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Life as a Care Assistant

A care assistant, is someone who works within social care, to provide care and support to those who need it; there are paid care roles, in different sectors of social care, including elderly and mental health. A carer and/or young carer, is where a person provides care for a family member or friend, without which they would not be able [...]

What is Dementia?

Dementia, according to the NHS, is a ‘syndrome’ associated with the decline of brain functioning through progressive conditions. It works by damaging brain cells in so messages cannot be sent to and from the brain efficiently, preventing normal body function.   Alzheimer’s Society states that roughly 850,000 people in the UK have dementia; 1 [...]

The Luxury Care Home Guide 2020

  The Luxury Care Home Guide UK by Knight Frank, for 2020 has very recently been released and they have listed the car omes and care villages that their panel of judges believe to be ‘luxury’, based on the categories ‘design and luxury’. The guide has been stated by Julian Evans, the Head of Healthcare [...]

Provider announced for new care home in Shirley

PrimeLife has been announced as the new provider to run Solihull Council’s new dementia care home, due to open in Shirley this autumn. The 60-bed modern, purpose built care home, is under construction on land just off Tanworth Lane adjacent to a medical centre. It will meet the needs of the increasing number of older people in the borough, [...]
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Kirklees Dignity Day

To celebrate dignity action day, Kirklees care home hosted a coffee afternoon with dancing.
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Audrey's Coffee at The Mount

Audrey Hinch hosted a coffee afternoon at The Mount care home. This was something she wanted to organise as part of her 2019 goals.
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The Mount Celebrates Dignity in Action Day

February 1st is National Dignity in Action Day where dignity and respect for all is celebrated. Residents and staff at The Mount have created a dignity tree with each stem of the tree quoting clients views about the service they receive. It is lovely to hear what our residents are saying about what they value about Prime Life and [...]
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Wellholme Burns Night

On the 25th January, Wellholme road celebrated Burns Night – a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns. Wellholme’s celebration included a poem written by one of the residents, pictured below.