Choosing This Year’s Wines

Choosing This Year’s Wines

The residents at Priors Mead could be forgiven for thinking they weren’t in a care home.

On Thursday 18th April, Majestic Wine are giving a wine tasting for the residents and their guests. As you might expect, this is normally a rather jolly affair, with much debate as to which are the best, and for a reason. Read More >

Unique birthday celebration

Unique birthday celebration

One of our clients turned a rather impressive 105 years of age recently. She may have had a letter from the Queen, but no doubt this blog post was the real ‘Happy Birthday’ she was after!

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For quality care go private

For quality care go private

By: Nick Bruce

At first glance the impact of whether a homecare provider works for both the State and private clients may not be apparent, until your service goes wrong. However, there are compelling reasons why those providers who try to serve two masters seldom please either one.

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Does Care Home Size Matter?

Does Care Home Size Matter?

To look at the ever-growing size of modern care homes you could be forgiven for believing that size is important, but for whom?

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Choosing the right care

Choosing the right care

By: Nick Bruce

For a subject that most of us put off thinking about until we have no alternative, choosing the right care for our needs can be bewildering. Below is an insider’s personal view of the market which may help you to sort the wheat from the chaff.

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Why small is beautiful

Why small is beautiful

By: Nick Bruce

The challenge of funding elderly care is very much in the headlines and has led to ever ‐ larger omnicare facilities catering for clients with often radically different needs as a way to minimise costs. Whilst omnicare facilities are often lauded as a ‘home for life’, what receives rather less attention is the considerable research that reinforces that, when it comes to both quality and quantity of life, smaller homes who specialise win hands down.

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The transition to residential care

The transition to residential care

By: Nick Bruce

Any move is stressful regardless of our age, but when we are elderly it can be a traumatic experience with the potential to adversely affect the person’s health unless handled well. This article explores the issues that impact on whether a transition is successful or not, and how we address them in our two care homes.

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