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A war for talent among the premium providers of elderly care is driving salaries to new heights, according to healthcare experts LaingBuisson. Findings in a consultancy report published by the healthcare researcher has shown that many new build care home facilities are paying base salaries in excess of £60,000 per…
A care home that has been repeatedly told to clean up its act has been criticised by care inspectors again – after they found bottles of alcohol lying near residents. Mowat Court Care Home in Stonehaven came under fire from the Care Inspectorate following the death of Gladys Burr, who…
Are older people in care homes missing out on quality time with staff because workers are preoccupied with paperwork? Care homes have to regularly complete more than 100 separate items of paperwork, often duplicating the same information, this study found. Researchers visited care homes and spoke to staff who felt…
Scotland's social care watchdog, the Care Inspectorate, has criticised the quality of care provided to residents at a care home in Midlothian. Pittendreich Care Home in Lasswade was graded as 1, unsatisfactory, for quality of care following an unannounced inspection. It is the second inspection in a row which found…
The Western Health Trust has been forced to apologise to eleven families of severely disabled adults who were subjected to verbal and physical abuse while in their care at Ralphs Close on the Gransha complex in Derry. The Trust have accepted that 22 of 45 allegations made in anonymous correspondence…
A former council care home has been re-opened after being bought by a consortium of North Staffordshire doctors. However, St Michael’s Care Centre in Chell will no longer be specialising in rehabilitation for patients leaving hospital and needing a few extra weeks to recover – as had initially been planned.…
A former care home manager who stole more than £3,000 from a resident has been ordered to carry out unpaid work. Carol Duncan, 51, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing after previously admitting stealing £3,600. The former care home manager at Maryfield East Care Home in the city used…
Care home provider, Executive Care, has strengthened its management team and is recruiting heavily as the group undertakes a major corporate review. The 27-home group, based in the North East, recently announced two senior appointments including new executive chairman Simon Harrison. Harrison is a qualified nurse and has extensive knowledge…
More work is needed to improve care services at a private nursing home previously threatened with closure, according to inspectors. A specialist team found progress had been made at Edinburgh's Bupa-run Pentland Hill nursing home but called for standards to be raised more quickly. Police have submitted a report to…
Ceredigion Council has announced that it is going to temporarily close Awel Deg Residential Home in Llandysul. As a result of problems in the staffing of the home the number of residents has over time fallen to seven. And now the Council felt it was in the best interests of…
An East Lothian care home has been told to make urgent changes after "serious concerns" were raised at an inspection. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal "improvement notice" on Tyneholm Stables Care Home in Pencaitland after an unannounced inspection. The notice lists 12 areas of concern the home must…
A care home nurse who worked at a County Antrim care home has been found guilty of failing to investigate allegations of abuse against five residents. Katherine McCall worked at Cherry Tree House nursing home in Carrickfergus between 2007 and 2011. She appeared at a disciplinary hearing of the Nursing…