In the Trade Press

We regularly feature in leading care sector publications through articles, press releases, opinion pieces and quotes.

As a progressive organisation devoted to care and on a journey of continual improvement, we are always happy to be involved in such national and, indeed, international discussions about the latest innovations and developments in care.

It’s an opportunity for us to show how we are contributing to the wellbeing of our residents and helping the career development of our team members.

Elaine Farrer, Operations Director, Jo Croft, Quality Manager, and Lindsay Rees, Clinical Manager have been included in Care Home Professional’s list of the top 50 leaders in care. Please click here to read more.

Here are some examples of recent coverage -

Elaine discusses the attraction and retention of Nurses and how Colten Care values our Nurse through the likes of our Clinical Excellence Day. Please click here to read more.          

Elaine also wrote an expert opinion piece for Nursing Times on how to live well with dementia, explaining the thinking behind our company promise to help residents and their families to overcome the challenges associated with dementia. Please click here to read more.     

Lindsay introduced a new approach to falls management at our homes in line with her studies on the Older People’s Fellowship course at King’s College London, Britain’s top university for nursing. Her project and the benefits it has brought for residents were reported in various titles including Nursing Times. Please click here to read more.     

Elaine was one of the care sector experts invited to take part in a Care Home Professional roundtable discussion, and subsequent article, on the subject of how to provide outstanding care. Please click here to read more.

Jo has published various articles on enabling positive risk-taking to improve the quality of life of care home residents, a subject she presented on at the 2018 International Dementia Conference in Sydney, Australia. Her piece in Nursing and Residential Care explained how risk-taking is always supported by ‘best interest’ decisions. Please click here to read more.

Elaine wrote an opinion piece for the ‘One key thing you’d change’ comment column in Caring Times. Her piece called for greater recognition of the value of nursing in care homes. Please click here to read more.    

We have been trialling an alternative approach to dementia care which has led to a significant reduction in the use of anti-psychotic medication. This has been covered in two articles by our Admiral Nurse Kay Gibson in the Journal of Dementia Care and Care Home Professional. Please click here to read more.

Kay also discusses the benefits of animal therapy in our homes as an invaluable resource that gives residents a sense of wellbeing and normality. Please click here to read more.

Our Consultant Admiral Nurse, Adam Smith, discusses his experience of becoming a nurse in a female dominated profession. Please click here to read more.

Adam also talks about Dementia and Sundowning in our homes. Please click here to read more. 


Our Head Gardener Charles Hubberstey discussed the role that our beautiful gardens play in supporting the quality of life of residents in an article on the new site Please click here to read more.

The appointment of Fiona Pritchard to the new dedicated role of Music and Arts Partner for our residents was reported in Healthcare Business. Please click here to read more.

We are proud of our staff and the continued work they do in the Care Community. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate these valued members of staff and the excellent contribution they have made in the care sector. 

Mark Aitchison
Chief Executive