Home Care News

Lancashire's 'Songaminute Man' releases debut album for World Alzheimer's Day

Melissa McAlees (21-Sep-17)

Viral singing sensation Teddy Mac, also known as 'The Songaminute Man', is releasing his debut album to mark World Alzheimer’s day and to help raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. The 81-year-old, who was.....

99 per cent of patients with later stage dementia not receiving specialist end of life care

Michaela Mildenhall (19-Sep-17)

Nearly 99 per cent of all people with advanced dementia are not receiving adequate specialist care services, according to a recent research report. The study conducted by Marie Curie Palliative Care Research.....

Dementia-friendly visiting hours at Leicester hospitals inspired by 'John's Campaign'

Michaela Mildenhall (18-Sep-17)

Hospitals in Leicester have introduced new visiting hours designed to ‘improve the experience of people with dementia’. Based on a scheme called ‘Stay with Me’, it is part of the wider ‘John’s campaign’.....

Nearly half of all patients who break hips 'not receiving best practice care'

Michaela Mildenhall (15-Sep-17)

Two in five patients are at increased risk of ending up in a home because of treatment delays after breaking their hips, according to a report by The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD). The report data,.....

Care professionals hope to raise thousands on Care Workers Charity bike ride

Sue Learner (15-Sep-17)

A group of up to 40 cyclists, made up of people working in the care sector, are taking part in a 78 mile cycle ride in a bid to raise £30,000 for the Care Workers Charity. The CWC Cycle Challenge takes place.....

Monty Python star takes part in 'dementia walk' one year on from diagnosis

Michaela Mildenhall (14-Sep-17)

Monty Python star Terry Jones put his best foot forward and joined in with over 3,500 other walkers at the Alzheimer’s Society’s London ‘Memory Walk’, one year on from being diagnosed with a rare form of dementia. The.....

PM: 'Not fair' for UN to say Government doesn't help disabled

Angeline Albert (13-Sep-17)

Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to defend her Government’s disability rights record in Parliament, taking to the dispatch box to reject as ‘not fair’ the UN’s view of disability rights in the UK as a https://www.homecare.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1587567/UN-concerned-by-Britains-backwards-stance-on-disability-rights|‘human.....

Theatre 'giant' Sir Peter Hall dies after long battle with dementia

Michaela Mildenhall (13-Sep-17)

Visionary British theatre director Sir Peter Hall has passed away aged 86, at University College Hospital, surrounded by his family. The Royal Shakespeare Company founder and former National Theatre director.....

Home care leader calls for care workers to be treated 'with greater respect'

Michaela Mildenhall (13-Sep-17)

The chair of the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has urged Government ministers to treat those in the homecare sector with "greater respect". Mike Padgham who is stepping down as chair, made.....

Retinal imaging eye test could detect early Frontotemporal dementia

Sue Learner (12-Sep-17)

Scientists think they have discovered a simple way of diagnosing Frontotemporal dementia, through a retinal imaging test. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.....

Brexit: Lords investigate if UK citizens will still get free healthcare in EU

Sue Learner (12-Sep-17)

The House of Lords is holding an inquiry into whether British citizens travelling and living in the EU will still get free healthcare after Brexit. Britain’s main Brexit negotiator David Davis recently announced.....

Nine out of 10 elderly drivers afraid of losing independence without licence

Michaela Mildenhall (12-Sep-17)

Almost half of drivers aged 70 and over fear they would lose their identity if they didn’t drive, according to a survey. Some 91 per cent of older drivers believe they would lose their independence if.....

People in Wales have poorest access to specialist mental health care

Sue Learner (11-Sep-17)

Welsh people have the poorest access to psychiatric care, compared to people in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. New research by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows there are huge inequalities.....

Darth Vader actor 'bows out' of public appearances due to demands of dementia

Melissa McAlees (08-Sep-17)

David Prowse, the man behind the mask of Star Wars villain Darth Vadar, has announced he will no longer make personal appearances or attend fan conventions due to health problems. The 82-year-old actor, who.....

Brexit leak: Home care leader 'pessimistic' UK workforce will meet social care needs

Melissa McAlees (07-Sep-17)

The numbers of low-skilled EU migrants are to be slashed following Brexit, according to a leaked Home Office paper, but a leading voice from the home care sector has warned a ‘perfect storm’ will ensue in the labour market. The.....

Special Olympics stars beat thousands of contestants to win top medals

Michaela Mildenhall (06-Sep-17)

Two residents at a care home in Lockerbie have won a trio of medals at this summer’s Special Olympics in Sheffield, competing against over 2,700 other contestants. One hundred metres champion Richard and long jumper and shot put.....

Over 50's urged to lower heart age 'before it is too late'

Melissa McAlees (04-Sep-17)

One in ten 50-year-old men have a heart age a decade older than they are, increasing their risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke, new research suggests. The discovery that ‘60 is the new 50’ for the male.....

UN concerned by Britain's 'backwards' stance on disability rights

Angeline Albert (01-Sep-17)

Britain’s approach to the rights of disabled people has been described as a ‘human catastrophe’ by the UN Committee on disability rights. ‘Human catastrophe’ The committee, which.....

Baby boomers' heavy drinking causes 'alarming' rise in hospital admissions

Melissa McAlees (25-Aug-17)

Alcohol and drug misuse among the over 50s is on the rise, with the number of people receiving treatment in hospital expected to double by 2020, new research suggests. Experts say ‘urgent action’ is needed.....

#MakeFredFamous: 91-year-old becomes internet sensation with birthday selfie

Melissa McAlees (22-Aug-17)

A 91-year-old man from Burntwood has become a social media sensation after a photograph of him celebrating his birthday went viral. Fred Wright took a selfie celebrating his birthday when he attended the.....