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Google helps out at home…

Lambwood Heights Care Home has introduced Google devices so their residents can video call their loved ones. Winnie (pictured) was one of the lucky residents to receive a free Google Nest smart speaker and display, so that she can call her daughter Margaret from the comfort of her own bedroom whenever she likes. Her daughter [...]read moreGoogle helps out at home…

Eurovision song contest winner entertains…

Nicky Stevens, from Brotherhood of Man, the 1976 winners of the Euro competition, has become the new companionship team member at Amberwood House in Dorset. Like many entertainers, Nicky and the band had to stop gigging due to the pandemic, which is when she spotted the ad to be an entertainer and companion at the [...]read moreEurovision song contest winner entertains…

Interactive tech for residents…

The wellbeing of residents at Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme nursing home is being enhanced with the arrival of this state of the art interactive technology. They can learn to play the piano, create beautiful paintings, try out the quizzes and even ‘visit’ landmarks from their holidays abroad! Another great example of a care home that’s focused on [...]read moreInteractive tech for residents…

Amazing award for care home CEO…

Amazing news for a care home CEO who’s been awarded an MBE for her services to healthcare in 2021! Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald is the CEO of Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare. She received the prestigious award thanks to her work in running 46 care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in recognition of her successful [...]read moreAmazing award for care home CEO…

Compassion fatigue..?

It’s a common problem for carers and is caused by emotional and physical exhaustion which leads to a diminished ability to empathize or feel compassion for others. Find out if you’re suffering from it by taking this questionnaire @ https://lnkd.in/d9xTpRG If you think you are, here’s some tips that could help. 🔹 Limit the amount of [...]read moreCompassion fatigue..?

New Years honours award…

A charity care worker has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) by the Queen! 🥳 This New Years Honour has been given to Healthcare Assistant Emrys Owen, who has supported veterans for 40 years and received the award due to his services during COVID-19. He’s worked for the Royal Star & Garter since 1982, loves his [...]read moreNew Years honours award…

Care home managers award…

A care home manager has the won the award for England’s top nurse! Care home manager Martyn Davies, who owns and manages Urmston Manor residential home in Manchester, was given the Chief Nursing Officer Award after transforming the care home from ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’ Care Quality Commission status in 12 months. He’s lived in the [...]read moreCare home managers award…

Pay rises for care workers..?

Pay rises for care workers are being fought for as former care ministers back care providers, unions and doctors in urging the chancellor to urgently increase wages. It’s been found there are more than 800,000 care workers who are paid less than the real living wage, which is half of the national care workforce. With [...]read morePay rises for care workers..?

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