Blog

Each month, we will be sharing a range of stories, information and opinion on topics relating to older people. We would love you to get involved in these discussions so please do log on and post your comments and questions. If you have suggestions for future blog posts, please get in touch.

Confronting a diagnosis of dementia,

Confronting a diagnosis of dementia

I used to live in Pimlico, London with my wife. I still live there now, by myself.

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Carole Sawyers, Chief Executive

Forging links with the local community

Care Home Open Day is a national event taking place this year on Friday 16 June.

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Sandra (Volunteer),

A Two-Way Street

As a volunteer, you can play a vital role in providing a friendly environment where members have fun, make friends and feel welcome.

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Niki Richards, Head of Care Services

Hats off to nurses everywhere!

International Nurses Day

In honour of International Nurses Day I wanted to take time to celebrate all the good things that the nurses I work with do everyday to make our residents’ days well lived.

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Understanding what makes people tick

International Nurses Day

Understanding what makes people tick means I can manage and respond to residents’ needs and care for them better.

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Jonny Roberts,

How is it that when I left school, all I ever wanted to be was an architect and I ended up nursing?

International Nurses Day

I feel incredibly proud to be a mental health nurse and one of the very many hardworking and committed nurses caring for vulnerable people in the world today.

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Charlie Prestidge, Nurse

The best of both worlds

International Nurses Day

Hand on heart, I’ve genuinely got the best work/life balance – I’m happy at work and I’m happy at home.

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Edwin Ingleton, Head of Club Services

10 tips for avoiding loneliness

With over one million older people in the UK reporting that they are chronically lonely, loneliness is a major challenge for our country. Edwin Ingleton shares his top 10 tips for avoiding loneliness.

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The important role of a home manager

I was never a very musically talented person, but I have learned to appreciate the skills of the conductor of an orchestra. “What has this to do with being a care home manager?” I hear you ask. Good question!

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Elaine Warriner, Marketing and Communications Manager

Welcome to our new blog

We are very excited to be launching our new blog. Each month, we will be sharing a range of stories, information and opinion on topics relating to older people.

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