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Helpful tips if you’re debating a care home for a loved one

Deciding whether a care home is the right choice for loved one isn’t easy. It’s a big life-changing decision and – understandably – one that is charged with a lot...

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See the care homes reaching for Michelin Stars

The culinary offering of care providers often comes in for criticism by residents, family and the media, and often rightly so. In many instances, quality simply isn't delivered and residents...

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'Little Owls' project: When toddlers visit care homes

Residents at a care home in Toft, near Cambridge, are benefiting from regular visits by a lively group of local toddlers. The visits are part of the ‘Little Owls’ project...

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Are integrated care centres the future?

A multi-million-pound Integrated Care Centre, the first of its kind in the UK, is beginning to take shape in the East Yorkshire city of Hull. The new centre will bring...

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Virtual reality helps create dementia-friendly spaces

Architects and designers of dementia-friendly buildings in the UK are turning to virtual reality to give them a greater intelligence of how things are seen by people with dementia. Learn...

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The CQC's 'outstanding' formula

Last month, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) released their annual State of Care report for 2015/16. Data taken from the inspection of more than 16,000 adult social care providers from...

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Boost resident memory and morale with a library

In this post, I share my thoughts on care home libraries and how research is highlighting the huge benefits of having a community library in your care home. Care homes...

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Hats off to HenPower! Hen-keeping in care homes

HenPower is a project undertaken by arts organisation, Equal Arts. The project aims to creatively engage older people in art-related activities and hen-keeping, promoting health and well-being and reducing loneliness...

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