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Care home days were ‘the best years of my Mum’s life’

Posted on February 27th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off

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Speaking at the My Home Life conference in Wales in late February, a South Wales woman described her mother’s days living at a Porthcawl care home as ‘the best years of my Mum’s life’.

Marianne Manser’s mother Morfydd Jones had dementia, and moved to live to the Masonic Care Home in Porthcawl in May 2007.

“Mum never wanted to go into a care home,” said Marianne. “She used to say ‘they are all full of older people sitting around sleeping’

“When her memory started to deteriorate and it was becoming more obvious that despite homecare, it wasn’t enough to keep her safe at home.

“The Masonic Care Home was home – mum’s home. We struck gold! I was told that I could come and go as I pleased, visiting Mum whenever I wanted.

“She was very happy there – the staff treated her … Read More »


New regulatory law in Wales focuses on accountability of senior officers

Posted on February 26th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off

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Care home owners will become more accountable for their services under a new law designed to strengthen the protection of children and adults and improve the quality of care and support in Wales.

The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill was put before the National Assembly for Wales by health and social services minister Mark Drakeford in late February.

The Bill introduced a new model of regulation, which will allow regulators to press for improvement across one care setting site or across a provider’s entire range of services – including care homes – if deemed necessary. It will make it easier for the regulator to act where care is considered beyond repair and, if necessary, cancel the registration of those providers, services and settings which fail to implement improvements. It also includes stronger penalties for certain offences.

Mr Drakeford … Read More »


HC-One offers nurses jobs on-the-spot

Posted on February 23rd, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off

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HC-One, the UK’s third biggest care home provider, will recruitment events in Bolton in early March, with candidates able to leave with a job on the same day.

Following two successful ‘Discovery Events’ in Northwich in February, HC-One will run two half-day events in Bolton specifically designed to cut out the all-too-familiar drawn out recruitment processes, and periods of uncertainty for candidates.

Each of the sessions in Bolton will seek to recruit nurses for Meadow Bank House and Four Seasons care homes, both in the Bolton area. On the day, potential candidates will have the opportunity to meet HC-One’s operations directors and the home managers of each of the homes. They will also receive tours of the homes and meet each homes’ staff and residents, before having an interview and short assessment.

Successful candidates will be offered a job on the … Read More »





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