Care Home News Roundup – September 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:

  • Jon Catterwell, Regional Manager at New Century Care, is overseeing an expansion of a scheme that invites children into care homes, saying the initiative “encourages residents to be active, and helps them to interact and engage with the local community.
  • A care home in Northumberland has been transformed to look like a high street from the 1940s and 1950s, helping dementia patients to recover fond memories.
  • Who would have thought that chickens could be the secret weapon in the fight against loneliness? A charity in Manchester, that’s who. It has donated chickens to care homes, hoping they provide a sense of purpose in the fight against loneliness and depression.

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?

Dementia patients recover memories at care home painted like 1940s ...

The hallways in the De Baliol Care Home in Newbiggin by the Sea, ... idea has been successfully tested in other care homes and NHS hospitals across the UK.

Chickens are helping elderly people in care homes battle loneliness

We all know how damaging loneliness can be. As you get older and move into a care home, it's easy to become increasingly isolated. One charity has come up ...

Fifth of care homes 'inadequate' or 'need improvement'

One in every five care homes in England is judged not good enough by watchdogs, BBC analysis has found. Providers say while poor care must be tackled the ...

Care workers should be recognised as skilled workers post-Brexit

... is starved of funding we are seeing care homes close and home care agencies ... There are estimated to be around 92,000 EU care workers in the UK, making ...

Animals visit Park Avenue Care Home residents on special visit

Animals visit Park Avenue Care Home residents on special visit. Show caption. See all 5 photos images. Photos: Dementia care home residents visited by ...

Dementia care home transforms into traditional high street to help ...

Corridors in De Baliol Care Home, in Newbiggin by the Sea, have been transformed to mimic the Northumberland of the 1940s and 50s - when many of the ...

The seaside came to residents of a care home to mark its birthday ...

The seaside came to residents of a care home to mark its birthday ... To find out more about St Quentin, visit stquentincare.co.uk or call 01782 617056.

Care home resident feels 'like a different person' after joining a 'walk ...

care home resident has revealed that she felt 'like a different person' after she ... For more information on Stepping Out go to www.carerssteppingout.co.uk.

Group of singing toddlers spends the day at a care home - and what ...

Singing toddlers close the age gap by going on care home visit: Jon Catterwell, Regional Manager at New Century Care noted the positive effects that children have on the elderly in residential care – and is expanding the trial.

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