‘FUTURE-PROOF’ INTIMATE CARE


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‘FUTURE-PROOF’ INTIMATE CARE You’re probably reading this because either you, or someone you love, now need additional support. You’re not alone- far and away the majority of people who need it have either gradually or suddenly reached that point. It’s life-changing, so it’s important to take steps to ‘future proof’ as far as possible, to …

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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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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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Safeguarding of vulnerable adults


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Safeguarding of vulnerable adults Some adults are less able to protect themselves and have difficulty making their wishes and feelings known, making them vulnerable to abuse. Anyone can be a victim of financial abuse, broadly speaking a violation of an individual’s rights relating to their finances or other assets. But what can be done to …

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NHS continuing healthcare – 5 things you need to know about eligibility


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Continuing Healthcare Information and Advice Thousands of people across the UK need to receive ongoing care due to disability, accident or illness. For those that are assessed as eligible, the NHS funds the full cost of this care for people in England under the policy called NHS continuing healthcare (CHC). Sound simple? It’s not. The …

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Hospice patients become overnight internet sensation


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Hospice patients become overnight internet sensation  Terminally ill patients in Luton have become an overnight internet sensation and gained celebrity backing as they bust the myth that hospice’s are just where you got to die. The hard-hitting film by six patients from Keech Hospice Care shows the individual support each receives as they battle cancer, …

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Home care in Newcastle


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Home care in Newcastle – A spotlight There have been many conversations in recent months about home care services, and the expected impact the rise in the minimum wage will have. We also know that a squeeze on council funding has led to challenging times for care providers. How providers and commissioners will deal with …

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31 Ways to Make Home Care More Comfortable


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31 Ways to Make Home Care More Comfortable In today’s world, home care is an incredibly popular alternative to residential care, with more and more people choosing to remain in their own houses rather than move into assisted living. Your job role may require you to care for someone in later life or someone with …

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10 qualities of a good care worker


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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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Dementia helpline 24/7


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24/7 National dementia helpline – The case for… Is there a call for a 24/7 dementia helpline or not? There are those who say that the demand is not there and there would be a cost implication if one was set up. On the first point I have to disagree totally. I have recently run …

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