Caring Times Extra

Care home nurses gather to celebrate clinical excellence

Caring Times, February 2018

Care home nurses from across the South have come together for a team conference focused on learning and the pursuit of clinical excellence.

More than 60 registered... Read More »

Care funding hotchpotch

Caring Times, February 2018

Responses to a Freedom of Information request to local authorities have revealed a worrying postcode lottery of care, Royal London revealed in mid-December.

The insurance company sent... Read More »

People are living longer but are not planning for future care needs

Caring Times, February 2018

Seven in 10 of those aged over 75 have not given long-term care any thought, according to the Just Care Report 2017 as ageing population raises... Read More »

Bradford care Association builds its membership

Caring Times, February 2018

Three years since it was founded with the aim of promoting the very best quality care in the Bradford District, Bradford Care Association (BCA) now counts... Read More »

Call for insurance costs to be cut for care homes with cameras

Caring Times, February 2018

The cost of insurance for care home operators could be slashed by installing CCTV, according to Philip Scott of pioneering safety organisation Care Protect.

Mr Scott is... Read More »

MP praises staff for their thoughtfulness and devotion

Caring Times, January 2018

Staff at a Hastings care home have been praised by the town’s MP for their “thoughtfulness” and dedication to caring for residents.

Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary... Read More »

PR group launches Facebook community for care providers

Caring Times, January 2018

The first exclusive and private Facebook community to enable owners, CEOs and senior managers of residential care and nursing homes to share best practice has been... Read More »

Autumn Budget was ‘a missed opportunity’

Caring Times, January 2018

A common criticism by care providers, organisations representing older people and social care thinktanks, was that the Chancellor’s omission of social care from the Government’s Autumn... Read More »

Which? report identifies areas of poor care home provision

Caring Times, January 2018

An investigation by consumer watchdog Which? has found that some parts of the country have more than half of their care home beds in homes rated... Read More »

Crowd funder eyes care home sector

Caring Times, January 2018

Crowd Bonds, a type of debt-based crowdfunding, are gaining traction in the healthcare investment sector with a particular focus on high quality care homes, according to... Read More »

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