News - Innovative Care

'Outstanding' home care workers go nightclubbing with disabled

Sue Learner (02-Jan-18)

A home care service in Leicester, where staff in their own time went clubbing with a person they care for, has been rated ‘outstanding’. Community Integrated Care in Leicester cares for older people as well.....

Google Maps takes people with dementia on trip down memory lane

Melissa McAlees (06-Dec-17)

Our strongest memories are intensely tied to location. It’s no coincidence that when you think about any big memory or past event, your first thought is often “Where was I when that happened?” With the help.....

Avatar therapy 'reduces frequency of schizophrenia voices'

Michaela Chirgwin (24-Nov-17)

Experts are hopeful that an experimental new therapy using avatars could improve treatment for auditory hallucinations. Startling findings in a new study, published by the Lancet, show that the new therapy.....

Mental health: Bread making reduces anxiety and boosts happiness

Sue Learner (15-Nov-17)

Bread making has been found to have therapeutic benefits for people with mental health issues, triggering an increased sense of happiness and creativity. A report on Together We Rise: Bethlem Baking Buddies,.....

Lonely, older people to stay at care homes for free over Christmas

Melissa McAlees (14-Nov-17)

While the Christmas build-up is a time of excitement for many, for the thousands of older people living alone, it signals a countdown to the time of year when feelings of isolation and anxiety can be at their greatest. As.....

Robots to care for elderly and check if they are happy or sad

Sue Learner (16-Oct-17)

Robots are being created to help care for older people, find out if they are sad, happy or angry and check they are hydrated and have taken their medication. As well as caring for older people, researchers.....

Hospices provide more outstanding care than any other service, says CQC

Melissa McAlees (13-Oct-17)

Nine in ten hospices across England have been rated either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), ‘outstripping the performance’ of any other service. The CQC’s report titled ‘State.....

New app makes people's homes dementia friendly

Michaela Mildenhall (04-Oct-17)

An app has been created to make people’s homes more dementia friendly, with advice on how to change the light, furniture, colour contrast and reduce noise. It takes 20 minutes to assess a two-bedroom house,.....

Welsh cinemas screen dementia-friendly films to help people reconnect with memories

Melissa McAlees (05-Sep-17)

Independent cinemas and art centres in Wales are holding dementia-friendly screenings to mark World Alzheimer's Month. The screenings, which are being shown this month, encourage people with dementia to enjoy.....

homecare.co.uk steps in to help home care providers recruit staff in run up to Brexit

Sue Learner (05-Sep-17)

Home care providers are faced with having to offer home care to an increasing number of people as the population ages with more complex needs. This coupled with Brexit, which providers fear could trigger an exodus of EU home care.....

Brain training app improves memory in people with early-onset dementia

Melissa McAlees (03-Jul-17)

A brain training computer game has been shown to improve the memory in people who are in the earliest stages of dementia and could avert some symptoms of cognitive decline. Researchers from the University.....

Dad dancing with dementia gets thumbs up with daughter's Instagram posts

Angeline Albert (26-Jun-17)

Dad dancing was never cool but one daughter is showing just how funny it can be, one Instagram post at a time – revealing how a person with Alzheimer's can be humorous too. The rhythmic moves of Ray Kirton.....

Poignant film shows bewilderment and confusion felt by people with dementia

Sue Learner (09-Jun-17)

A group of seven-year-olds from a primary school in York have taken part in a new dementia film, showing children can often face the same challenges as people with dementia, but they have the advantage of having “their Mum to keep.....

Dementia care volunteer: 'Whether they remember it or not they are having fun'

Sue Learner (07-Jun-17)

Volunteers are increasingly being used in the care of people with dementia, with a new report showing they have a positive impact on those with dementia, the people who care for them and the volunteers themselves. “Whether.....

Police urge families to use GPS trackers to keep people with dementia safe

Melissa McAlees (25-May-17)

Families are being urged by the Metropolitan Police Service to give relatives with dementia a GPS tracker so they can easily be found. When a person with dementia gets lost, it causes anxiety and fear in.....

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:.....