Care home news
Care home staff make dozens of errors in administering, recording and managing medicines, reveals a study, which suggest new technology could eliminate nearly all these mistakes.
New guidance to help older people maintain their independence and mental wellbeing has been issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
At least a third of care home residents are affected by malnutrition, according to new analysis, which concludes more work is needed to tackle it as a “major” issue.
A government-funded scheme designed to attract nurses back into the NHS by paying for refresher courses could in the future be extended to help tackle the recruitment crisis in care homes, Nursing Times has learnt.
A care home nurse from Wales has won a national care award for the second time.
Funding for adult social services announced in the government’s spending review will not be enough to fill financial shortfalls in providing care, ministers have been jointly warned by the sector and NHS organisations.
An independent living community that uses sensor technology and on-site care helps older people remain independent for longer, according to US nurse researchers.
Residential care provider takes on 21 more homesSubscription
Orchard Care Homes, which runs residential elderly care homes across the UK, has announced that it has acquired 21 homes from fellow provider Leyton Healthcare.
The staff vacancy rate for nursing homes in Northern Ireland is currently around 15% of the total workforce, leading the Royal College of Nursing to warn of a recruitment and retention “crisis”.
Care homes have for “far too long” been without nurse prescribers and more should be done to bring these skills into the sector, an association representing independent care providers has said.