Care home news
Residents at a nursing home in Oxfordshire have given positive feedback on a robot seal used during a study into providing animal therapy without the normally associated infection risks.
A care home organisation in Warwickshire has become the first in the country to see five of its homes assessed as “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.
The Care Quality Commission has chosen to highlight in particular the pressures facing social care services in its annual review of performance across the health and social care system.
A video guide on revalidation aimed at nurses working in social care has been launched by the Foundation on Nursing Studies.
Care home role for only Admiral nurse in BristolSubscription
A specialist dementia nurse has been appointed one of a small number of Admiral nurses based in care homes.
“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.
There has been no sustained reduction in the prescribing of antipsychotics to dementia patients in UK care homes, despite government efforts to do so, according to researchers.
The number of beds in nursing homes has fallen for the first time in five years, according to the Care Quality Commission.
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.
New dementia training package for nursing staff Subscription
A free training package aimed at educating health and social care staff about dementia has been launched by Health Education England.