down to a fine art!

Care home resident shows she has Christmas down to a fine art!

A beautiful design painted by a talented woman in Horsham, Patricia Lawton, 81, will appear on a Christmas card to be received by people throughout the UK, from Cornwall to the Scottish highlands. Patricia, who is a resident at Westlake House Care Home in Horsham, painted a beautiful and serene image of a polar bear […]

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Care home residents go back in time and reminisce about their past experiences

Care home residents go back in time and reminisce about their past experiences

A Middlesbrough care home has welcomed a national self-help organisation for a special history workshop aimed at leading residents in discussion. The Gables were joined by the expert history group from the University of The Third Age, who provided a stimulating session on Early Television, Post War Britain and the Cambridge spies: Burgess and Maclean. […]

December 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘Get Santa’ stars set to fly in to Hoar Cross to start festive celebrations

‘Get Santa’ stars set to fly in to Hoar Cross to start festive celebrations

Reindeers from the ‘Get Santa’ film will be part of two weeks of festive events due to be held at an East Staffordshire nursing home.   Hoar Cross, which celebrated its 25th birthday last year, is hoping the celebrity animals will draw in the crowds on 1st December as it looks to raise hundreds of […]

November 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Legal & General PAIF acquires three care homes for £25.5m

Legal & General PAIF acquires three care homes for £25.5m

Legal & General Property (LGP), on behalf of its Legal & General UK Property Fund, announces that it has successfully acquired a portfolio of three care homes from the Careplaces Fund, the specialist healthcare property fund managed by Bridges Ventures in partnership with care home developer Castleoak.   Located in Stratford-upon-Avon, Kidderminster and Stansted, the properties […]

November 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Meallmore wins two awards at Scottish Care

Meallmore wins two awards at Scottish Care

A long established family-owned care provider in Scotland has been recognised with two awards at a prestigious evening awards ceremony celebrating the brightest stars in the care profession. Meallmore Ltd was announced as winner in the ‘Nutrition and Eating Well’ award, while their Greenock Care Home, Kincaid House, took the title ‘Dementia Service Award’ from […]

November 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Why care homes need to be better equipped to care for deaf people

Why care homes need to be better equipped to care for deaf people

Delivering personalised care for all: Why care homes need to be better equipped to care for deaf people By Maggie Candy, Home Manager for Marlborough Court, part of Four Seasons   Losing hearing is a well-known part of the aging process, which residential care homes have long since been able to deal with effectively thanks […]

November 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Popular Shropshire care home resident passes away after reaching 100th birthday

Popular Shropshire care home resident passes away after reaching 100th birthday

A popular resident at a Shropshire care home has passed away just days after celebrating her 100th birthday.   Emily Morris had received a message from the Queen congratulating her on her landmark birthday and had been the guest of honour at a party laid on by staff at Myford House Nursing Home in Horsehay […]

November 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ending loneliness with a Gift for Granny 2014

Ending loneliness with a Gift for Granny 2014

The Little Group are again asking for companies and the public to get involved in supporting residents in their local care home by buying an extra Christmas gift and donating it to their Gift for Granny, Christmas gift appeal. The Gift for Granny appeal was first launched in 2013 and due to its enormous success, […]

November 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Diamonds are forever at Shropshire care home

Diamonds are forever at Shropshire care home

Love is in the air for a couple at a Shropshire care home after they celebrated 60 years together. Ronald (82) and Shirley Ditchfield (79), who are residents at Whitchurch-based Edgeley House care home, which is owned and operated by Akari Care, celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary at a party held at the home with […]

November 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care and support services receives the Shackletons touch!

Care and support services receives the Shackletons touch!

Anchor Lodge care home in Sunderland were looking to create a warm and welcoming domestic environment that would specifically avoid the stereotypical look of a healthcare environment.   Situated near the beach, on the scenic Roker seafront, Anchor Lodge has been designed to provide supported housing and respite care that will assist people with Alzheimer’s […]

November 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
CQC announces partnership to reach out to more lonely ‘cared for’ elderly

CQC announces partnership to reach out to more lonely ‘cared for’ elderly

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is tomorrow marking the launch of a new partnership with The Silver Line helpline to help reach out to even more elderly people who are cared for in their homes and in residential care. The partnership comes on the same day as The Silver Line celebrates its one-year anniversary as […]

November 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Heffle Court crowned ‘Best Dementia Care Home’

Heffle Court crowned ‘Best Dementia Care Home’

Staff and residents at Heffle Court care home are celebrating after scooping the coveted title of ‘Best Dementia Care Home’ at the National Dementia Awards.   The Heathfield home was presented with the prestigious award in recognition of the high quality care it provides for people living with dementia.   The Heffle Court team attended […]

November 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Memory and music creates a Choir to Remember

Memory and music creates a Choir to Remember

RMBI care home Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court in Essex has formed a choir, consisting of 30 members including residents, staff, volunteers and visitors. Named ‘A Choir to Remember’, the group meets every Wednesday morning to rehearse and perform regularly at a variety of venues, including the local church and other RMBI care homes. […]

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