Will drinking alcohol reduce your risk of dementia?

People who don’t drink any alcohol in middle age may be at a greater risk of dementia later in their life, research has suggested. But will drinking alcohol reduce your risk of dementia? We look behind the headlines. Researchers have found that not drinking alcohol in mid-life is associated with a higher risk of dementia. The study, …

Nursing Times – Care home nursing staff in Wales to be offered free flu jab

Care home staff in Wales will be eligible for free flu vaccinations from this winter, the Welsh government has announced. There were 42 flu outbreaks in Welsh care homes during the winter, accounting for 60% of the total outbreaks in Wales. While care home residents have high rates of flu vaccination, the immunisation rate among …

190 mile walk for Contact the Elderly

Good luck to Gregg and Will raising funds for a fantastic cause! A PAIR of dedicated fundraisers will walk 190 miles across Scotland next month. Gregg Morrish and Will Ayling will trek from just outside Glasgow to Inverness raising money for Contact The Elderly Thurrock. The pair have already raised more than £1,000 and will …

Bromsgrove care home deputy manager recognised for her achievements in nursing

THE DEPUTY manager of a Bromsgrove care home has been invited to Buckingham Palace after being recognised for her achievements in nursing. Faye Upton, who works at St John’s Court, will attend a reception on March 14 for those engaged in Front Line Nursing in the United Kingdom which will be in the presence of …

Resident says ‘Mum’ for the first time in 24 years

Source: Carehome.co.uk A care home in Essex, which helped a resident with complex behavioural needs learn to talk after 24 years, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Beacon House, a five-bedroom home, was awarded the highest possible rating in December, with inspectors praising the committed staff who ‘always go the extra …

Our thoughts are with those effected by the Fire At Woodlands View Care Home In Stevenage

Source: thecareuk.com One man has died, and another resident is critically injured following a fire and explosion at a Hertfordshire care home. Emergency crews were called to the blaze at Woodlands View care home in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, at 16:30 GMT on Saturday February 3. Hertfordshire County Council said there had been a “minor explosion” caused …

A smashing review from Grace who we placed as a Care Home Manager

2S recruitment were fundamental in securing my current role as a Care Home Manager. Sue took the time to talk to me to find out what I was looking for and my suitability to the role. She has an honest approach and is committed to both the agent and client. Sue kept me updated every …