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Creative arts can delight and inspire residents who live in care homes. A new useful online resource offers practical guidance on how to engage residents in creative arts, such as dance, puppetry and digital arts. The resource offers care teams, including activity providers, many practical ideas on how to get…
The health watchdog issued warnings and suspensions to adult care homes offering poor or unsafe care at the rate of four a day over a year-long period, a report said. The Care Quality Commission launched 1,512 enforcement actions in 2016/17, an increase of more than 67% on the previous year.…
A care home resident who died after eating bleach tablets that looked like mints waited more than three hours for an ambulance to take him to hospital, an inquest has heard. Diabetic dementia patient Joe Serginson, 85, grabbed a tub from a cleaners' trolley and swallowed the dissoluble disinfectant as…
A care home for older people near Oban has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Lynn of Lorne Care Home following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists six areas which…
Girlguides in Manchester have launched a UK first with a new badge to tackle loneliness in old people. Youngsters have been visiting homes for the elderly and sheltered housing centres to speak to senior citizens to earn the new badge. It is hoped the initiative will be adopted by other…
Deaths from Alzheimer's disease have risen by a third in the last year, with campaigners warning the "alarming" increase is placing a "heavy strain" on the NHS and care services. A total of 570 deaths from the disease were recorded in the period March to June 2017, new data from…
The number of specialist homes for older people across England will need to increase by 400,000 units in less than 20 years due to the ageing population, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA is urging a "residential revolution" in homes to support the growing numbers of people…
Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, has officially opened the latest 120-bedded care home to be completed as part of the council's £100m Tomorrow's Residential and Day Care Programme. Councillor Aitken performed the honours at the opening ceremony for the Riverside Care Home in Dalmarnock. Riverside was previously…
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