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Stirling care home receives five star review after unannounced inspection

Stirling care home receives five star review after unannounced inspection

A Care Home has continued its reputation for unrivalled excellence, receiving a five-star rating for its services after an unannounced inspection. Blackwood’s Broom Court Care Home, in Stirling, was commended by the Care Inspectorate for its stellar care and support provided to residents. Findings from the report showed the home had achieved top grades for […]

November 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate criticised care home does ‘remarkable’ turnaround

Care Inspectorate criticised care home does ‘remarkable’ turnaround

Daughter Praises ‘Remarkable’ Turnaround at Care Home A nurse who worked with dementia patients has praised the work of staff and managers who have turned around a care home that was criticised by watchdogs.   Dorothy McPartlin, whose 93-year-old mother is a resident in the Pentland Hill Care Home in Edinburgh, says she is relieved […]

April 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ayrshire housing support service endorsed by Scotland’s care watchdog

Ayrshire housing support service endorsed by Scotland’s care watchdog

An Ayrshire housing support service has received a ringing endorsement from Scotland’s care watchdog  following a recent inspection.   Blackwood’s St Leonard’s Court, in Ayr, achieved top marks in its Care Inspectorate report for both quality of care and support and quality, which were awarded grades of five – meaning they are rated as “very […]

April 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dumfries care home commended for quality of care

Dumfries care home commended for quality of care

Cargenholm House Care Centre, which is based in Dumfries and is part of care home operator Canterbury Care, has been commended for the quality of its care by The Care Inspectorate.   The Care Inspectorate regulates all care providers in Scotland to ensure they are meeting essential standards of quality and safety. On inspection, Cargenholm […]

October 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Integrating social & health care in Scotland means inspections will need to change

Integrating social & health care in Scotland means inspections will need to change

Integrating social and health care for people in Scotland means inspection bodies will need to change the way they inspect care services, the care watchdog said today. As well as continuing robust and unannounced inspections of individual care services, the Care Inspectorate will in future look at how well they work together to improve the […]

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Scotland’s leading care provider embarks on an ambitious 5 year strategy

Scotland’s leading care provider embarks on an ambitious 5 year strategy

Bield, one of Scotland’s leading providers of care, has celebrated the achievements of the last year and showcased a bold and ambitious five year Business Strategy at its AGM this week. Highlighting the major challenges of looking after the increasing demands of the nation’s ageing population, Brian Logan, Chief Executive, says the charity is taking […]

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate supporting National Care Home Open Day

Care Inspectorate supporting National Care Home Open Day

The Care Inspectorate will tomorrow lend its support to National Care Home Open Day, as the Chair and Chief Executive visit a care home for older people in East Lothian. Almost 2500 care homes across the UK are expected to open their doors to their local community this Friday, in an initiative which has won […]

June 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate restructures to enable care services to improve

Care Inspectorate restructures to enable care services to improve

Scotland’s care regulator is to underpin its commitment to ensure every person using a care service in Scotland receives good quality care by implementing important changes to its operations.   Inspectors no longer focus on a geographic area but instead will work in specialist national teams, allowing them to focus on inspecting services in which […]

June 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Domiciliary care provider launches franchise drive

Domiciliary care provider launches franchise drive

Bright Care, one of the most innovative new entrants into the domiciliary care sector in Scotland, is launching a franchise drive with the eventual aim of becoming one of the biggest enterprises of its kind in the UK.   Edinburgh-based Bright Care, run by young entrepreneur Tim Cocking, has already clocked up £1m turnover since […]

April 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate announces new chair

Care Inspectorate announces new chair

The Care Inspectorate today welcomed the announcement of its new chair.   Paul Edie has been appointed by Scottish Ministers to chair the board of the Care Inspectorate, the body charged with regulating and inspecting care services and social work across Scotland.   Mr Edie will also sit on the boards of the Scottish Social […]

April 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Scotland’s care regulator New Elderly Care initiative

Scotland’s care regulator New Elderly Care initiative

Scotland’s care regulator today launched a new initiative to enhance the quality of life of older people  receiving care services. The Care Inspectorate has worked with a team of experts to develop the ‘Make Every Moment Count’ resource, which contains easy to read and simple guidance for everyone supporting older people in a care home […]

February 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate create three key care management roles

Care Inspectorate create three key care management roles

Scotland’s care regulator is to create three key management positions as part of its continued drive to provide creative and innovative scrutiny of care of children, young people and adults. The Care Inspectorate is to appoint three senior officers who will play a major role in the future operation of the organisation, whilst having the […]

December 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate give Nightingale House care home a Very Good rating

Care Inspectorate give Nightingale House care home a Very Good rating

A Paisley care home, Nightingale House has achieved and retained its Grade 5, or ‘Very Good’ rating in a report by the Care Inspectorate. Sterling Care Homes Ltd, which owns Nightingale House, was acquired by Arti Poddar in 2008. The company employs 50 staff at Nightingale House and provides care services for older people with […]

October 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Residents and Relatives Praise Cumbrae House Care Home

Residents and Relatives Praise Cumbrae House Care Home

  Cumbrae House in Glasgow part of Lambhill Court Limited has been awarded a grade 4 rating in its latest inspection by the Care Inspectorate, the independent scrutiny and improvement body for care and children’s services. Cumbrae House is a unique development at St. Georges Cross located where the city centre meets the West End. […]

September 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Local MSP Requests Special Visit to Outstanding Care Home

Local MSP Requests Special Visit to Outstanding Care Home

A CONSISTENTLY outstanding care service has sparked a clamour for entry – from the local MSP. Glasgow MSP Humza Yousaf was so impressed by the latest inspection results at Carntyne Care Home he wrote to staff and residents requesting a special visit. Now the delighted workers and residents will play host to Mr Yousaf this […]

July 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Timely dementia diagnosis is a basic human right

Timely dementia diagnosis is a basic human right

Alzheimer Scotland welcomes the focus of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia’s report in improving the rates of diagnosis.  Receiving a timely diagnosis is a fundamental human right for every person with dementia and is essential in ensuring they have access to the range of supports and treatment which help them to continue living […]

July 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Learning IT, Nithsdale Lodge Care Home residents enjoy new skills.

Learning IT, Nithsdale Lodge Care Home residents enjoy new skills.

Peter Donnelly and John O’Neill, residents at Nithsdale Lodge Care Home, part of Lotus Senior Living in Pollokshields are delighted to be starting open learning modules in IT with Langside College, Glasgow.   Nithsdale Lodge in Glasgow’s Pollokshields is a 35 bedded care home offering all rooms with en-suite facilities. Since moving into Nithsdale Lodge, […]

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Nicola Sturgeon to launch Second Year report on Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy at Alzheimer Scotland’s national conference

Nicola Sturgeon to launch Second Year report on Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy at Alzheimer Scotland’s national conference

  Today, at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will officially launch the Second Year report on the progress of Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy at Alzheimer Scotland’s national conference: ‘Creativity and dementia – policy and practice’. She will deliver the keynote address at 11.35am.  The conference will focus on a number […]

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Potential to diagnose dementia early has been ignored

Potential to diagnose dementia early has been ignored

Today, NICE has backed measures to improve support of dementia carers by approving targets on registering and assessing dementia carers in the NHS Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). This set of three targets will be piloted and could enter the QOF from 2014/15: The percentage of patients with dementia with the contact details of a […]

June 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Badging Staff Meets Care Quality Commission Outcome

Badging Staff Meets Care Quality Commission Outcome

Since 2010 healthcare practices regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) must meet service delivery criteria including the clear identification of individual staff members. The guidance publication entitled Essential standards of quality and safety specifies that, for providers to achieve the required standard of care and welfare of people who use their healthcare services, their […]

May 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Selling Close Care Property

Selling Close Care Property

The biggest problem facing owners of close care properties is the misunderstanding, or just ignorance, of the general public as to what exactly Close Care is all about. Homes With Care define it as Assisted Living units that can be rented or bought by people needing more help than can easily be achieved in standard […]

May 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Rustington nursing home starts two-year quest for end of life excellence

Rustington nursing home starts two-year quest for end of life excellence

The team at Care UK’s Darlington Court nursing home is this week starting a nationally accredited programme of training and evaluation to gain the country’s highest recognition of end of life care.   The Gold Standard Framework Care Home Accreditation (GSFCH), approved by the NHS, Department of Health,  Age UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, is […]

May 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cumbrae House Care Home Welcomes their New Home Manager Lorna Flanagan

Cumbrae House Care Home Welcomes their New Home Manager Lorna Flanagan

Care home owners Mr & Mrs Poddar are delighted to announce the appointment of Lorna Flanagan as Home Manager at Cumbrae House in Glasgow part of Lambhill Court Limited. Cumbrae House is a unique development at St. Georges Cross located where the city centre meets the West End. Lorna, 57 who lives in Crookston in […]

May 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Preventing Infection in Care-A top priority for Scottish care provider

Preventing Infection in Care-A top priority for Scottish care provider

Govan based Florence House part of the Lambhill Court Ltd family of care homes has been involved in a national evaluation of a new education initiative to support infection prevention and control in Care Homes and the home environment across Scotland.  The education programme was developed by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in partnership with […]

April 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
CQC Inspector arrested on suspicion of money laundering & bribery

CQC Inspector arrested on suspicion of money laundering & bribery

The City of London Police today arrested an ex-employee of the Care Quality Commission, as part of an ongoing investigation concerning allegations that proprietors of care homes were being pressurised into paying fees for favourable inspection reports.   In an early morning operation, a 43 year-old woman was arrested by detectives at her home in […]

April 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Care Inspectorate Staff Celebrate RoCA Success

Care Inspectorate Staff Celebrate RoCA Success

Care inspectors need to be praised for the important role they play in ensuring that our most vulnerable citizens receive quality care and support, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy was speaking as she congratulated 40 Care Inspectorate staff who have completed an academic qualification […]

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