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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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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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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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Interview with Ken Deary – Managing Director of Right at Home


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Interview with Ken Deary – Managing Director of Right at Home As part of our interview series, we are speaking to some of the most important influencers in the homecare 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 …

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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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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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