Care home news
A project linking older people with hens to combat social isolation has been launched in care homes in Yorkshire, following a successful pilot.
Government to review payments for nursing homesSubscription
The government has announced it will review the amount of money nursing homes are paid to look after residents.
The care sector risks “catastrophic collapse” if government plans for a national living wage for staff are brought in, industry providers have warned.
Nurses and doctors top list of ‘important’ jobs Subscription
Nurses have been ranked as having the second most important job, after doctors, out of a list of professions in a poll compiled for the care provider HC-One.
Allegations of abuse in care homes are being made at almost double the rate they were four years ago, with an average of 150 now being reported every day, according to figures from the Care Quality Commission.
Nurses offered ‘golden hello’ to do care home work Subscription
Nurses are being offered a £500 “golden ticket” to join an organisation that provides healthcare staff to care homes across the UK.
Nursing staff working for a major care provider can now give live feedback on their experiences of the service being provided in its homes and potentially raise concerns.
Prestige expands care home portfolio in ScotlandSubscription
Major nursing and care agency Prestige Nursing and Care has announced it is expanding further, after buying out a Scottish home care firm.
Employers and social care settings are to be targeted more closely in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s campaign to drive awareness around revalidation.
Patients leaving hospital that are older, homeless or have mental health problems are often being left “frustrated” and “bewildered” with tragic consequences in some cases, according to a new report revealing the extent of poor discharge in England.