PLANS to shut care homes across Scotland and uproot vulnerable tenants have been branded “barbaric” by the families of those affected. Almost 170 elderly men and women are being moved from their homes after one of Scotland’s biggest care providers announced it was closing its residential offerings. Edinburgh-based Bield said financial pressures meant it had to “withdraw” from the care home market, but families insisted the move would have a devastating impact on those suffering from dementia and other conditions. Loading article content READ MORE: Strangers join local mourners in funeral tribute to widow, 103 And they said they felt ignored by the Scottish Government after repeatedly raising the issue with senior figures – only to receive “churned out”, dismissive responses. It comes as Bield revealed it was in "advanced discussions" about handing over four care homes in Edinburgh, Fife and Jedburgh to new providers … [Read more...] about Plans to close care homes across Scotland are ‘barbaric’, say families
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A Banbury care home will host a free event for families caring for those living with dementia to learn more about the disease. Renowned dementia specialist, Dr Nori Graham, will be visiting Highmarket House on North Bar Place on Thursday, January 18 between 2pm and 4pm. Dr Graham will give a talk to help people understand what it is like to live with dementia. There will also be support and practical advice on what dementia is and how memories are lost, as well as useful tips on how to overcome communication barriers. After the event there will be a Q&A session and a chance to talk with the home’s dementia champion Sally Matthews who has recently received a Dignity in Care Award. There will also be an opportunity to meet the team at Highmarket House, as well as take a closer look at the care home. Highmarket House manager, Julia Hedley, said: “Here at Highmarket House we strongly believe professional knowledge, insight and shared experiences can make a real … [Read more...] about Banbury care home to give free dementia talk
A care home has made moves to help its residents and guests step up to the New Year fitness challenge. People who live and visit Yohden Care Complex in Blackhall Colliery can take advantage of their own private gym with the launch of an on-site fitness suite. The kit was unveiled at a celebration event, where they were invited to try out the equipment, as well as the first physiotherapy class, which will feature in the regular classes hosted at the home. Bosses of the venue have designed a programme based on varied needs of those joining in the sessions, which are open to younger adults with physical disabilities as well as the elderly. The facilities were set up after the centre’s leaders looked into how physical activity can help people live longer and offer a range of health benefits, including mental wellbeing, better sleep, increased self confidence and a boost to brain function to prevent memory loss. Care manager Maxine Lee said: “We are delighted to have opened the … [Read more...] about Care home sets up its own gym to help residents and guest keep fit
PUBLISHED: 10:28 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:28 10 January 2018 Thomas Chapman Stradbroke court residential home, Lowestoft. Archant © 2011 A care home is set to begin running specialist sessions to assist people with early onset dementia. Stradbroke Court, situated on Green Drive in Lowestoft, will unveil its very own memory cafe programme on Friday, January 19 at 2pm, in a special ceremony to be attended by Waveney MP Peter Aldous. Cafes of this kind are designed to offer those suffering with dementia - as well as their families, carers and friends - a place to have an informal chat, cup of coffee and cake, whilst seeking advice, receiving support and participating in activities. The sessions will be overseen by the home’s care manager Dawn Bunter, who is a qualified dementia care coach with 20 years of dementia care experience, alongside a number of other specialist staff members. Stradbroke Court will host its walk-in memory cafe events on the last Friday of … [Read more...] about Care home to unveil support sessions for people suffering with dementia
Cocktails were flowing at a Hastings care home bringing back special memories for former nightclub manager and 72 year old resident Cherie Pasch. Residents, family members and staff were invited to the event at Hastings Court care home on The Ridge, hosted by manager Georgina Gamble, where they could enjoy a ‘1066 Sunset’ and ‘Hastings Punch’. The cocktail night encouraged reminiscence about evenings out and holidays abroad for many residents - but particularly Cherie Pasch who owned nine nightclubs in and around Hastings in the 1960s and ‘70s. “I was so excited when I knew this was happening,” said Cherie, who had her red hair dye topped up especially for the occasion. “I still love a good party, although I can’t do it until two in the morning anymore! I didn’t think you could do this is in a care home, I loved it.” Hastings Court is a purpose built, 80 bed care home providing person-centred residential, nursing and … [Read more...] about Who’s up for cocktails at my care home asks ex club owner Cherie?