Innovation articles

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.

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).

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.

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.

Care England Conference looks at technology in care

The Care England 2018 conference & exhibition, ‘Logging On’, which takes place at Church House, Westminster, on Wednesday, 14 November, will focus on the application of today’s technology and its potential to further enhance the quality of care.

Barchester celebrates third Outstanding CQC rating

Red Oaks care home has become the third Barchester Healthcare home to achieve Outstanding.

New manager helps turn around Orchard Care home

A new manager has been praised by the CQC for helping turn around a failing home.