Care home news
Care home residents should be supported to clean their teeth twice a day or their dentures daily, according to draft recommendations revealed today.
Two clinical commissioning groups in Staffordshire have appointed a matron on a temporary basis to work with 20 local care homes in order to help reduce avoidable hospital admissions.
West Berkshire Council has announced that it will take over a local care home, with the aim using part of it to expand rehabilitation capacity and speed up hospital discharge.
Residents at a Surrey nursing home welcomed Christmas early this year with a special visit from therapy animals Mr Kipling, the donkey and Morris, the guinea pig.
Nursing homes in more rural areas are at risk of falling behind on developments in using information technology for healthcare, compared to their counterparts in towns and cities, a US study has indicated.
Choosing not to tell the truth to a person with dementia may be justified in situations where it supports their wellbeing but should “not be taken lightly”, according to a new report by a mental health charity.
Notts nursing home rated ‘outstanding’ by CQCSubscription
The Care Quality Commission has judged the quality of care provided by a nursing home in the East Midlands to be “outstanding”, while another home in the North East has been told it must remain in “special measures”.
Philip Hammond has been roundly criticised for failing to heed warnings and provide additional funding for the NHS or social care in his first autumn statement since become chancellor.
Medication errors remain fairly common in nursing homes but they appear to result in “surprisingly” low rates of serious impacts affecting residents, according to Australian researchers.
MPs call for improvements in A&E staffing levelsSubscription
Government agencies must do more to ensure accident and emergency departments are properly staffed this coming winter, according to an influential group of MPs.