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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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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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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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The internet is revolutionising elderly care


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The internet is revolutionising elderly care The world wide web has been at our fingertips for over two decades now, and it has come an incredibly long way. From noisy dial up connections and impossibly slow download times, to streaming events in real time and speaking face to face with friends across the world, the …

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Arthritis and intimate hygiene


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Arthritis is now the biggest cause of disability in Britain. More than 9.25million people are affected. The figure reinforces how few people with limitations are born with their affliction- it could be you! Arthritis Research UK has published guidance on dealing with daily life, particularly the bathroom. After all, its one of the most often …

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained! Undertaking positive risks to maintain independence.


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Nothing ventured, nothing gained! Undertaking positive risks to maintain independence. Restrictions in social care and health funding now mean that older people and adults with long term conditions or disabilities are being actively encouraged to increase their independence, for example by managing their own support, travelling independently, and being fully involved in mainstream society through …

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Person centred care


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PERSON-CENTRED CARE  Person-centred care is becoming an increasing driver in health & social care provision. Authorities adopt it because in theory it can “improve outcomes”, to use their terminology. To you or I (the client/patient), it means we are more in control of how our care is delivered: it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to …

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Toilet Talk


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  Toilet Talk More people in Britain suffer from incontinence than suffer from asthma or diabetes! The Bladder & Bowel Foundation statistic demonstrates that maybe it’s time we ‘talked toilet’ more openly. The organisation claims up to 14million people have bladder control problems, and at least 6.5million bowel issues. As a nation, the British have …

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Carers can take telecare into the digital age


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Carers can take telecare into the digital age In our first blog we covered a broad definition and three key principles of delivering Safer Independence; Mobility, Safety and Being Connected. In this second blog we explain how telecare has evolved and how Oysta is supporting care organisations and vulnerable individuals in a health and social …

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