Care Home News Round-up – July 2018

Every month, StriveCare publishes its pick of the recent news that matters to care homes in the UK. In this Care Home News Roundup, you’ll find the headlines link to articles from a variety of sources and with a variety of subjects. There’s plenty here to interest you.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve once more been amazed at the innovation and imagination that abounds in care homes up and down the nation. And other news proves that becoming a resident in a care home does not mean the end of a meaningful and fulfilling life.

You only need to ask Derek Parke and Max Warminger, who have taken part in a new sci-fi film titled Simeon Jax – Space Pilot. Derek plays a warlord and Max plays a soldier, and were given the star treatment at the film’s first showing in Norwich.

A Suffolk care home treated its residents to a day of family fun to help celebrate Suffolk Day, with residents from other local care homes joining in the lawn games, duck-hooking, and shopping opportunities.

If you’ve been glued to your television, wishing that you could play in the World Cup finals, why not take a leaf out of Westbury Court Care Home’s book, and bring football to your care home with a ‘slipper soccer’ tournament?

As the summer heats up, you’ll want to keep your residents cool. Care Home manager Marie Reeve, from Mills Meadow in Framlingham, has shared her tips for a cooler summer online. These tips might come in useful if you transport your residents back to the 1950s, like Bradford’s Mill View Care Home has done. It has just completed a project featuring a barber’s chair, American-style petrol pump, and American-style diner: the latest initiative to help its residents with dementia.

So, enjoy this month’s pick of the care home news. If there’s anything we’ve left out, please let us know. We hope these stories inform. More importantly, we hope they inspire. Plenty of ideas for your next team meeting, perhaps?

Care home residents take part in sci-fi film

Derek Parke, 89, and 66-year-old Max Warminger, from Care UK's Cavell Court care home both volunteered to feature in a science fiction film, created by

Cyber-diagnosis helps care homes reduce hospital visits for residents

CARE homes are reaping the rewards of a cyber-diagnosis system that has reduced the need for hospital visits. The Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby

Award for 'Memory Lane' champion at Marshland St James care home

A staff member at Hickathrift House care home in Marshland St James has been ... Hickathrift House care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK's .

Advice on preventing falls among elderly offered at care home talk

On Wednesday, July 4, from 10.30am-12.30pm, Davers Court care home, on Shakers Lane, will welcome experts to give advice to the community at a free talk.

Care home gets into the spirit of Suffolk Day with family fun and ...

Residents in a north Suffolk care home were treated to a day of family fun in ... Way, Eye, was joined by teams from the eleven other Care UK homes in the area, .

Care home residents show off their football skills

Residents at a care home have been going football crazy this week with a match ... Westbury Court Care Home residents had just 10 minutes to score as many ...

Care home invites local community to help celebrate its third anniversary

care home in Cringleford is inviting the local community to celebrate the home's third ... On Friday, July 13 from 12.30pm to 4pm, Care UK's Cavell Court will .

Care home's hot weather tips

Mills Meadow in Framlingham is asking people to be aware older people can suffer dehydration and health issues in the hot conditions. Home manager Marie .

Care home residents tune up for international festival

A group of musical care home residents have been tuning up for an international festival with the help of an opera singer and a top accompanist. Mezzo soprano

Fifties diner makes care home rock around clock

CARE home residents were transported back to the future when their dining room was transformed into a 1950s-style American eatery – complete with Elvis.

These amazing care homes with their own shops, bar and cinema are ...

These amazing care homes with their own shops, bar and cinema are .... said: “It is no secret that the demand for care homes is growing rapidly across the UK.

Care home to put on dementia support groups

Christine Morgan, manager of Claremont House and Lodge care home in ... For more information visit or call 01493 377041.

Bupa fined £3m in Legionnaire's disease care home death

Private care provider Bupa has been fined £3m over the death of a pensioner at a nursing home in Essex. Kenneth Ibbetson, 86, died after contracting ...

Care homes need to 'make it blatantly clear it is safe to come out'

Care homes need to “make it blatantly clear” it is safe for LGBT people to be open ... Ramses Underhill-Smith has set up Alternative Care Services, the UK's first .


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