News - Innovative Care

UK's Top 10 home care providers as rated by elderly and disabled and their families

Sue Learner (17-May-17)

The UK’s Top 10 home care providers for 2017 have been chosen by older people and those with disabilities, who are currently receiving home care. homecare.co.uk, the leading home care reviews site, has collated.....

Elderly with dementia benefit from Japanese chair gymnastics

Angeline Albert (17-May-17)

If you thought rubbing your stomach and patting your head at the same time was a mindless game for kids, think again, as the country’s care homes look to embrace a Japanese import that sees chair-based gymnastics benefit people with.....

Scientists discover 'game-changing' therapy to reverse Parkinson's symptoms

Melissa McAlees (11-Apr-17)

To mark World Parkinson’s Awareness Day, new research suggests that for the first time it may be possible to reprogramme cells inside the brain to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's. Scientists have discovered.....

Stroke patients set to receive 'revolutionary' treatment to reduce risk of long-term disability

Melissa McAlees (11-Apr-17)

Thousands of stroke patients are set to benefit from an advanced emergency treatment which can significantly decrease the risk of long-term disability. Around 8,000 people per year who suffer a severe form.....

Home care boss named as 'Most Outstanding Leader in the Care Sector'

Sue Learner (27-Mar-17)

Robert Stephenson-Padron, managing director of Penrose Care, has been named as the ‘Most Outstanding Leader in the Care Sector in the UK’ at the 2016 UK Over 50s Housing Awards. Mr Stephenson-Padron, said:.....

Seventy-five-year-old 'follows his dream' and studies for pilot licence

Charley Walker (23-Mar-17)

Despite being a nervous passenger on flights, Roddy Kyle is taking control by studying to obtain a pilot’s licence 60 years after first experiencing life in a cockpit. The 75-year-old, who travelled across.....

Ruby Wax launches mental health cafes in M&S stores

Angeline Albert, News Editor (15-Mar-17)

Comedian Ruby Wax has convinced Marks & Spencer to open Frazzled Cafes in 11 of its stores to encourage members of the public to chat about their feelings. M&S Cafés will host fortnightly talking sessions.....

Home care provider Cera joins forces with Uber to cut hospital bed-blocking and get elderly out and about

Sue Learner (07-Mar-17)

Home care provider Cera, has entered into a pioneering partnership with taxi app Uber, which aims to reduce hospital bed-blocking and get housebound elderly out and about. Cera, which is backed by £1.3m in.....

'Late night training sessions' pay off as MPs win charity pancake race for second year in a row

Sue Learner, Editor (28-Feb-17)

MPs out-flipped the team of Lords and journalists in the annual Rehab Parliamentary pancake race, winning for the second year in a row. The race is the 20th year, MPs, Lords and members of the media have.....

New blood test could differentiate Parkinson's disease from similar conditions

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (10-Feb-17)

A new blood test could be the most accurate way of determining whether someone has Parkinson's disease or a condition with similar symptoms, a recent study suggests. Published in the medical journal Neurology,.....

Painting, dancing and visiting museums 'boosts wellbeing' in later life

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (08-Feb-17)

Playing the piano, singing, dancing and owning your own home boosts wellbeing in later life, new research suggests. The Wellbeing Index report, from Age UK and the University of Southampton, found that while.....

Emotionally intelligent robot plays games with elderly and keeps them active

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (12-Jan-17)

An emotionally intelligent robot has been created to help older people stay connected with their family and friends and to help them maintain a healthy level of cognitive and social activity. ElliQ, an advanced.....

Inventors battle it out with wheelchair that goes up and down steps and phone controlled by winking

Sue Learner, Editor (06-Jan-17)

Inventors working to improve the lives of people with disabilities are battling it out in a Dragons’ Den style global competition. Entries for the contest which pushes the boundaries of technology to benefit.....

Angela Rippon joins other adult social care heroes on New Year's Honours list

Angeline Albert, News Editor (03-Jan-17)

TV presenter Angela Rippon joins adult social care heroes on the New Year’s Honours list for her services to dementia care. She has received the title Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for.....

Red Cross volunteer enables people in crisis to regain independence

Sue Learner, Editor (03-Jan-17)

When Tricia Lodge, 71, retired and moved to the North Yorkshire Dales, she was keen to do something that would help others and also get her out of the house. A friend showed her a newspaper article about.....

Ninety-three year old says campaign for shops to offer seating will help keep her independent

Sue Learner, Editor (21-Dec-16)

Care provider Anchor has launched the campaign Standing Up 4 Sitting Down, to reduce loneliness and encourage older people to go out to the shops more, by increasing the amount of seating for those who need it......

Home care provider which teamed up with Women's Institute to boost dementia awareness rated Outstanding

Sue Learner, Editor (19-Dec-16)

The home care agency, Mill Farm in Market Harborough, has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and praised for being “committed about making a difference to the people they support”. Mill.....

Supermarkets urged to introduce 'slow lanes' for older people

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (28-Nov-16)

Supermarkets across the UK are being encouraged to introduce 'slow checkout lanes' to benefit older people living in isolated areas by giving them a chance to experience the 'social aspect' of shopping. Researchers.....

Prince Charles: 'Having reached this age I understand' what caring for elderly is 'all about'

Sue Learner, Editor (17-Nov-16)

Prince Charles, who has just celebrated his 68th birthday, hosted a reception at St James's Palace for care home provider, Abbeyfield Society, saying "having reached the age I have, I begin to understand exactly" what caring for the.....

Sea Hero Quest: The smartphone game helping to fight dementia

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (17-Nov-16)

Sea Hero Quest is the mobile phone game that allows its users to help contribute to dementia research each time it is played, and has become the biggest dementia study in history. Since the game launched in May, more than 2.4m.....