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Care homes operator Kingsley Healthcare has continued its rapid expansion with the multi-million pound purchase of two properties

The acquisitions of Redwalls nursing home in Sandiway, Northwich and Sharston House nursing home in Knutsford add 92 beds to the company’s rapidly growing portfolio. Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan said: “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of these homes in prime locations and I also want to highlight the role played by our long-standing banking partner Coutts & Co in assisting us.

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Two chihuahuas and a labrador brighten life at Scole care home

Members of staff at Oaklands Care Home in Scole have started a pet therapy group after visiting dogs helped with the wellbeing of some of their residents. Over the past year, two chihuahuas, Alfie and Oakley, and an 11-year-old labrador Mollie, have become an integral part of the family at Oaklands care home in Scole – and their therapeutic benefit to residents has astounded staff.

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Parrot learns to mimic sound of alarms at Brooke care home

The African Grey parrot belongs to Roy Hagley, 53, and his latest trick is causing quite a stir at Brooke HouseHe has learnt to mimic the alarms residents use to let staff know they need help - and his impression is so good it even has staff fooled. The cheeky bird has caused several false alarms already and much confusion around the home.

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Dementia today affects 850,000 people in the UK and yet there is still little understanding

A Suffolk care home has successfully launched a new support group to help families learn more about what has been described as a ticking health time bomb. Dementia today affects 850,000 people in the UK and yet there is still little understanding in the wider community about a condition that some experts predict will affect one in three of the population in the future.

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Heroes and heroines of care - The Kingsley Care Awards 2015

Meet the caring, dedicated award winners of Lowestoft-based Kingsley Healthcare. They are the heroes and heroines who work uncompromisingly every day to ensure the pledge of Kingsley chief executive Daya Thayan is achieved: “Every Kingsley care home must be fit enough to care for our own parents, otherwise we have failed.”

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