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Increase in Search for Care Homes after Christmas

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Research has shown that there is a 40% increase in numbers of elderly people being put into care homes following the Christmas period. Reasons for this surge may be related to family members who are not in regular contact with elderly relatives realising the extent of their needs and infirmity while spending time with them… read full article

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Advice on Financing Elderly Care

The population of older people has increased drastically over the last few decades, as has the proportion of elderly home owners, resulting in a larger number of people who do not qualify for assistance paying for elderly care fees.  The solution for many is to sell their home in order to pay for care, though… read full article

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Northamptonshire NHS Advises Flu Jabs for Elderly Residents

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Elderly people in Northamptonshire and across the country are being advised to get a free flu jab to protect them from illness over the winter. At least 40,000 patients have already had the vaccine this year and NHS representatives are urging anyone over the age of 65 to contact their GP and arrange an appointment.… read full article

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Advice on Choosing a Care Home

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Much like you’d spend time over buying or renting a new home, or picking a hotel for a holiday, deciding on the right care home depends on many personal factors and preferences. My Care My Home was specifically set up to be an independent and objective organisation which provides listings and details of care providers… read full article

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Sensory Woodland Walks for Care Home Residents with Dementia

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The Woodland Trust has teamed up with Barchester Healthcare to provide care home residents with dementia with sensory experiences on local woodland walks. The initiative is thought to be unique in the elderly care sector, aiming to promote activity and sensory exploration for people with dementia living in care homes, enabling them to connect with… read full article

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My Care My Home in the Summer Edition of The Oldie

Look out for us in the summer edition of The Oldie! My Care My Home is featured in this fantastic magazine, which is on sale now. Also in this edition: “Peter Lewis brings us tales of the paranormal; John McGarry on what not to take through Israeli airport security; Melanie McFadyean investigates the curious under-reporting of… read full article

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Why Independence is an Important Part of Elderly Care

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Anyone receiving care and support will value independence highly, as it brings with it dignity, control, self-esteem, and fulfilment. When caring for an elderly person, whether at home or in a care facility such as an assisted living apartment or nursing home, independence is key to ensuring happiness and quality of life. When independence is… read full article

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Northampton Care Home’s Award-Winning End of Life Care

Symphony Care Home in Queens Park Parade, Northampton has won the national Gold Standard Framework certificate for providing a high quality of end of life care. This is the highest standard of award available within the framework and the care home had spent two years working towards this accomplishment, according to Derren Weeks, manager of… read full article

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Protesters aim to oppose Northampton care home expansion proposals

A proposal to extend Broomhill care home in Spratton to almost six times its existing size may face opposition from protesters who claim they have “very strong grounds” for a judicial review of the plans. Daventry District Council approved plans to expand the home to accommodate an additional 84 beds in March but opponents are… read full article

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Leicester council announces the closure and sale of eight care homes

Leicester council has announced plans to sell or close eight care homes in the area. Growing demand for domiciliary care has led to low numbers of care home residents and forced a “touch decision” to be made.  160 people currently reside in the care homes targeted for closure and will have to find care elsewhere… read full article

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