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Care home managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of residential care homes. They oversee all activities within the home and make sure the quality of the service and care provided meets the National Minimum Standards for their type of home. If you've got strong people skills, and would like…
Belfast Central Mission (BCM) is planning to build a Dementia and Nursing Care Home in Millisle. BCM will submit a planning application in the next few weeks for the project on the former Childhaven site. The home is intended to offer 24-hour residential and nursing care, with 64 ensuite rooms…
A care manager at a religious retreat trawled social networking sites looking for stories about the elderly nuns she looked after, a professional hearing has heard. Marie Sloan, 57, worked at the Sisters of Loreto retreat in Llandudno for four years but was sacked in 2012. The Nursing and Midwifery…
A care home for the elderly in Glasgow which received damning reports from inspectors is to close after its owners were unable to make improvements. Torbrae Care Home was issued with a formal improvement notice by the Care Inspectorate over failings in quality of care, management and staffing. Amore Care,…
Mahon Hall Care Home in County Armagh has achieved silver standard PEARL accreditation as a specialist dementia care provider, after staff successfully completed a rigorous training programme culminating in an unannounced inspection of the home. PEARL (Positively Enhancing and Enriching Residents’ Lives) was developed by leading independent health and social…
Almost half of care homes funded by Derby City Council are failing to meet national standards, according to a damning report. And nearly a quarter are failing in some way to protect their residents from harm. The report, by new health watchdog Healthwatch Derby, focuses on publicly funded care homes…
Police investigating four deaths at a private care home have submitted a report to the procurator fiscal. The development follows a joint investigation by Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the deaths at Edinburgh's Bupa-run Pentland Hill nursing home. A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Following a…
A nurse who lied about her qualifications to land a job as a care home manager was exposed when an anonymous letter was sent to her bosses, a hearing was told today. Gabriela Davidescu claimed she worked as a nurse for two agencies between 2003 and 2007 on her application…
The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry is due to begin investigating claims of child abuse in residential homes and borstals today. The Statutory Inquiry part of the investigation will cover allegations made during a period of 73 years, from 1922 to 1995. Over 400 people contacted the inquiry with claims…
Weak and inadequate management led to the 'gratuitous sport' of mistreatment of elderly dementia sufferers at a nursing home, a judge has said. Residents at Hillcroft nursing home in Slyne-with-Hest, Lancaster, were mocked, bullied and tormented because they would have no memory of the abuse. One man had his foot…
Thirty two residents of a Denbighshire care home have been temporarily moved to other accommodation following a fire at the building. Hafod Y Green, in Trefnant, near Denbigh, was evacuated after a fire was reported on the third floor shortly after 17:30 GMT on Monday. Some residents have gone to…
A care home in the Borders has agreed not to admit any new residents until it tackles a list of 25 requirements and improvements. The Care Inspectorate's most recent inspection at Galashiels Nursing Home found a number of failures. It described care and support and the environment as "unsatisfactory" and…