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RIGHT PILLS AT THE RIGHT TIME



RIGHT PILLS AT THE RIGHT TIME Pivotell automatic pill dispensers and reminders are highly effective in helping vulnerable adults remember to take their medication. Their use often results in improved health, more independence and a better quality of life. Although the dispensers are used mainly by people with poor memory such as those with Alzheimer’s …

Pivotell Mk3/11 and Advance automatic pill dispensers
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COUNTING THE COST OF CARE



COUNTING THE COST OF CARE How do you quantify or qualify the cost of care? Do you look at the £, the financial outlay to contract carers to help? What about if it is a member of the family, a partner providing the care- what about the cost of their time, possibly their loss of …

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DESIGNS FOR LIFE



DESIGNS FOR LIFE Few of us accept our ageing and deterioration gracefully. We resist as long and hard as we can. Subconsciously, the reason is often because we don’t want fixtures and fittings that look institutional or clinical: their appearance alone reminds us of our frailty. But fear not. Help is at hand. Living aids, …

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ADAPTING TO THE INEVITABLE



ADAPTING TO THE INEVITABLE There are certain things in life that are inevitable, particularly that we all change with time. But how do you cope with that? The five core areas of ‘activities of daily living’ (ADL s)are: –        Personal hygiene –        Dressing –        Eating –        Maintaining continence –        Transferring/mobility Therefore, the majority centre round …

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TAKE A STAND!



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!



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?



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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