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    North East care provider expands home care services on Teesside

    North East care provider expands home care services on Teesside

    One of the North-East’s care providers, Care Matters, based in Darlington, is to expand its services on Teesside to help more vulnerable people at home. The firm, which employs 80 members of staff, supplies personal and palliative care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients coming towards the end of their lives are […]

    13th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Creativity:revealed for Older people in North London

    Creativity:revealed for Older people in North London

    Award-winning charity, Create, concluded its creativity:revealed creative arts project with older people at Jewish Care’s Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus in North London. creativity:revealed, carefully designed to meet the participants’ needs and interests, brought together residents of Otto Schiff care home and Rela Goldhill at Otto Schiff home for people with physical disabilities, tenants from […]

    12th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

    Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

    The Easter Bunny dropped by to Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week and inspired the tenants to get creative and make some special Easter bonnets.   With the Easter weekend only a few days away, tenants at Watling Court got into the spirit of spring and spent a morning decorating their very own Easter […]

    6th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Palliative care provisions are not meeting the needs of an ageing population

    Palliative care provisions are not meeting the needs of an ageing population

    A commentary published in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, warns despite the fact that frail older people with multiple illnesses and end stage dementia are the most rapidly growing group in need of palliative care current provisions are not aligned to meet their needs. The authors of the commentary […]

    16th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shaw healthcare expands healthcare provision in Poole

    Shaw healthcare expands healthcare provision in Poole

    One of the UK’s leading healthcare providers will start providing home care at three of Borough of Poole’s extra care facilities. Shaw healthcare will be providing over 1500 hours of care to residents at Borough of Poole’s extra care services – Trinidad, Delphis and Belmont. Shaw was recently selected through an open tender process to […]

    27th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Study says number of older people with four or more diseases set to double by 2035

    Study says number of older people with four or more diseases set to double by 2035

    A study published today in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, reports that the number of older people diagnosed with four or more diseases will double between 2015 and 2035. A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment. The study, conducted by researchers […]

    23rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hunger is just one symptom of deepening social care crisis-ADASS

    Hunger is just one symptom of deepening social care crisis-ADASS

    Responding to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger’s report on malnutrition in older people, Margaret Willcox, President of ADASS, said:   “The thought of older people going hungry because they are isolated, have limited mobility, or are depressed is appalling, and social care staff do what they do because they are keen to do anything […]

    22nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    New figures from Age UK show our social care system is disintegrating

    New figures from Age UK show our social care system is disintegrating

    New figures from Age UK reveal the shocking extent to which millions of older people are being left to prop up the country’s disintegrating care system, with those aged 65 and over providing nearly 54 million hours of unpaid care each week in England in 2016[i]. These figures highlight the rising demands being placed on […]

    14th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Abbeyfield launches campaign to tackle loneliness in older people

    Abbeyfield launches campaign to tackle loneliness in older people

    Abbeyfield launches Companionship at Christmas campaign to tackle loneliness in older people. Offering a cosy place to stay without the numbness of waking to an empty house; a comforting homemade meal and a festive party with none other than Aled Jones MBE as the turkey carver. These are just some of the ways in which […]

    17th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

    Damian Green announces Green Paper to lay out plans to reform care and support

    The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, has announced today that the Government will publish a Green Paper on care and support for older people by Summer 2018. The Paper will set out plans for how Government proposes to improve care and support for older people and tackle the […]

    16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Stay well this winter as Public Health England urges people to get the flu jab

    Stay well this winter as Public Health England urges people to get the flu jab

    Public Health England urges those at highest risk of flu to get vaccinated People who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to get their free vaccination ahead of the winter period when the virus is most common.   The Chief Medical Officer has warned that flu and complications associated with it cause […]

    21st October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Training in end-of-life care must be improved to enable a comfortable death-Study

    Training in end-of-life care must be improved to enable a comfortable death-Study

    Dying comfortably in very old age with or without dementia can be improved with good end-of-life training at home or in a care home, rather than a hospital bed. Very old people are more likely to die comfortably if they die in a care home or at home, compared with dying in a hospital, suggests […]

    5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    ADASS responds to BMJ report on link between delayed discharge and rise in mortality

    ADASS responds to BMJ report on link between delayed discharge and rise in mortality

    Responding to a report published in the BMJ, which says the increased prevalence of patients being delayed in discharge from hospital in 2015 was associated with a rise in mortality, Glen Garrod, Vice President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said: “This useful report shines a light on the important debate […]

    3rd October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Falls cost the NHS and social care £6m per day-Falls Prevention Week

    Falls cost the NHS and social care £6m per day-Falls Prevention Week

    Every year more than 3.4 million people over 65 suffer a fall that can cause serious injury or death.   New figures released, show the significant cost of NHS emergency admissions for falls and fractures among older people. A 2017 report, commissioned by the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN […]

    25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    The stark reality of care – An extra 71000 care home beds needed by 2025

    The stark reality of care – An extra 71000 care home beds needed by 2025

    The Lancet: An extra 71000 care home places will be needed by 2025 in England as care needs increase, study predicts. As life expectancy increases, so too have the number of years that older adults spend with substantial care needs, now reaching an average of 3.0 years for women and 2.4 years for men aged […]

    16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Will older patients face another winter of delayed transfers?

    Will older patients face another winter of delayed transfers?

    Commenting on the latest performance figures from NHS England, John Appleby, Director of Research and Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust said: “These figures show that the NHS continues to be systematically unable to meet its main targets, with over 4 million patients likely to be on the waiting list for planned care – now […]

    14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed

    No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed

    Responding to the latest delayed transfers of care figures published today by NHS England, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed, when they could be treated in the comfort and dignity of their […]

    10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    1 in 4 elderly who are legally entitled to a free care home place are facing hidden charges on their family

    1 in 4 elderly who are legally entitled to a free care home place are facing hidden charges on their family

    A new report by Age UK reveals another element of unfairness in the UK’s failing social care system, with the families of 1 in 4 care home residents whose care is supposed to be free – representing 1 in 10 of all care home residents – forced to stump up ‘top up fees’ that can […]

    27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    UK prison service requires national strategy to address needs of elderly prisoners

    UK prison service requires national strategy to address needs of elderly prisoners

    HM Prison and Probation Service needs a national strategy to address the needs of the increasing numbers of elderly prisoners living – and dying – in jail so that they can be managed and cared for more appropriately, said Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) Nigel Newcomen. Today he published a report on older prisoners.   […]

    20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

    Care providers look for clarity on social care following General Election

    The Independent Care Group says the country needs urgent clarity on how the government is going to tackle social care and help the 1.2m people currently living without the care they need. A rapid resolution of the political leadership of the UK is urgent, so that a new Government can build a consensus to secure […]

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