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ADAPTING TO THE INEVITABLE


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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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SUPPORT WHEN (AND WHERE!) YOU MOST NEED IT


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SUPPORT WHEN (AND WHERE!) YOU MOST NEED IT Did you know using the bathroom is one of the most potentially dangerous activities we do in daily life? Figures indicate that more accidents and falls ‘on the level’ happen in the bathroom- getting in, out of the bath, shower, and on and off the toilet- than …

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Driving as an older adult


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Driving as an older adult Driving over the age of 70 can be crucial for maintaining independence, social links and attending medical appointments. In terms of a driving licence, once you reach 70, you are required to renew your licence every 3 years. It’s free to do this and if you fail to renew, you …

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‘GO’ AND TAKE CONTROL


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‘GO’ AND TAKE CONTROL Blog by Robin Tuffley, marketing manager at Closomat, looks at the more intimate issues of continence. Do you or someone you care for have bladder and/or bowel problems? The NHS estimates that between 3 and 6 million people in the UK have some degree of urinary incontinence. Studies suggest that in the UK “major faecal incontinence” affects …

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Considering A Career in Care?


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Considering A Career in Care Wouldn’t it be nice to know what to expect during the recruitment process for a dream job in care? We can’t give you all the answers but Jess Lombard, Recruitment Advisor for Bupa Care Services is here to give you the inside scoop on the process and will even throw …

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5 Ways 21st Century Phone and WiFi Systems Help Care Homes Succeed


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5 Ways 21st Century Phone and WiFi Systems Help Care Homes Succeed We know that running a care home can be challenging. With so much on your plate, updating your technology and equipment can fall on the back burner. But having an up to date phone and WiFi system is not only important for the …

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‘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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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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