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Kathleen Copping always loved the bright side of life even though her brave battle with failing health meant she lived her last five years in a care home.

When she died at the age of 59 in February with no next of kin to organise her funeral, staff at Thorp House nursing home, in Griston, near Watton, were determined she should be honoured and remembered in the right way.

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Kathleen Atthill celebrated her 104th birthday yesterday with her favourite tipple Bell’s Whisky

Well done Kathleen - 104 not out! Kathleen Atthill celebrated her 104th birthday yesterday (04 07) with her favourite tipple - Bell’s Whisky. Miss Atthill lives at St Clement’s Nursing Home, in Norwich, and swears by the health-giving properties of whisky which she has been drinking for more than 80 years.

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The Mayor of Knutsford, Neil Forbes, opened a Victorian fair and street party at the town’s Sharston House nursing home.

Staff dressed up in period costume for the event on Friday which celebrated National Care Home Open Day. Among the most popular attractions for visitors was a display revealing the colourful history of one of Knutsford’s most prominent homes – it was put together after a successful appeal for information for historical information in the Knutsford Guardian.

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Care cafe provides a welcome break for carers

Caring for someone at home is a demanding and often lonely task and with an ageing population, it is a prospect faced by an increasing number of people.
Suffolk based care homes group Kingsley Healthcare has resolved to play its own small part in easing the burden by introducing new monthly Care Cafes in towns around the region.

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New technology is playing a vital role in improving care across the Kingsley Healthcare Group

New technology is playing a vital role in improving care across the Kingsley Healthcare Group, says operations director Debbie McGovern. Person Centred Software (PCS), an electronic care plan programme, and InvaLife, a computerised medicine management system, are being rolled out to all 29 of the Suffolk-based company’s care homes.

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