Government extends Infection Control Fund to protect care homes against COVID-19
The government has announced it is giving care providers an extra £546m, so they can pay staff full wages if they have to self-isolate and hire more care workers to limit movement of staff between care homes, to help stop the spread of the virus.
Barbara Windsor moves into care home and husband admits he doesn't regret decision
Actress Dame Barbara Windsor has been moved into a care home full-time, after her Alzheimer's got worse during lockdown but her husband says the move is 'for the best'.
Government lifts ban on visitors to care homes in England
The Department of Health has lifted the ban on visitors to care homes in England, with each resident allowed ‘one constant visitor’ as long as they book in advance and wear a mask and extra PPE if required.
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Wheelchair-bound care home residents go ice skating for first time in decades
Twenty-six care home residents, including two on end of life care, went ice skating for the first time in decades, with an 88-year-old saying she “loved the feeling of freedom”. The team at CHD Living, which provides care services across Surrey, decided to organise a day out skating after...
Best Friends Of 80 Years Move Into The Same Care Home
Awwww how lovely 💗
The pair spend all their time together causing 'mischief' and say the secret to their long friendship is never arguing
Mother aged 98 moves into care home to look after her 80-year-old son
A devoted mother aged 98 has moved into a Liverpool care home – to take care of her 80-year-old son. They share a special relationship
Care workers get into bed to 'live life as a resident' at outstanding care home
Care workers at an outstanding care home are left to lie in a care home bed alone, as part of their training, to think about what kind of care their residents really need.
Simples really....a very clear no brainier!
Wise words, who else agrees? 🙋
Palliative care home praised for being 'inspirational' and 'making every day matter'
A Sutton nursing home has been named Care Home of the Year 2019 by the National Gold Standards Framework Centre for End of Life Care, with the home's manager saying: "From the moment someone walks through our door, we want them to live well until they die".
Samuel L Jackson admits mum's dementia left him 'surrounded by Alzheimer's most of my life'
Hollywood film star Samuel L Jackson has appeared in a short film to raise awareness about dementia after six members of his family including his mum were diagnosed with the disease.
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Every day at 11am, all of the staff at the 72 care homes run by Runwood Homes come together and ‘down tools’ so they can spend ‘quality time’ with the residents. https://bit.ly/2lK0KOw
'I talk to him even though I don't get any replies'
Sixteen-year-old arrested on suspicion of r**e at care home
What is this world coming too?
A sixteen-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of r**e and burglary at a care home in Lancashire. The teenager...
I wouldn’t call this place a “Care” home.....
A care home that left residents in their rooms on urine-soaked mattresses has been shut down, despite a care provider's legal challenge to stop the Care Quality Commission cancelling its registration. https://bit.ly/2Gs9boZ
For the first time, care managers can apply for dedicated funding to develop their skills and knowledge. https://bit.ly/30BN9rH
Care workers at The Old Vicarage care home in Cumbria wear pyjamas and dressing gowns at night to remind residents with dementia, who get disorientated, that it is bedtime. https://bit.ly/2ZyVN9N
Hospital 'abused' vulnerable adults
Undercover BBC filming shows staff swearing, mocking and taunting patients with learning disabilities.
One in two care workers verbally and physically abused by care home residents
Nearly half of care workers in care homes have been both physically and verbally abused by the residents they are supporting, according to new research.
Dementia Awareness. Every Day
Respect the elderly. We have no idea who they were before we knew them..❤️
Louis Tomlinson video features 'bucket list' from 83-year-old who lost wife to dementia
In Louis Tomlinson’s new video the song has taken a back seat with the video instead focussing on 83-year-old Richard who lost his wife to Alzheimer’s.
Barbara Windsor 'no longer remembers she's inside her own home' as she battles Alzheimer's
Affects us all...one way or another 😢