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Walk and grip in middle age may predict dementia and stroke risk

Walk and grip in middle age may predict dementia and stroke risk

Research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting has today (Wednesday, 15 February) found simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength may indicate likelihood of developing dementia or stroke.   The study involved monitoring over 2,400 participants with an average age of 62 over an 11 year […]

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Disrupted Sleep Could Increase Chances Of Developing Alzheimer’s

Disrupted Sleep Could Increase Chances Of Developing Alzheimer’s

People who wake up regularly during the night are more likely to develop amyloid plaques, proteins associated with Alzheimer’s, according to new research. Scientists from Washington, US, presented their findings at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting today (14 February). The researchers analysed sleep patterns of 100 people without dementia aged between 45 and […]

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Irene Returns to ‘Retirement Village’ Role After 15 Years

Irene Returns to ‘Retirement Village’ Role After 15 Years

AFTER 15 years Irene Parker has come full circle – returning to the job she loved at Avonpark Village in Limpley Stoke, near Bath. Irene, appointed General Manager at the retirement village, said: “I’ve had a fabulous welcome and while the buildings haven’t changed considerably, the concept has.” Irene oversaw work to the final extension […]

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Elderly Residents Send Aid To Mozambique

Elderly Residents Send Aid To Mozambique

A donation of £200 from the residents of Talbot View care home in Bournemouth has built a new hut for a disabled elderly lady in the village of Innhassune, Mozambique. Home manager Nick Holman said: “Our residents are safe, warm, and well fed and were only too pleased to send this money from their amenities […]

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Alloa Care Home Welcomes First Resident

Alloa Care Home Welcomes First Resident

A new multi-million pound luxury care home in Alloa has welcomed its first resident. Ruby Shepherd, aged 90, was given a warm welcome to Parklands, the state-of-the-art, purpose-built care home in Alloa Park Drive which represents a £4.7million investment by Meallmore, one of Scotland’s leading providers of nursing and residential care. Mrs Shepherd, who has […]

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Oadby Care Home Worker Sentenced For Abusing Elderly

Oadby Care Home Worker Sentenced For Abusing Elderly

The conviction of a care home worker should act as a deterrent to others tempted to mistreat vulnerable people, Leicestershire Police have said. Malcolm Cramp, who worked at the Brockshill Woodlands Care Centre in Oadby, Leicestershire, was sentenced to 12 months at Leicester Crown Court on Friday (February 10). He was convicted of seven counts […]

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Replacement Care Home Set To Open In Arbroath

Replacement Care Home Set To Open In Arbroath

The first phase of a new flagship care home that will create around 50 jobs for Arbroath is set to be completed this month (February). Leading care provider Balhousie Care Group is replacing the existing Balhousie Monkbarns Care Home on Monkbarns Drive with a new home. Almost £5million has been investedin the new building, which […]

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A Note About The Weather From Age UK

A Note About The Weather From Age UK

      “Over a third of over 65s fall each year and snow and ice pose real dangers for older people. Older people worried about falling should ask a friend, family member or neighbour to help out with shopping. For those who decide not to go out, it is important to keep active at […]

February 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Methven Care Home Completes Refurbishment

Methven Care Home Completes Refurbishment

      The Balhousie Methven Care Home has recently reopened its doors after undergoing £200,000 refurbishment work. The home, which is situated in the Perthshire village of Methven, can provide care for up to 14 residents. Balhousie Care Group managing director, Graham Ogilvie, said: “We are always looking at ways to ensure our residents […]

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Flower Power at Jewish Care

Flower Power at Jewish Care

Jewish Care celebrated Tu B’Shvat with a floristry workshop at the charity’s Michael Sobell Centre in Golders Green on Wednesday 8th February. The green-fingered enthusiasts created mixed-media arrangements consisting of seasonal fruits, berries and white ‘Avalanche’ roses. Tu B’Shvat is a festive day in the calendar of the Jewish People. It is called the New […]

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Apprentices Learn The Ropes With Barchester

Apprentices Learn The Ropes With Barchester

      Barchester care homes around the UK are hosting events to celebrate the talents and skills of their valued apprentices and engage with the local workforce for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week.       Barchester has run a successful and expanding apprenticeship programme for eight years and now has 1,000 participating apprentices. […]

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Barchester Healthcare Announce New Chairman

Barchester Healthcare Announce New Chairman

        Baroness Margaret Ford is appointed Chairman of the leading quality care provider Barchester Healthcare, which has more than 220 homes across the UK with a growing portfolio. Currently Chairman of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, Chairman of May Gurney Plc, and Hon President of Epilepsy Action, Baroness Ford was delighted to […]

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Yorkshire Bank Funded Care Home To Create New Jobs

Yorkshire Bank Funded Care Home To Create New Jobs

      A £1.5 million project to convert a 19th century building into a high-end residential care home is set to create up to 35 full and part-time jobs in the West Midlands. Rectory Care Limited is renovating the former St Cuthbert’s rectory in Donnington, Albrighton, into a 31-bedroom care home, backed by funding […]

February 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Person Centred Care Not Being Delivered

Person Centred Care Not Being Delivered

        People often not at the centre of their own care, says CQC as it publishes reports from its review of services for people with learning disabilities. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a further 20 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that […]

February 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Four Seasons Loans Restructure Goes Ahead

Four Seasons Loans Restructure Goes Ahead

      Four Seasons, now the UK’s largest independent care home operator are negotiating the restructure of their £780m debt and are hoping to raise £230m via their shareholders. Four Seasons Healthcare took 140 homes from ashes of Southern Cross to make them the largest provider of elderly care in the UK. The debt, […]

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Health Select Committee Report-Alzheimers Society Comment

Health Select Committee Report-Alzheimers Society Comment

    A new report published today (Wednesday, 8 February 2012) by the Health Select Committee is calling for greater integration of the existing fragmented health and social care services. The report, which follows the Committee’s enquiry into Social Care, also identifies the need to face the issue of the funding gap between the number […]

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Award Winning Care At Barchester

Award Winning Care At Barchester

    Founded in 1992 by Mike Parsons, Barchester Healthcare took only two years to win the Care Home Design Award, hailing the beginning of Barchester becomming one of the UK’s largest quality care providers. Constantly improving and updating their existing facilities is extremely important to Barchester and with fourteen new state of the art […]

February 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dignity Action Day Enjoyed In Poole

Dignity Action Day Enjoyed In Poole

      Staff and residents at Care UK’s award-winning Mitchell House nursing home have been raising awareness of dignity and enjoying some of their favourite pastimes with friends in the community to celebrate national Dignity Action Day. National Dignity Action Day, held on Wednesday 1st February, aims to ensure people in care are treated […]

February 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Care Show Bournemouth To Deliver Most Comprehensive Education Content To Date

Care Show Bournemouth To Deliver Most Comprehensive Education Content To Date

      With speakers confirmed from many of the leading voices in the industry, Care Show Bournemouth (www.careshow.co.uk/bournemouth) has announced a stellar line up for its 2012 seminar programme. Taking place on 27th – 28th March 2012 at Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), this leading trade exhibition will provide two full days of free education […]

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Managing The Financial Affairs Of Vulnerable Adults-Your Turn To Take Part Or Learn

Managing The Financial Affairs Of Vulnerable Adults-Your Turn To Take Part Or Learn

        Professional Deputies are presenting a WebiShare (in collaboration with Zeida Lane) on February 20th at 14:00, around the subject of ‘Managing the financial affairs of vulnerable adults’. WebiShare is an East Sussex County Council Commissioning Grant funded project which is part of Zeida Lane’s larger Person Centred Approaches Project. WebiShare is […]

February 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
TECHNOGYM Works With Care Homes To Improve The Health & Wellbeing Of Residents

TECHNOGYM Works With Care Homes To Improve The Health & Wellbeing Of Residents

TECHNOGYM works with Care Homes to improve the health and wellbeing of residents CASE STUDY: J’s story For over 25 years, Technogym, a global leader in Wellness equipment and services, has been spreading its Wellness lifestyle philosophy, a way of life based on regular physical activity, a positive approach to life and healthy eating habits. […]

February 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
The NACC Ensure Dignity Through Mealtimes

The NACC Ensure Dignity Through Mealtimes

    AFTER A FULL DAY OF ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT OF DIGNITY IN CARE DAY THE NACC ANNOUNCE A NEW PUBLICATION THAT WILL ENSURE DIGNITY THROUGH MEALTIMES Dignity Action Day spotlights the importance of continually upholding the dignity of people receiving care.   The new publication from the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) – How […]

February 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Hallmark Could Affect Brain Function Of Healthy Adults

Alzheimer’s Hallmark Could Affect Brain Function Of Healthy Adults

    High levels of the protein amyloid beta in the brain – a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease – could also be associated with the memory and mental function of healthy adults according to a study published in Neurology today (Wednesday 1 February 2012). Scientists from the University of Texas took brain scans of 137 […]

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Royal College Of Psychiatrists Clarifies Its Position

Royal College Of Psychiatrists Clarifies Its Position

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has clarified its position on the Health and Social Care Bill in a new statement published today. The College believes the Bill is fundamentally flawed and will not improve the health and care of people with mental illness. The College is therefore not able to support the Bill as it […]

February 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Well-Scrubbed Grub Award For South Shields

Well-Scrubbed Grub Award For South Shields

  A South Shields residential care home has won an award from South Tyneside Council for its excellent standards in food hygiene. Care UK’s Cheviot Court, in Horsley Hill Square, is home to 73 older people with a range of needs, including dementia, and on Monday (30th January 2012) manager Louise Damms was presented with […]

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A Vocation for Care

A Vocation for Care

    ‘Putting people first and ensuring they have a good quality of life’ is the key to a successful career in the care sector, says Mark Birchenough, the new manager of The Oakes in Huddersfield. Celebrating 24 years in the care sector, much of which has been with Meridian Healthcare, Mark will start his […]

February 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Lord-Lieutenant Presides Over Official Opening

Lord-Lieutenant Presides Over Official Opening

Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Mr Warren J Smith presided over official opening of The Millbrook care centre in the conservation area of Millbrook in Tameside. Meridian Healthcare’s new £3.8m care centre in Millbrook, Stalybridge is now open. Official guests of honour at the event were HM Lord-Lieutenant Mr Warren Smith and Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Susan […]

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Bournemouth Welcomes The Care Show

Bournemouth Welcomes The Care Show

Care Show Bournemouth returns to the BIC on the 27th and 28th of March for two days of industry networking, education and product showcases. This industry leading trade exhibition promises to be the most comprehensive Care Show to date, attracting exhibitors and visitors from across the South of the UK. Providing business solutions for owners […]

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Dignity Action Day!

Dignity Action Day!

      Good morning! It’s Dignity Action Day Firstly thank you to all those organisations that have let me know about their events. Do you have anything planned? Let me know jackiebrook@careindustrynews.co.uk And have a great day.

February 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Planning Granted for Windsor Care Village

Planning Granted for Windsor Care Village

      Planning approval has been awarded for the construction of new retirement homes in Windsor town centre. Niche care village specialist Retirement and Care Village Partners (RCVP) will develop a major care community for 150 new homes for senior citizens in the Royal Borough. Situated on one of the town’s most prominent sites […]

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