World Alzheimer’s Day celebrated in Rotherham

Alzheimer’s Day

WORLD Alzheimer’s Day was celebrated at a Rotherham care home with a tea party.


Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, Parkgate, held one of many celebrations around the country marking the international day.


The event aims to raise awareness of dementia and generate support for the 850,000 individuals living with the condition in the UK alone.


Staff at the home organised afternoon tea and cakes for the residents and visitors.


Among them was Rotherham Deputy Mayor Cllr Alan Buckley and his wife Deputy Mayoress Sandra Buckley.


National drive to reduce medication errors in care homes

medication tolley

Omnicell is calling for care homes in the UK to look again at the way they administer medication to residents and patients. It’s astounding to think that some homes are still relying on original pack dispensing alone to administer complex medication regimens to dozens of residents. It’s an unsafe and unnecessary practice that the industry needs to work together to tackle.

The key safe company to visit community care live

key safe

Mechanical leaders in key safes, The Key Safe Company will be showcasing its range of access solutions at Community Care Live held at the Business Design Centre in London.

Community Care Live, which is being held on Tuesday the 26th and Wednesday the 27th of September, is the UK’s largest,  free-to-attend social work event and features innovations such as a new Legal Learning Hub, and also extensive training sessions.

Survey Reveals a Severe Lack of Support for Carers supporting people with Alzheimer’s

A recent survey conducted by Hales Care has found that 65 percent of UK carers have suffered emotional and mental health problems themselves whilst caring for a friend or relative with Alzheimer’s, with 75 percent of carers feeling there is not enough research being done around the disease.  


Having carried out the survey since care funding cuts were announced by the UK Government, Hales Care has found that 95 percent of carers surveyed felt there is not enough care funding information available to them, with 65 percent revealing there is not enough education about the disease.


7 Unique Benefits Of Live-In Care

Did you know that up to 97% of people would prefer to remain in their own homes whilst receiving support? With so little information available about provisions such as live-in care, people can often be left settling for services which do not fully satisfy their wishes and needs.

These figures highlight a real need for more resources that not only help people find live-in care services but also explain the distinctive benefits of professional support in the home. The '7 Benefits Unique To Live-In Care' info-graphic can help you understand the ways in which your life or the lives of loved ones can be transformed by choosing live-in care.

Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

A SPECIALIST housing and care provider is putting a sporting twist on its annual general meeting by hosting various events from powerchair football to wheelchair basketball to promote the importance of health and wellbeing.
Edinburgh-based Blackwood Homes and Care has earned a reputation for its highly creative and engaging yearly showcases, which feature life-changing technology and innovative displays.
This year’s AGM will be no different and has been designed to encourage tenants to try new activities by providing them with the opportunity to trial the various sports first hand.

Clydebank Care Home Planning Tuck Shop Treat To Help Tackle Dementia, Thanks To Pub Donation

Clydebank Care Home Planning Tuck Shop Treat To Help Tackle Dementia, Thanks To Pub Donation

Bupa’s Hill View Care Home is planning to install a new tuck shop, thanks to a generous donation from a Clydebank pub.


Each year, customers and colleagues at the Mountblow Bar on Dumbarton Road rally together to raise money for a local good cause. This year Cheryl Sweeney, a member of the bar staff, chose Bupa’s Hill View Care Home to be the recipient, as her grandparents were residents at the home until they passed away.

Visitors to experience hypos at diabetes healthcare event

Hypos (hypoglycaemic events) are one of the most common complications of diabetes. They happen when blood sugar levels fall too low, and symptoms include blurred vision, disorientation, dizziness and difficulty focusing.

But how many healthcare professionals have experienced what it really feels like to have a hypo?

Now, for the first time, HCPs involved in diabetes care will get the chance to put themselves in their patients’ shoes at Diabetes Professional Care 2017 (DPC2017). A new Hypo Hub* feature includes a Simulation Station where, with the aid of a virtual reality headset, visitors can experience the effects of having a hypoglycaemic event first hand.


Biometric Access Contol Offers Real Benefits To Care Homes

Biometric Access Contol Offers Real Benefits To Care Homes

Modern biometric scanners from ievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of biometric recognition systems, are giving care homes both enhanced security and reliable data.


Swipe cards, numeric key pads and other traditional methods of access security are rapidly being replaced by more convenient biometric technology within the Care Home sector, providing enhanced security for residents and vital time and cost saving benefits to allow staff more time to provide the personal care their residents deserve.


Elderly pedal power raises funds for allotment and charity

Elderly pedal power raises funds for allotment and charity

ELDERLY care home residents cycled over 14 miles to raise funds for an allotment and the Alzheimer’s Society.


Specially adapted bicycles allowed the residents of Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, Newcastle, to cover the distance and raise over £450.


They were joined by staff, family and friends, who all cycled from the home, on Bewick Crescent, to Wylam Hills Farm and back.


The bicycles were rented from Newburn Leisure Centre, which had them made to enable elderly and those with a disability to take part in cycling.


What To Look Out For In Care Homes

When we think about people who need to live in a full-time care home, we normally think about the elderly or the vulnerable.

It can be difficult for both the family and the person going into care to adjust to the new living situation and it can be difficult for the family or friends of the loved one going into care knowing that they were unable to look after them anymore and feel an element of guilt. But it’s important that they’re given assurance that the care home will be able to look after them.

Innovation in care homes a networking event


International Lawn Tennis Centre, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ


You are invited to our event to discuss how to manage sustainable care homes.


As a care provider, this event has been designed to save you time in finding out the latest innovations in your sector, as well as allow you networking time with your peers.


One morning of intensive, 5-minute mini meetings will allow you to quickly meet our hand picked suppliers, who can help you deal with fuel poverty, reduce running costs and support health and wellbeing of your residents.


The Key Safe Company To Return To The Care Show

The Key Safe Company To Return To The Care Show

Market leaders in key safes, The Key Safe Company will be returning to the 2017 Care Show held at the NEC in Birmingham for the second year running.

During the two day event, which starts on Tuesday the 10th of October, visitors to the show will be able to witness first hand and discuss with a team of experts the industry-leading One Touch Personal Alarm and the Supra C500 KeySafe™.

The One Touch Personal Alarm is a personal monitoring system, which, unlike many traditional services, allows the wearer to travel outside their home. It operates using a roaming SIM and allows the end user to alert up to three contacts in the event of an emergency and activates a two-way conversation with the responder, who can alert relevant family members or care professionals.

Making resources last, whilst reducing infection risk

Making resources last, whilst reducing infection risk

Improving waste management procedures is a serious issue that care home facilities need to tackle. Cromwell Polythene Managing Director, James Lee explores what can be done.


The UK government forecasts that, between 2015 and 2020 the number of people aged over 85 will increase by 18% (300,000 people). While this is a triumph when it comes to life expectancy, many of these people may require some form of long-term care, including community and residential care.


Laundry, Lifestyle with DIRO®, endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund has come to UK

Laundry, Lifestyle with DIRO®,  endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund has come to UK

16th May, Sweden, WWF endorsed the Scandinavian water filter company SWATAB (Scandinavian Water Technology AB) for the unique features of their innovative and patented Cleantech product DIRO®, and its positive impact on the environment. DIRO® won WWF’s award for being a “Climate Solver 2017”.

30th May, UK, Milton Keynes, water filter company Smart Water Filters Limited (also trading as SWF®) secured an exclusive manufacturing and distribution agreements for DIRO® with SWATAB. The agreement covers the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands.

CloserStill Media, the organisers of Health+Care are pleased to announce the acquisition of The Care Show

The Care Show, taking place on 10th and 11th October at the NEC, Birmingham, is the UK’s leading dedicated exhibition for the residential and domiciliary care sector is now part of CloserStill Media’s multi-award winning stable of well-established and well-respected healthcare events. CloserStill operates 15 trade shows and conferences in the medical and healthcare sector which delivered more than 60,000 delegates in 2016, and its leading brands include Health+Care, Acute & General Medicine, Best Practice, The Pharmacy Show, The Dentistry Show, the London Vet Show, Occupational Therapy, Therapy Expo and Clinical Pharmacy Congress.


New dance initiative set to benefit Cambridgeshire residents living with Parkinson’s disease

Joe and Paula with residents

Home Meadow care home in Toft near Cambridge is launching ‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ classes in an effort to provide a new form of exercise for people living with the condition.

The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, supports residents with a range of conditions including Parkinson’s and dementia and will beginning running the new dance sessions later this month.

The fortnightly sessions will begin on Thursday 21st September and will be open to residents and members of the community.  They will be led by local Community Dance Practitioner, Paula Hain, who has years of experience in dance for a range of groups and who already runs dance and activity sessions at the home.

Storytelling youngsters visit care home on Read a Book Day


NATIONAL Read a Book Day saw youngsters sharing their favourite stories with elderly care home residents in Chesterfield.


The young readers, aged between three and seven years old, are all grandchildren of Barnfield Care Home manager Alison Riley.


Alison invited her family to the home to entertain residents with books including Hansel and Gretel and Incy Wincy Spider.


The pupils of Model Village Primary School, Shirebrook, sat down to read with the elderly residents alongside others around the country celebrating the national day.


Elderly and young take part in social media sensation

Elderly and young

A SOCIAL media sensation occupied elderly care home residents and teenage volunteers as part of a social action project in Blyth.


Northumberland Rocks, as the activity is known, involves Northumbrians painting stones and pebbles and hiding them in the county’s famous beauty spots.


The free activity has taken Facebook by storm, with a dedicated group attracting almost 8,000 members, as it encourages participants to be creative, get outside and explore the countryside in an attempt to find others’ decorated stones.


They have appeared all over the county during the summer, with those who discover the stones taking a photo and posting their success on the social network.


Pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

Pupils with resident

Residents and staff at Camelot Care’s Freshfields Nursing Home in Plymouth are looking forward to taking part for the second time in the Archie Project, a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia in the community.


Part of Reminiscence Learning, a West Country-based charity that aims to promote, maintain and improve activity and education by working with people with dementia, the Archie Project is a unique intergenerational awareness-raising project created to reduce the stigma and fear associated with the word dementia.