Care Home News Roundup – August 2018

Every month, Strive Care 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. For example:

  • If you want to know how to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs in your care home, the secret is to ensure your staff are trained to provide personal interaction, activities, talking, and working one-to-one with the resident to encourage feelings of wellbeing and purpose. These techniques are what one group of care homes has used, and thus halved its use of antipsychotic drugs.
  • A Bury St Edmunds care home has created two quirky rooms for its residents – one of which is a mock-up of Sherlock Holmes’ lounge. It’s an interactive space with mystery-solving games to engage residents.
  • A Derbyshire care home asked people to send holiday postcards to its residents via a Facebook appeal. The response has beaten all expectations, with 30 to 40 postcards received each day from all over the world. An incredible source of inspiration and stimulation for residents.

News, views, ideas and commentary. This is our pick of last month’s 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?

· Double hat-trick for Colchester care firm after six of its bosses ...

The Colchester-based Care UK bosses featured in Care Home Professional magazine's annual line-up of the top bosses in the industry after being selected for ..

· A Suffolk care home has a Sherlock Holmes themed room

Dotty's, the care home's brand new shop, is the second new themed room. The aim behind the shop is to give residents independence as they are able to shop .

· Derbyshire dementia care home postcard project 'spirals'

Staff at Cedar Court care home in Bretby, Swadlincote, asked for holiday stories in ... The postcards have come from UK resorts as well as Taiwan, New Zealand, ...

· CQC Inspections: What a Care Home van Expect

For many care homes, the mention of a CQC inspection is enough to send shivers down spines. It shouldn’t be like this, but the fear of a member of staff making a mistake is real. In this article, you’ll learn what you should expect when the CQC inspectors come calling…

· Dramatic turnaround for Sheffield care home which was rated ...

A Sheffield care home has undergone a dramatic transformation since being rated 'inadequate' and placed in special measures. The Laurels and The Limes ..

· Care home scoops award for outdoor summer fun

AN ALTRINCHAM care home has been named the winner of a competition encouraging care homes to get the most out of their gardens. 0 comment. Allingham ...

· Care home residents enjoy the unique experience of a Chinese tea ...

Care home residents enjoy the unique experience of a Chinese tea ceremony .... entries close on Tuesday so head to bhealthandcareawards.co.uk/enter now.

· Care group halves antipsychotic drug use within three months

Within three months a care home group has halved the number of ... There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million ...

· CQC praise for care home staff and 'immaculate' bedrooms

CQC praise for care home staff and 'immaculate' bedrooms. By Tom Seaward @swindonadver Reporter. An older woman speaking with a carer. Picture: PA ...

 

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