Bupa newsroom (aged care)

2019
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March
2019
Currently Home Manger at Bupa’s The Arkley care home, Sarah Mair is the first to admit that it hasn’t always been an easy journey. However, thanks to the support of her colleagues and the opportunity to learn on the job, Sarah’s become one of Bupa’s ...
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March
2019
Star of The X Factor Andy Abraham visited Bupa care homes in Sheffield and Huddersfield to surprise residents ahead of their 100th birthdays. ...
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28
February
2019
A Surrey care home has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the regulator – the highest outcome possible – placing it amongst the top 3% of care homes in England. ...
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February
2019
Residents and staff at an Oxford care home were delivered a surprise treat by their local radio station as part of a celebration of acts of kindness. ...
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12
February
2019
A pair of lovestruck 95-year-olds are celebrating their 75th Valentine’s Day as a married couple, and say the secret to relationship success is working together, as well as surrounding yourself with family. ...
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24
January
2019
How much can the young and old teach each other? That’s the question being asked as a luxury retirement village opens its doors to a group of nine and 10-year-olds. ...
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18
January
2019
A Battersea couple recreated their wedding ceremony, complete with stag and hen dos, as part of their 57th wedding anniversary earlier this month. ...
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15
January
2019
Managers at a luxury retirement village in Evesham have announced plans to recruit more than 100 local jobs. Richmond Wood Norton is set to open its doors in March, with the team recruiting for a range of full and part time roles across the care, hos...
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2018
31
December
2018
As we approach the end of 2018, it’s the perfect time to celebrate all of the wonderful things we’ve achieved for our residents this year. ...
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24
December
2018
While Christmas is a time that will see many people clocking off from work, colleagues at care homes across the UK will be in during the festive period to ensure residents and their visitors have a perfect Christmas. ...
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20
December
2018
Following a nationwide search, Sunnyview House in Leeds has been named Bupa UK’s Care Home of the Year 2018. ...
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19
December
2018
Bupa care homes across the UK will be opening their doors on Christmas Day to ensure no elderly person has to spend Christmas alone. ...
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November
2018
A retirement village in Cheshire has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ for its domiciliary care after a visit from regulators, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The inspection report puts Richmond Nantwich - part of Bupa - amongst the top 3% of home care ...
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09
November
2018
100-year-old war veteran John Geddes has warned memories of war are “slipping from living history” and urged young people to keep the tradition of remembrance alive. ...
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15
October
2018
A Poole care home has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the regulator, placing it amongst the top 3% best run homes in England. ...
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05
October
2018
Picking things up from the floor, opening jars and getting up and down the stairs have emerged as the everyday tasks which are more likely to become harder the older you get. ...
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02
October
2018
Bupa Southlands in Harrogate arranged a ‘Jazz Night’ for John Trevor Lee, a 78-year-old resident and keen Jazz lover, who can no longer attend Jazz events outside the home due to his fear of falling. ...
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October
2018
1 October is the International Day of Older Persons – which recognises and celebrates the contribution older men and women make to society, while also raising awareness of the needs and challenges faced by many older people. ...
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28
September
2018
Members of Bupa UK were delighted to attend the British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards this week, where Bupa's online dementia information was commended. ...
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28
September
2018
There are currently 850,000 dementia patients in the UK, set to rise to one million by 2025 and two million by 2051. Despite the rising prevalence of the condition, research from Bupa found that over a quarter of Brits (28%) don’t feel they know enou...
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28
September
2018
With dementia affecting more and more of us, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of books, TV programmes and films exploring the topic. In time for World Alzheimer's Month, Bupa UK has launched a new page on its Dementia Hub giving some examples t...
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September
2018
At Hearts & Minds we have a long track record of using therapeutic clowning to help people with dementia overcome feelings of helplessness, isolation and anxiety. Our Elderflowers programme, launched in 2001, uses professional performance skills in m...
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September
2018
Right now in the UK, there are around 850,000 people living with dementia. That’s already a huge number but, as the population ages, it’s one that’s going to steadily increase. The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that it’ll reach one million by 2025, a...
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21
September
2018
For World Alzheimer’s Day today, 21 September, our experts from the UK and Australia share what you need to know about Alzheimer's. ...
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20
September
2018
A Bupa UK care home is taking part in an extensive research trial to improve the quality of life of residents living with dementia. ...
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05
September
2018
When a resident at Richmond Village in Nantwich was missing the company of her dogs, colleagues set out to try to get local dog owners to pop in with their pets and spend time with residents. ...
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03
September
2018
I recently read the Which? report Beyond social care: keeping later life positive which looks at consumer attitudes to adult social care, and the latest Lancet Public Health study which shows that the number of elderly needing round-the-clock care is...
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August
2018
Bernard Rye took to the skies again almost 75 years after he last piloted an aircraft during the war, thanks to colleagues at his Bupa care home. The 96 year old RAF veteran was nominated for the flying experience by Zoe McCarthy, Activities Lead ...
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24
August
2018
A 96-year-old RAF hero has taken to the skies again nearly 75 years after last piloting an aircraft – thanks to staff at his care home. ...
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21
August
2018
A Bupa UK care home manager has been recognised for the positive difference she makes to everyone around her with her attitude, commitment and expertise. ...
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