Care home news
Leading representatives from the UK’s care sector have warned that the vote to leave the European Union could have serious consequences for the workforce in their sector.
There is little consistency across facilities of policies implemented to prevent urinary tract infections in nursing homes, research from the US has indicated.
Care home residents will be able to use “pop up” reminiscence “pods” from this month, under a scheme launched by the City of York Council.
A care home in Gloucestershire has purchased technology that simulates a vintage train journey in order to potentially improve the wellbeing of its residents with dementia.
“Friendship” is the theme of next year’s Care Home Open Day on 16 June 2017, which is hoping to emphasise the relationship between local communities and their care homes.
Academics are working with a charity on an “innovative activity toolkit” to encourage creative activities among people living with dementia in care homes.
District nurses, GPs and social workers will need support in identifying patients that are vulnerable to cold-related illness and death this winter and making changes to care plans, Public Health England has advised local NHS organisations.
The indoor air quality in nursing homes can have a serious effect on the lung health of older residents, according to the findings of a European study.
A nursing home in Northern Ireland has been fined £15,000 for not looking after sensitive staff and patient records contained on a laptop that was stolen during a house burglary.
A report by the National Audit Office on discharging patients has today been welcomed by independant social care providers.