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What is NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding?



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?



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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Interview with Duncan Berry – Chief Operating Officer for Bluebird Care



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



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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Easy ways for the elderly to play your favourite games online



The rise of online gaming It seems like you only have to go on a train or even into a restaurant these days to see people, of all ages, staring intently at their screens playing online games of some kind. It might seem a little odd that these seem so popular, but as anyone who’s …

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The internet is revolutionising elderly care



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



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.



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



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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“Disregards”, Deferred Payment Agreements and the “Dementia Tax”



“Disregards”, Deferred Payment Agreements and the “Dementia Tax” In a recently published academic paper, I unwittingly considered the background to what was to become the “Dementia Tax” debate. There were many frustrating elements to that debate. For a start, the Conservatives’ proposal was not a tax in the true sense, but a liability to fund …

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