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TAKE A STAND!


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TAKE A STAND! It is widely accepted nowadays that many people struggle- be it a little or a lot- to get up from their chair. But few of us think beyond that scenario. Yet what about getting on and off the toilet? THAT is actually a bigger problem, whether at home or out and about… …

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The Care Quality Commissions ‘Care Aware’ campaign


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The Care Quality Commissions ‘Care Aware’ campaign Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care, from Care Quality Commission comments on the difficult decision of choosing social care services for an elderly friend or relative. More and more of us are picking our way through the complex world of social care either for ourselves or …

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GET OUT!


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Too often, we read about, and ourselves receive anecdotal evidence, that people with any degree of limitation stay at home, sometimes to the extent they say they feel trapped in their own home. And too often, the reason for the reluctance to venture out is worry about being able to find- and use- a suitable …

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What is NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding?


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NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding is a term that is often spoken about when it comes to paying for care fees, but many people are unaware as to how it actually works, due to the complex criteria required for eligibility. With this in mind, Compass CHC Director Tim Davies has outlined a “back to basics” summary …

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What does the Court of Protection do and how can it help you or your family?


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What is the Court of Protection and how can it help you or your family? 1. What is the court of protection? The Court of Protection (COP) makes decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who cannot make decisions at the time they need to be made. When a family member, friend or loved …

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WOULD YOU TAKE THE RISK?


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Risk taking- dare you do it? Particularly as limitations begin to impact on our daily life, the risk involved in even the most basic daily activity has to be assessed- and now there’s a ‘fancy’ name for it: positive risk taking. In the care sector, be it at home or in a home, it involves …

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Personal Alarms: How a Lifeline can help Older People


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Did you know that around one in three adults over the age of 65 will have at least one fall a year? Around half of these people will suffer more frequent falls. The real damage might not be caused by the fall itself, but rather by its effects in the hours, days and weeks that …

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Playing Video Games Could Stave Off Alzheimer’s


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You can stave off the effects of Alzheimer’s disease by enjoying some of the active video games so popular with the youngsters. So says new research into this activity and the disease. According to scientists, games that involve you getting physical exercise, like those available for Xbox Kinect and the Wii boost your brain as …

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5 Things You Should Know About Dementia


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5 Things You Should Know About Dementia Dementia is very often associated with Alzheimer’s disease. They are not the same, though. Dementia is a term that describes a set of symptoms out of which memory loss is the most common one. It is not a disease, but rather a condition that affects the way people …

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Interview with Duncan Berry – Chief Operating Officer for Bluebird Care


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As part of our interview series, we are speaking to some of the most important influencer’s in the home care industry, who give their reflections on the past twelve months and thoughts on what 2018 and beyond has for the industry. In this interview we speak to Duncan Berry, who is the Chief Operating Officer for …

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