WHICH? FINDS THAT OVER 4000 CARE HOMES EITHER REQUIRE IMPROVEMENT, OR ARE INADEQUATE

A quick glance at the CQC’s website reveals that over 3,500 care homes in the UK are classified as ‘requiring improvement’ and a further 600 as ‘inadequate’. Not only is this a big worry for individuals and their families, who are looking for a home, it can be equally concerning for those already in one. [...]

By | 2018-04-03T13:08:32+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|News|

‘ENSURING CONSUMERS ARE BETTER PROTECTED, BOTH WHEN CHOOSING A CARE HOME AND RESIDING IN ONE’

This was one of the key findings of the report on the care homes market produced by the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) in November, and commented on by the Government this week. See link below to article in Care Management Matters.  The CMA spent a year studying the 11,000 plus residential care and nursing [...]

By | 2018-04-03T13:03:11+00:00 March 6th, 2018|News|

70% OF ADULTS CHOOSING CARE SAY ITS ONE OF LIFE’S MOST STRESSFUL EXPERIENCES

‘Choosing adult social care is one of life’s most stressful experiences, but trusted information can help.’ This is the conclusion drawn by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) from the recent research it has carried out. It discovered that 70% adults who were responsible for choosing care in a care home or at home over the [...]

By | 2018-03-04T13:07:26+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|News|

CARE HOME FINDER LAUNCHES NEW CARE REVIEW SERVICE

Care Home Finder is already well known and highly respected for providing a service to help individuals and their families to find a suitable care home, care at home, sheltered housing, or extra care. We are delighted to announce that we now also offer a complementary Care Review Service to ensure that the right care [...]

By | 2018-01-31T13:43:17+00:00 January 31st, 2018|News|

AMBULANCE SERVICE

Last week I received a phone call just after breakfast from someone I knew to say that her mother had just fallen asleep in her chair. Nothing too surprising about that, I thought, after all she’s well past 90. But my friend seemed unusually concerned, so I agreed to pop round. When I arrived, I [...]

By | 2018-03-04T13:08:20+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|News|

7 KEY QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK WHEN PLANNING CARE FOR AN ELDERLY RELATIVE

Have you discussed things with your relative and, have you included close family members in this? It’s an extremely sensitive matter and many people shy away from raising the subject, but you will feel so much better when you have, and more importantly, feel more assured that you are making the right decision. What type [...]

By | 2018-03-04T13:12:04+00:00 July 24th, 2017|News|

YOUNG ONSET DEMENTIA – A GROWING PHENOMENA?

Many people associate dementia with the elderly, particularly those who are in their 70s, 80s and 90s. However, it is possible to develop dementia much earlier than this and there are increasingly more people in their twenties, thirties and forties who are being diagnosed with some form of the disease. Early onset, working age or [...]

By | 2018-03-04T13:13:24+00:00 July 15th, 2017|News|

HOW MUCH WILL WE BE EXPECTED TO PAY FOR CARE IN OLD AGE?

Imagine the scenario…. You’ve been comfortably retired for 20 years, and then one day you receive a letter out of the blue asking you to pay £100,000. The reason? To help provide funds for the care you might need towards the end of your life. You’d be up in arms, wouldn’t you? Totally unfair and [...]

By | 2018-03-04T13:14:25+00:00 June 29th, 2017|News|

MORE PRESSURE ON NURSES, WHAT NEXT FOR SOCIAL CARE?

Now that Theresa May has lost her majority in parliament, one presumes that social care policy reforms will once again be conveniently shelved until another election comes around. Sir Andrew Dilnot first put forward his recommendations for the Funding of Care back in 2011, and while receiving a favourable reception from both major political parties, [...]

By | 2018-03-04T13:15:26+00:00 June 14th, 2017|News|
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