Care home news
A care home in West Sussex has been urgently shut down with residents told to leave immediately after a series of damning inspections by the Care Quality Commission.
Care homes and domiciliary care firms in Wales are being hit by the “triple whammy” of chronic underfunding, issues surrounding staff pay increases and a rise in the number of elderly people.
A local education and training board has launched a ground-breaking education initiative to help healthcare students understand what life is like with dementia.
A combination of virtual reality and treadmill training could help prevent falls in older adults, according to researchers.
A video guide on revalidation aimed at nurses working in social care has been launched by the Foundation on Nursing Studies.
Despite their potential for mental stimulation, video games currently only provide limited benefits to older care home residents due to the need for “extensive support” from nursing staff, a new study has found.
Mounting problems in recruitment and retention of staff in the adult social care sector is threatening the quality and availability of care provided to older people, a major new report has said.
An unregistered nurse is reported to have worked as a deputy manager at a Scottish care home, which was the focus of an investigation in 2012.
Union takes on care home provider over pay claimSubscription
A care home provider is being taken to court over claims it pays female staff caring for sick and elderly residents less than male workers responsible for maintenance tasks like changing lightbulbs.
Undernutrition service links NHS with care homesSubscription
A new digital undernutrition service for care homes has improved the quality of care for residents through increased monitoring, according to results from a pilot scheme.