Care Roadshow Cardiff, hosted at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday 17th October was the third time that organisers, Broadway Events, has brought the show to the welsh care community. Visitors travelled across the water and braced the threat of the incoming storm to source the latest innovations from the line-up of exhibitors including Educ8, Newhall Janitorial and Citation to name a few.
The team at one of Stevenage’s leading residential care homes, Martins House, have been recognised for their excellent leadership at this year’s Hertfordshire Care Awards.
Organised by the Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, the awards recognise some of the best care services in the region and celebrate the work of local carers.
Run by Gold Care Homes, Martins House provides care to more than 60 people and has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission.
A SLIMY encounter with giant snails and slithering snakes took place at a Barnsley care home.
Elderly residents at Deangate Care Home, in Mapplewell, took turns holding creepy crawlies and reptiles as part of an animal therapy session.
Animal handling company ZooLab brought along the exotic visitors, including giant African snails, lizards and snakes.
Julia Chambers, home manager at Deangate Care Home, said: “Holding snakes and lizards might not be for everyone but all our residents got a thrill from seeing them.
“Those brave enough to handle the animals said they loved it. It brought smiles to everyone’s faces.
National Chocolate Week has been celebrated at a Stockton on Tees care home with a special tasting session for residents.
The UK’s largest celebration of the sweet treat saw elderly residents at Ingleby Care Home dipping strawberries and marshmallows into a fountain of chocolate.
Resident Olive Smith said: “I just wanted one strawberry dipped in chocolate but it tasted so good I had a few more and a couple of marshmallows as well.”
Kirsty Walsh, activities coordinator at Ingleby Care Home, on Green Lane, said: “What could be more fun than Chocolate Week.
“The chocolate fountain was a huge hit as residents enjoyed dipping the strawberries in the melted chocolate.
ELDERLY care home residents enjoyed entertainment of an unusual sort when they attended a drag act in Chester Le Street.
Residents from Pelton Grange Care Home, on Front Street, took a stroll to the nearby community centre to watch the show.
The drag artist and cabaret entertainer, Miss Dixie Swallows, covered songs by Tina Turner and Cilla Black, among other classic pop songs.
Resident Norma White said: “I’m so pleased I went. I laughed so much.”
Lindsay Sale-Thorn, activities coordinator at Pelton Grange Care Home, said: “Initially, some of the residents were concerned it wasn’t their cup of tea, but after a couple of numbers they really enjoyed it.
Naidex is Europe's most exciting event dedicated to the disability, independent living and healthcare professional sectors and it’s completely free to attend! In the wake of the huge success of the most recent instalment of this long-established event, Naidex will return for its 44th year to the Birmingham NEC on the 25th & 26th April 2018.
There seems to be a new solution every day; wearables, assistive technologies, apps and IoT; to support daily needs, monitor wellbeing and maintain remote engagement, to provide entertainment and family engagement.
Diabetes Professional Care has announced that Keith Vaz, MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes, will deliver a keynote session at its third annual conference in November.
In his presentation on ‘Creating the diabetes village – prevention is better than cure’, Vaz, who has type 2 diabetes, will discuss how it takes a ‘village’ of healthcare professionals working together to ensure patients get the best care in one place and access to necessary treatments.
Vaz was first elected to Parliament in 1987. His interests include health issues, in particular diabetes prevention, and he has chaired the APPG for Diabetes since 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our lovely miniature ponies Lollipop & Tinkerbelle will travel to Residential/Care Homes even going in lifts to visit residents who are unable to leave their rooms. They are gentle and affectionate and the residents love interacting with the ponies and there are smiles all round.
The ponies wear special tabards to prevent any little accidents left behind which gives everyone peace of mind. Ponies are known to offer therapeutic benefits to the vulnerable , elderly and very young.
They are intuitive and respond to the emotions of the people around them. The ponies also enjoy the visits as they get the occasional piece of forbidden cake or biscuit.
Gainsborough to showcase operational efficient baths with BioCote anti-microbial / CRO protection at Care Show
Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, will be demonstrating its new anti-microbial technology alongside the ultra-efficient Gentona and reclining Sentes bath at the Care Show (stand D10, 10-11 October, NEC, Birmingham).
Healthcare staffing agency Local Care Force, which has offices in Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Nursing Times award in Improved Patient Safety.
Local Care Force is the only agency to be shortlisted across all categories and over 200 entries, and is up against large healthcare institutions such as the NHS and Virgin Healthcare.
Created in 2004 by former healthcare professional Leanne Silverwood, Local Care Force supplies workers to the nursing, healthcare and social care sectors. The agency has 50 staff, comprised of recruiters, medical professionals and medical trainers.
A charity cycling event saw young footballers and elderly care home residents join forces to cover almost 200 miles on exercise bikes.
One of the participants was 75-year-old Margaret Waggitt, a lifelong cycling enthusiast from Pelton Grange Care Home in Chester le Street.
Margaret covered almost two miles in just one sitting and added a further three miles later on in just 15 minutes.