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How does telecare support Safer Independence?



How does telecare support Safer Independence? It is widely believed that telecare solutions can ease the burden on society by enabling more efficient delivery of care and allowing people to live safely and independently in their homes for longer. We have been thinking a lot about supporting ‘Safer Independence’ so we’d like to pose this …

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Hospice patients become overnight internet sensation



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



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



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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‘Away from home’ toileting



OPENING THE DOOR ON ‘AWAY FROM HOME’ TOILETING For up to 5million people, going out for more than a couple of hours is not a spur of the moment decision. It’s a decision that takes considerable planning and finite timing. Why? Because they have special needs that mean they cannot use a conventional wheelchair-accessible toilet. …

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Dementia care in hospitals



Dementia care at meal times in acute hospitals Almost a year on from my last post here on dementia care in hospitals, and I’ve done a lot of work on my developing my research proposal – reading, learning, literature reviewing – but sadly not a lot has changed for people with dementia in acute hospitals! …

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Health and social care research



Have your health and social care services been replaced or removed? The University of Birmingham are undertaking some research and your support in this would be appreciated. Decisions are often made to change the health and social care services that are available to patients and service users. Sometimes this involves setting up new services and new …

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Social Care – Why Society Must Understand and Value it Before it is too late!



The value of social care to society To ensure that social care continues to support vulnerable people, society as a whole must understand how social care works, recognise its value, understand the challenges it faces, and share the responsibility for driving the sector forward. People who understand how social care works essentially fall into two …

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