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Care home tempts nurses with holiday in the sun

Care home tempts nurses with holiday in the sun

A Scarborough care home has seen a strong response to its recruitment campaign offering nurses a free holiday in the sun before they start work.

Start-up seeks to transform social care with technology

London-based health start-up OnCare is aiming to transform social care having raised £550,000 through a seed investment round.

Lancashire care homes get ‘5 Star’ rating

Eight Lancashire care homes have been awarded 5 stars in the latest round of independent assessments carried out by RDB, the leading independently accredited ‘quality’ assessment company.

REGULATION: Transparency key to informed care decisions, says CQC

Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says transparency is key to helping families make informed decisions about care for their loved ones.

EXCLUSIVE: Mapping your dementia care

We take a look at how Susan Goldsmith of The Care Home Coach has helped take Hallmark Care Homes’ together dementia strategy to the next level through the use of Dementia Care Mapping (DCM).

Communities celebrate Care Home Open Day

Community spirit was celebrated as care homes up and down the country opened their doors to the public over the weekend.
Dementia Perception

Dementia patients more likely to be given unnecessary prescriptions

People living with dementia are 17% more likely to be given unnecessary prescriptions, according to new research.

Encore launches Breath of Fresh Care initiative

Encore Care Homes has pledged to offer every resident the opportunity to spend one hour outdoors every week to boost their health and wellbeing.

Green-fingered care home resident wins award

Green-fingered resident Bob Maven of Chester Court Care Home in Bedlington, Northumberland, has won an award for his work on a community garden.

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.