Staff in care homes with older adult residents in England may be required to have a Covid-19 vaccine to protect residents from the virus under government proposals.
Care home residents are being “effectively barred” from voting in person in next month’s local elections due to government guidance on Covid self-isolation, according to the National Care Forum (NCF).
More than a third of care home managers are considering leaving the sector after working through the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey by workforce management technology provider Florence.
The number of weekly care home resident deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales have fallen to double-digit levels for the first time since early October.
The April edition of The Care Home Environment magazine has been published and is now available to read online.
US outfit PGIM Real Estate has entered into a joint venture with Signature Senior Lifestyle to develop and operate a portfolio of later living properties in and around Greater London and south-east England.
Care UK has been unveiled as the only care home provider in the country to be shortlisted for its dedication to employee training and development at the UK Employee Experience Awards.
The Scottish government has admitted that it failed to take the "right precautions" when discharging patients from hospitals into care homes during the first wave of the Covid pandemic.
A system that provides proof of vaccination of care home staff is to be piloted at Barchester Healthcare this month.
Care home resident deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales fell by 23 per cent on the previous week, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.
Later living outfit McCarthy Stone has lined up around £200m of financing from John Laing and Macquarie Capital for the development of its retirement property rental portfolio.
Leading housebuilder Galliard Homes has formed a venture with construction contractor O’Shea and Probitas Developments to enter the later living market.
John’s Campaign has launched a legal challenge to a blanket ban on visits out of care homes by residents aged over 65 and the requirement for those who are permitted to leave the care home to self-isolate for 14 days on their return.
A Scottish study led by a University of Dundee academic is to examine the “disproportionate” effect of Covid-19 on care homes.
Care home residents in England will be able to receive two visitors indoors from Monday 12 April as the government eases Covid restrictions.
Hallmark Care Homes is to host a virtual event later this month to formally introduce its end-of-life care strategy partnership with charity Marie Curie.