Care home news
The quality of nursing homes remains the “biggest concern” for inspectors according to a new report on the state of adult social care services, which also stresses that the sector continues to face widespread funding and staffing shortfalls.
Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old health and social care student, is the first victim of the Manchester bombing to be named.
Nursing home staff in part of the East Midlands are receiving support to spot the hidden signs of dehydration and malnutrition earlier.
A care provider has today been ordered to pay £82,429.72 in fines and costs by Liverpool Magistrates’ Court, after inspectors uncovered a raft of appalling care failings that exposed residents to “unimaginable indignities”.
Engagement in everyday activities implemented as nursing interventions can enable residents to thrive in nursing homes, according to researchers, who warn that more need to be encouraged.
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has called for better co-ordination of plans to integrate health and social care in England, in the wake of a highly critical report.
Care for the elderly could be revolutionised through a ground-breaking international study to build culturally aware robots, according to nurse researchers involved with the scheme.
Professor Trish Morris-Thompson, chief nurse and director of quality and clinical governance at Barchester Healthcare, has announced she is retiring at the end of February.
The Scottish government is to review how health and social care services are run over public holidays, including how to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and ensure speedier discharge back into the community.
Care home residents should be supported to clean their teeth twice a day or their dentures daily, according to draft recommendations revealed today.