Families in Pinhoe joined the residents and staff at Green Tree Court Nursing & Residential Care Home for a day of fundraising at the care home’s Grand Community Garden Party on Saturday, 13th July – with legendary sports presenter, Steve Rider as special guest. The care home and Rider, a ...Read More »
Once again we here at The Carer are looking for an Unsung Hero! To say that the healthcare /social care system has been under scrutiny recently would be stating the obvious, often finding itself in the news for all the wrong reasons. This often results in the hard work and ...Read More »
Apetito, creator and supplier of meals for the health and social care sector, has been presented with its Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, by Mrs Sarah Troughton, The Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire. This award recognises apetito’s commitment to conducting business in a way that impacts positively on the environment, ...Read More »
Care home provider Four Seasons, the UK’s second largest care provider could be sold for as little as £400m, according to a report in the Financial Times (FT) According to the report Four Seasons has attracted a number of bids, and may be sold for an estimated figure of between ...Read More »
In a poster presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference earlier this week researchers provided an overview of the development of the drug, known as COR388, and how they are working to test its ability to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms. The researchers highlighted previous findings from a small, ...Read More »
Older people who have been the victims of crime are often let down by the police and wider criminal justice system which does not always understand their needs and experiences, according to a new report. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and Her Majesty’s Crown ...Read More »
Henley Manor, Hallmark Care Homes new 80 bed care facility in Henley on Thames has reached a major milestone in its construction. The residential, nursing and dementia home, which will be the care group’s 20th facility, had its last roof tile recently installed signalling that it is on schedule to ...Read More »
Residents at an Urmston care home are enjoying regular rides in specially adapted three-wheel bicycles thanks to a new partnership with not-for-profit social enterprise, Cycling Without Age Trafford (CWA). De Brook Lodge, which offers 24-hour residential and dementia care for 52 people, has teamed up with the volunteer-run organisation to ...Read More »
A live-in care provider in Swindon organised a day out on the beach for clients to enjoy the warm weather, followed by a traditional fish and chips meal by the sea front. The event, organised by Promedica24, involved a free taxi service from clients’ homes to Christchurch beach, where they ...Read More »
The Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood, Andrea Jenkyns, praised an ‘outstanding’ care home after she took part in its 20th birthday celebrations. Andrea Jenkyns MP said it was “fantastic to visit Dolphin Lane”, a care home that is rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the health ...Read More »
Alzheimer’s Society has warned that people with dementia are people “ignored and neglected” by the Government as a new poll shows the majority of MPs who overwhelmingly believe dementia services are underfunded, and that urgent social care investment is desperately needed. More than three quarters of MPs (77%) believe social ...Read More »
By Amanda Marques, Business Solutions Director, Cohesion It is estimated that 24% of all social care workers are aged over 551 and will retire gradually over the next ten years, creating around 320,000 job vacancies within the care industry. One way for care organisations to tackle this issue before it ...Read More »
Are you an EU citizen residing in the UK? If so, you’re probably more than a little concerned about how Brexit will affect you and your family in the coming weeks. With Brexit ever looming, the United Kingdom is bracing itself for a tumultuous year ahead. There is so much ...Read More »
Volunteer residents at a care home are taking part in a new University of Birmingham study aimed at assessing whether exercising while seated can improve the health and well-being of frail older adults. The study, called Keeping Active in Residential Elderly (KARE), is being conducted by the Physical Activity and ...Read More »
If you have suffered a fall in the past or have become a little unsteady it’s only natural to worry about what will happen if you fall and no one is around. Falls and fractures are a serious health issue and extremely costly, both to the NHS and more importantly ...Read More »
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