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Campaigner calls for new start on social care after Easter

A campaigner is calling on the Government to use the new post-Easter parliamentary session as an opportunity to tackle the crisis in the care of older and vulnerable adults. And Mike Padgham is urging the public to put pressure on their MPs during the Easter break to address social care ...

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Care Home Group Celebrates Positive CQC Ratings In Its 12 Suffolk Homes

Healthcare Homes Group, the residential and domiciliary care group, is celebrating after all 12 of its Suffolk-based homes have received positive ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ ratings from the industry regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Group, which operates a total of 37 residential, nursing and dementia-specialist homes across the south ...

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Care Home Residents and Nursery Children Hunt Down Easter Fun

Residents of a Chichester care home enjoyed Easter bonnets, an egg hunt and chocolate galore during a visit from local nursery children. Colten Care’s Wellington Grange in Broyle Road hosted little ones from The Co-operative Childcare nursery. Companionship Team Leader at the home Kay Vevers, said: “The residents and children ...

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Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise For Treating Parkinson’s And Dementia

A prescription drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge A common feature of these diseases – collectively known as neurodegenerative diseases – is the build-up ...

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New £25m Veterans’ High Wycombe Care Home Welcomes First Resident

The Royal Star & Garter Home in High Wycombe has welcomed its first resident. David French was greeted by Home Manager Chelle Daly as he entered the £25 million care home on Tuesday, 16 April. The state-of-the-art building has 74 bedrooms, and also features a café-bar area, activities room, in-house ...

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Lack Of Care Services Cited For Hospital Discharge Delays

The terminal illness charity Marie Curie has released a report that shows discharge delays resulted in patients spending thousands of extra days in hospital beds every month after being declared ready to leave, with some dying while waiting to be discharged. The report revealed: 204 patients with a range of conditions ...

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Colten Care Opens 21st Care Home With ‘Beacon Of Excellence’ Pledge

Independent care home provider Colten Care is celebrating the official opening of its 21st home, tipped to be a vital community facility for Poole, Bournemouth and the wider region. Residents, staff and guests, including community healthcare partners, applauded as Bourne View was pronounced open with the ceremonial unveiling of a ...

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Fundraising Care Home Residents Are The Cat’s Whiskers

Isolated elderly people and abandoned cats and kittens will all benefit thanks to care home residents’ love of a ‘good old get together’. Residents at Colten Care’s Kingfishers in New Milton raised £1,331.10 through a year of events including barbeques, a gala party, a Christmas market and assorted raffles and ...

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Will Exercising While Seated Improve the Health of Frail Older Adults?

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 ...

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Fall Prevention – Tips to Prevent Falls

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 ...

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Leading the Charge for Positivity in Insurance

Insurance, overall, has a poor reputation. Whether people perceive that they pay large premiums and get nothing back from them, or that greedy insurers do their best to avoid claims or minimise payments wherever possible. I would suggest that this reputation is well deserved when it comes to insurance providers ...

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Engagement in Care!

The Care organisations have been under great pressure in recent years, from facing the uncertainty that goes with Brexit to a variety of NHS cuts, hoping to weather the storm awaiting better times. A key issue has always been recruitment and retention of staff. With cashflow being squeezed to the ...

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