Category Archives: Residential Care

Dementia in the News again

The summer is a quiet time for news and Brexit seems to be at a standstill.   So  The Daily Mail has polished up some old news and started a campaign about the injustice of people having to sell their … Continue reading

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High Price of Dignity

Following on from my last weeks post about the under funding of Residential Care comes a contrasting viewpoint.    A headline in The Guardian —— “Scandal Of UK’s worst Care Homes Revealed”. The article reports on an investigation carried out by the … Continue reading

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Dignity be damned again !

Care homes are again in the headlines.     The Daily Mail has once again raised its campaigning banner “Dignity for the Elderly”.  It’s been a very long and wholly ineffective effort.   It started way back in 2010, when … Continue reading

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Care Home Time Bomb!

The title of this blog is taken from the front page headlines of the Daily Express on Tuesday 5th June 2018.   It’s a report from an investigation carried out by the GMB Union which investigated the level of arrears of … Continue reading

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Do we need more Care Homes ?

A recent report by Newcastle University looked at the forecast levels of frailty in the older population and reached the conclusion that there is a need for 71,000 new care home places in the next 10 years. I don’t doubt … Continue reading

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Care Home Confidence ?

At a time when lots of Care Home companies are on the verge of collapse and many homes have already closed, one company is moving in the opposite direction.      HC- One is company that grew out of the … Continue reading

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Care Home Calamity

“40% of Care homes are not fit for purpose” screams the front page of the Daily Mail on August 7th 2017 No news there then.     In fact I am surprised the figure is so low.  Most care homes … Continue reading

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