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Care home residents receiving free financial and legal advice

Aura Care Living is an award-winning provider of luxury care for the elderly.  The company has two care homes - one in Cirencester, Gloucestershire called Stratton Court and one in Camberley in Surrey called King's Lodge.  Aura Care Living is leading the way to revolutionise later-life-living, providing unparalleled care on every level in exceptional environments.

Image result for tax planning elderlyIt can be a sensitive time for families when they have to plan for their loved ones as they get older and require more support.  Aura Care Living has a team of expert industry professionals who strive to help advise on every level and deliver excellent care for the elderly.  Every Thursday this month (9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th January) in both care homes, Aura Care will be having public open days in both care homes between 2pm and 6pm to offer free advice on later-life-living.  They have teamed up with local legal and accountancy providers to offer advice on critical matters families have to consider when planning later-life-living, including power of attorney, wills, tax affairs, and financial planning. 

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Two people watching a TV advert on a tablet

carehome.co.uk, the UK’s leading care home reviews site is launching its first ever TV advert on Boxing Day.
Every year carehome.co.uk sees a huge rise in the number of people looking for a care home after Christmas, with nearly a half million extra people visiting the site during this time. The increase in traffic is the result of many families realising over the Christmas period that their relatives are not coping well on their own.
You can watch carehome.co.uk’s TV advert at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyE62v4XyXQ&feature=youtu.be
Andrew Bennett, Marketing Director at carehome.co.uk, said: “With the post-Christmas period being peak time for those searching for care, we hope the TV advert will bring more people to carehome.co.uk so we can assist them in finding the right care home.
 
“The advert is aimed at strengthening the carehome.co.uk brand with the specific goal of increasing the numbers of visitors to the site and ultimately boosting traffic to our care home profiles.

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Borough Care Logo

Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, is providing a range of attractive benefits and incentives to staff through Reward Gateway.  Reward Gateway offers a huge range of high street discounts, which allows employees to save and earn money back on everyday shopping.
Borough Care will also be using Reward Gateway links to help staff improve their wellbeing, by providing access to counselling services and financial management advice.

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Care home staff helping older people put on their coats so they can go outside and vote

With the general election just around the corner, a national live-in care provider is ensuring those they care for are supported to make their vote.
 
Promedica24 provides around the clock care in people’s own homes. The 1-1 support that is provided enables care workers to accompany individuals when accessing the community, including visiting the polling station.
 
Care workers have also been on hand to remind people of their right to vote, provide them with accessible information and ensure they are aware of the general election deadlines.

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Lorraine Lee at The Caring UK Awards 2019

Lorraine Lee, Orchard Care Homes’ Executive Director for Quality and Governance, has been announced as the winner of an Outstanding Achievement award at one of the care industry’s most prestigious ceremonies.
 
The Caring UK Awards 2019 celebrate excellence, highlighting and paying tribute to people who make an outstanding contribution to caring for the elderly.
 
At a glittering awards ceremony at Athena, Leicester recently, Lorraine received the Outstanding Achievement award for her contribution to the care sector.
 

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Valerie Egan Has been Shortlisted For National Care Award

Valerie Egan, Head of Care at Borough Care, has been shortlisted for a National Care Award.  Borough Care is the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport and has eleven homes across the borough.
Organised by Caring Times magazine, the National Care Awards celebrate the very best people in the long-term care sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide consistently outstanding care. Valerie is a finalist in the Lifetime Achievement in Care category.  The awards will be announced at a ceremony taking place in London on Friday 29 November.  

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Hands of resident in social care

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed the Care Quality Commission’s State of Healthcare and Adult Social Care in England report published this morning.
 
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:
“CQC’s annual report, State of Care, identifies workforce and inadequate funding as major concerns and echoes the sector’s call for a long term strategic plan for adult social care. 

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Nurse using care home technology after CQC State of Care report

A market-leading technology company, HAS Technology, is urging local authorities and care providers to embrace digital solutions and innovation to tackle the social care crisis, following the release of the CQC State of Care report.

The CQC State of Care report, an annual assessment of health and social care in England, states that ‘the wider challenge for providers and health and social care communities is to now consider technology in the broader strategic sense, as an enabler of high-quality care’.

Various barriers to adopting new technologies were identified in the report, including funding to invest in technology; attitudes of staff towards technology; IT infrastructures; and data protection.

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Group photo of NACC Awards 2019 winners

On the 10th October, the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) celebrated outstanding contributions to the care catering sector at the NACC Awards 2019.

The winners of the prestigious awards, which recognise teams and individuals from across the sector that demonstrate innovation, excellence and dedication in their field, were announced at a gala awards dinner at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

The special event was attended by the NACC’s members, patron and ambassadors together with industry colleagues, partners and guests.

The 2019 NACC Award winners are:

Care Establishment of the Year Award, sponsored by Hobart: Ferndown Manor, Care UK

The preferences of residents are at the centre of mealtimes at Ferndown Manor. Menus reflect their tastes and needs, whilst attractive, relaxed dining rooms create enjoyable and unhurried restaurant-quality dining experiences.

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Promedica24 residents with Top 20 Care Provider Award

Dorset and Hampshire based live-in care provider, Promedica24, has been awarded by homecare.co.uk as one of the top 20 providers in the area. 

With care reviewers giving an impressive overall total score of 9.8 out of 10, Promedica24 received the accolade for being one of the most favourably reviewed home-care providers in the region. 

The high score follows 100% of reviewers expressing that they’d be ‘Extremely Likely’ to recommend Promedica24 to others and 90% deeming their services ‘Excellent’. With research showing that 97% of people don’t want to move into institutional care if they become unwell or less mobile*, Promedica24’s live-in care service is vital in enabling them to continue living the life they want at home, while receiving necessary care and assistance. 

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New fire door to increase Fire Safety

Fire Safety Week survey shows unsafe fire doors in homes and that their work place is at risk of serious fire. The results of the study were released in order to mark Fire Door safety week, which is now supported by the London Fire Brigade

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brain stimulation game to prevent dementia

A leading scientist and Scotland could be the country responsible for the breakthrough of allowing people to take a pill to prevent dementia.

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