Care home news
Academics are working with a charity on an “innovative activity toolkit” to encourage creative activities among people living with dementia in care homes.
A new “national living wage” of £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and over is to be introduced from today, sparking last-ditch calls from the social care sector for additional government money to fund the increase.
A new resource for nurses working in the care sector is being unveiled today.
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.
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.
Simple paper strip helps nurses spot malnutrition Subscription
Health and social care professionals have worked together to reduce the risk of malnutrition in older people and prevent hospital admissions by using a “simple strip of paper”.
One in four older patients maybe bringing healthcare-associated infections back from hospital to their care home via their hands, according to US researchers.
A new five-day training course for nurses working in care homes helped save an estimated £72,000 from reduced hospital admissions, according to those behind the pilot scheme.
New analysis has shown that half of all registered managers in the adult social care sector are aged over 50, which could see 10,000 retire within the next 15 years.
Orchard Care Homes has created the new role of director of nursing for staff working across its 100 plus residential elderly and specialist care homes.