The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a two day unannounced inspection in January 2020 of Brunelcare’s Robinson House Care Home. The home achieved 'Good' in all five domains - Safe, Effective, Responsive, Caring and Well Led which in turn, gives an overall rating of 'Good'.
Brunelcare's Robinson House is a 70-bed home and has successfully maintained its 'Good' rating during this inspection. Robinson House was awarded a ‘Good’ overall in their previous inspection in July 2017.
Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, is marking International Women’s Day (8 March) by celebrating the achievements of its female residents.
Dr Mark Ward, CEO at Borough Care, says: “At Borough Care, we believe the amazing things our female residents have achieved during their rich and interesting lives should be celebrated not forgotten. These ladies paved the way forward for today’s women. Although gender equality is still some way off, by drawing attention to the incredible, colourful lives our female residents have led we hope to raise awareness against bias and take action to promote equality.”
Castle Retirement Living, the team behind the new £30million Castle View retirement village in Windsor castleviewwindsor.co.uk/ is looking to replicate its retirement living model.
The envisaged future formula would blend purpose-built luxury apartments with excellent community facilities and be based in an urban area with all the benefits of connectivity, community, entertainment and activity.
The upcoming Social Care Challenge is a two and a half day sprint, aimed at University students as an opportunity to consider social care as a career pathway and come up with new ideas to address some of the biggest problems in social care. Sprint Partners and supporters include Hallmark Care Homes, Home Instead, Walden Care, Royds Withy King, Quality Compliance Systems, Person Centred Software, Hilton Nursing Partners, Apetito, Greensleeves, Borough Care, WCS Care and the Department of Health and Social Care. Mentors are senior executives in social care who spend the weekend supporting students with their ideas and offer insights that could help create the next big idea for social care. Hallmark Care Homes, Home Instead and Quality Compliance systems join CIH as Sprint partners for a second year.
Ram Goyal, Managing Director from Hallmark Care Homes commented: “I am incredibly excited to be supporting this event and I cannot wait to see what ideas the students come up with. The care sector is facing a lot of challenges at the moment and there is an increasing need to come up with innovative ideas and technology to support the needs of residents.”
Around 100 jobs are being created in Newcastle this September due to the launch of Tyne Grange, Exemplar Health Care’s newest complex needs care home in the North East.
Following a £3.1 million investment in a high-quality refurbishment of an existing care home, Tyne Grange will open later this year. The care home is preparing to recruit nurses, support workers, administrators, kitchen and domestic team members, and other staff.
Conveniently located on Grainger Park Road, near Newcastle City Centre and with transport links and amenities nearby, Tyne Grange will support 22 adults who live with complex mental and physical health conditions, including neuro-disabilities such as Huntington’s Disease, and brain injuries.
With 71,429 cases in 25 countries and sadly 1,775 deaths so far in 4 countries - 1,772 in China and one each in Japan, the Philippines and France - the novel coronavirus outbreak currently constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.* There is now a free online course open for registration on “COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus” from experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, a renowned institute of public health, available on FutureLearn.com, the leading social learning platform.
Understanding and preventing the spread of Coronavirus
The online course is focussed on the outbreak of novel coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, and will cover what is known about the disease outbreak so far, what the practical implications for response are, how to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and what is needed for the future.
Miele research finds that allowing residents to do their own washing, as well as prioritising infection control, leads to happier lives.
Ann Drea, a band 6 locum occupational therapist working in a Pilot Front of House Team at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, was the proud winner of the Cosyfeet OT Award 2019. Her £1000 award money was used to purchase assessment equipment to facilitate a safe and speedy return home for clients. Here is Ann’s account of how the assessment equipment is being used to avoid hospital admissions.
The Front of House team operates a pilot frailty project and is part of the intermediate care tier of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. This scheme runs within Hinchingbrooke hospital, receiving referrals from the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E), the Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) and the Fracture Clinic. The small team consists of occupational therapists and therapy assistants who work closely with multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) within each of the above areas to assess persons who are medically fit for discharge but may have ongoing therapy needs. They may therefore require holistic social or health assessments to determine if we can facilitate a safe and timely discharge to their pre-admission destination.
Aura Care Living, one of the UK's leading providers of luxury retirement and nursing care, is delighted to announce that its recent inspection by industry regulatory body, the Care Quality Commission, has returned an outstanding report praising the improvements and excellent standards within the home, with an all-round rating of ‘Good'.
A person smiling for the cameraDescription automatically generatedKing's Lodge has experienced significant growth and development over the past 6 months, seeing the number of residents grow from 13 to 37 as the establishment has become more and more known for its unparalleled offering within the care sector.
A national campaign to increase the adult social care workforce has launched.
The ‘There’s More to Care Than Caring’ recruitment campaign features stories from adult care workers.
Across Scotland around 145,000 people currently work in adult social care in a range of roles, including supporting people with physical disabilities, dementia, autism, older people and those with mental health conditions.
The campaign, which has been developed in collaboration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and key partners in the social care sector, will run across radio, online, newspapers and social media.
A leading workforce management technology company is rewarding care workers for their commitment to providing quality care, as part of their ’20 years, 20 prizes, 20 weeks giveaway’.
As a treat for committed individuals who utilise CM’s real-time care visit logging system, CM is rewarding lucky care workers over a 20-week period with a hundred pounds worth of high street vouchers, as part of their 20-year anniversary celebrations.
Suzanne Pearson, who works for Bloomsbury Homecare in Lincolnshire, is the latest winner in CM’s care worker prize draw and was presented with her award at Bloomsbury’s Christmas event by CEO Nick Christodoulou.
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.
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.