Sunday, February 17, 2019

Healthcare professionals need to talk about death, says report

Doctors need to get better at having frank conversations earlier with terminally ill patients or those in the final stages of life, the Royal...

Somerset Care posts loss as costs bite

Rising costs and no increases in fee rates for dementia and nursing care impacted the financial performance of Somerset Care in the...

Engie to invest in over 55s housing projects 

Energy and services company Engie is investing £15m in over 55s purpose-built housing developments to help tackle the under-provision of homes for older people...

Confusing contracts causing concern, claims Which?

Care homes are failing to provide contracts and neglecting to tell residents and their families about important terms and conditions, a Which? investigation has...

ADASS survey reveals fragility of social care market

Almost a third of councils in England have seen homecare providers close or cease trading in the last six months, according to the Association...

Depression treatment in care homes lacking resources

Treatment for depression in care homes is under resourced and lacks adequate research, with further engagement on the issue needed to understand its prevalence. Research...

InProgress: the latest care development

Berkley Care Group to grow portfolio Berkley Care Group is growing its portfolio of care homes with two additions. A development in Chartridge, Chesham in Buckinghamshire...

Cost-savings provide Marie Curie with net income boost

Cost-saving measures over the past few years have resulted in Marie Curie moving out of deficit and posting a net income of £3m, its latest...

Brighterkind care homes for sale, says report

Terra Firma has put a £225m price tag on 24 Brighterkind care homes that continue to be subject to a legal dispute, it has...
CareTech’s purchase of Cambian cleared by CMA

Net capacity boost for CareTech

Net capacity in residential and supported living at CareTech was 2,622 places at the year-end (2017: 2,534 places), a net increase of 88, its trading...