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Country Court Care home placed in ‘special measures’

Country Court Care home placed in ‘special measures’

Country Court Care’s Lostock Lodge in Northwich, Cheshire has been placed in special measures after being rated ‘inadequate’ by the CQC.

NHS care funding postcode lottery revealed

Dramatic variations in the number of people around the country receiving full continuing care funding have been revealed.

Regulator welcomes progress at Runwood Homes’ services

The care regulator in Northern Ireland has recognised improvements made at two Runwood Homes’ services which have been the subject of enforcement action.

Bournemouth care home installs dementia care innovation

Muscliff Care Home in Bournemouth has installed the Tovertafel (‘Magic Table’ in Dutch) in its care home following an overwhelming reaction from residents. This award-winning innovation comes from the Netherlands, which is renowned for its cutting-edge approach to dementia care.

Taking care to marathon lengths

Penni Brown, chief executive of not for profit Hica Group, has raised more than £3,000 for the SHINE fund, which benefits users of the care provider’s services.

Seniors celebrated ahead of National Care Home Open Day 2018

Wiring a plug, doing multiplications without a calculator and changing a tyre are amongst the things the over 55s are better at than 18-34 year olds, according to Bupa research.

Ombudsman warns councils over intermediate care responsibilities

Local authorities have been reminded of their responsibility not to charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care following an investigation into North Somerset Council.

QCS launches ‘Care Practice Essentials’ toolkit

As part of its ‘Building a Caring World’ philosophy, QCS has launched a free ‘Care Practice Essentials’ toolkit, specifically tailored for developing nations in the Commonwealth.

Runwood Homes fails in bid to halt home closure

Runwood Homes has failed in its bid to halt the closure of a home described by regulators as posing a “serious risk to life”.

‘Good’ CQC rating confirms care home turnaround

An Orchard Care service previously rated Requires Improvement has been given a Good rating across all assessment areas.