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10 qualities of a good care worker



10 qualities of a care worker – What care skills do you need to become a carer Not everyone is cut out and has the care skills needed for a career in domiciliary/home care. A good care worker requires special qualities – some of which can’t be learned or earned but are naturally part of an …

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‘Away from home’ toileting



OPENING THE DOOR ON ‘AWAY FROM HOME’ TOILETING For up to 5million people, going out for more than a couple of hours is not a spur of the moment decision. It’s a decision that takes considerable planning and finite timing. Why? Because they have special needs that mean they cannot use a conventional wheelchair-accessible toilet. …

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Dementia care in hospitals



Dementia care at meal times in acute hospitals Almost a year on from my last post here on dementia care in hospitals, and I’ve done a lot of work on my developing my research proposal – reading, learning, literature reviewing – but sadly not a lot has changed for people with dementia in acute hospitals! …

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Health and social care research



Have your health and social care services been replaced or removed? The University of Birmingham are undertaking some research and your support in this would be appreciated. Decisions are often made to change the health and social care services that are available to patients and service users. Sometimes this involves setting up new services and new …

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Social Care – Why Society Must Understand and Value it Before it is too late!



The value of social care to society To ensure that social care continues to support vulnerable people, society as a whole must understand how social care works, recognise its value, understand the challenges it faces, and share the responsibility for driving the sector forward. People who understand how social care works essentially fall into two …

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Toilet assistive devices – Thinking ahead



Toilet assistive devices for toileting –  Keep independent with toilet aids    One topic that generally isn’t openly discussed is the ability to use the bathroom- and toilet and the use of toilet assistive devices. We might admit, for example, that a riser/recliner chair would be helpful, or that we struggle to grip and manipulate as …

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A round up of dementia blogs



Dementia Blogs We have researched the net and linked below a number of dementia blogs from a number of different sources around the internet.  Dementia is clearly an important issue and one that more and more people, both from an individual and family perspective.  We recognise that at this time people come to the internet …

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