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28 Jan

AUSSIE FLU IN THE CARE SECTOR

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So-called ‘Aussie Flu’ is dominating the news at the moment and very few people haven’t come into contact with someone who has suffered from the symptoms or who knows someone who has. Although not currently at the levels of the Swine Flu pandemic seen seven or eight years ago, all coverage appears to suggest that […]

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19 Dec

BREAD MAKING REDUCES ANXIETY AND BOOSTS HAPPINESS

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Bread making has been found to have therapeutic benefits for people with mental health issues, triggering an increased sense of happiness and creativity. A report on Together We Rise: Bethlem Baking Buddies, an initiative where people with mental health issues at Bethlem Royal Hospital took part in baking sessions, showed the potential baking has as […]

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16 Dec

THE MUSIC AND ALZHEIMER DISEASE

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Watch how music can change someone’s wellbeing

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16 Dec

DEMENTIA AND MUSIC

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As populations of developed nations age, so the number of cases of dementia increases. As a way of helping care for and support people with dementia, music has been shown to often have a dramatic effect. Whether it’s 60s soul, operatic arias or songs from the shows, music can soothe, stimulate and bring to mind […]

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22 Oct

73% OF ADULTS WHO ‘GO MISSING’ ARE MEN.

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73% of adults who ‘go missing’ are men. It’s a dramatic statistic amongst a number of alarming figures about men’s mental health compiled by the Men’s Health Forum campaign which you can look at: https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/key-data-mental-health. Hearing a recent news story about former footballer Clark Carlisle got me thinking about risk factors amongst men and how […]

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20 Otc

ELDERLY ‘HIT HARDEST’ BY PROPOSED CUTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND BY BBC

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More than half the savings proposed by Northern Ireland’s heath trusts are likely to affect the elderly, the commissioner for older people has said. Eddie Lynch said older people will be hit hardest by £70m in planned cuts. Mr Lynch said cost-cutting measures included reducing new domiciliary care packages and care home placements by two thirds and […]

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3 Nov

CARE WORKERS ARE NOW ABLE TO ACCESS THE FLU VACCINE FREE OF CHARGE

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National Care Association receives frequent inquiries regarding the flu vaccination for social care staff which providers/employers have to pay for. We have been working with other colleagues on this matter and have just had the confirmation below from the Department of Health which is a great breakthrough. “We are pleased to confirm that last week […]

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23 Oct

COMMUNICATING WITH A CONFUSED SERVICE USERS

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TALKING WITH YOUR OLDER SERVICE USER Working with service users who are cognitively impaired presents an ongoing communication challenge. For instance, they likely will have trouble following any instructions about their care, including how and when to take prescriptions. Make sure someone can closely monitor care management, and try to involve a care partner whenever […]

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29 Sep

HOW TO WASH YOUR HAND PROPERLY!!?

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How to wash your hand properly ? Follow these simple steps: Wet your hands with running water — either warm or cold. Apply liquid, bar or powder soap. Lather well. Rub your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds. … Rinse well. Dry your hands with a clean or disposable towel or air dryer. If […]

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27Sep

PERSON-CENTRED CARE

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Person-centred care is about developing a plan of care with people that fits with what that person is ready, willing and able to action. Let’s take helping someone to quit smoking as an example. Person-centred care means the person is an equal partner in planning their care What is the person centered care? Person–centred care is […]

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10 Oct

CARE WORKER ‘MUST GET HIGH TRAINING’

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There is no minimum standard of training for healthcare assistants before they can work unsupervised, an independent report has found. Workers should get at least two weeks’ training to prepare them for providing basic care in hospitals, care homes and at home in England, its author said. Journalist Camilla Cavendish also said some staff were […]

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29Nov

HEALTHY CARE SPECIALIST SERVICES OFFER

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At Healthy Care limited Our Specialist Services offer a range of support and care options for people with additional needs that are aimed at maintaining their independence. Learning disability. … Mental health. … Physical disability. … Sensory services. … The End of Life Care Strategy. … Advocates can help. Healthy Care help and assist people […]

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24Sep

CARE HOMES FACE ‘HUGE SHORTFALL’ !!

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Care homes face ‘huge shortfall’ in available beds from bbc Up to 3,000 elderly people will not be able to get beds in UK care homes by the end of next year, research suggests. Research commissioned by BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme reveals a huge shortfall in the number of beds available. Increasing […]

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24 Sep

OPIEKA NAD OSOBAMI STARSZYMI I CHORYMI W DOMU

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Specjalistyczna opieka 24 h nad osobami niesamodzielnymi w miejscu zamieszkania Długoletnie doświadczenie w zakresie opieki gwarantuje najwyższą jakość usług. Zespół specjalistów jaki tworzymy, sprawnie i profesjonalnie rozwiązuje problemy osób starszych, chorych i niepełnosprawnych. Nasi opiekunowie to osoby zaufane, charakteryzujące się troskliwością, zrozumieniem, ciepłem i charyzmą. Kwalifikacje zawodowe naszych pracowników umożliwiają właściwe rozpoznanie i zaspokojenie indywidualnych […]

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25 Sep

DENTURE CARE: HOW DO I CLEAN DENTURES?

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What’s the best way to care for removable dentures? Answers from Alan Carr, D.M.D. Removable partial or full dentures require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains and looking their best. For good denture care: Remove and rinse dentures after eating. Run water over your dentures to remove food debris and other loose particles. You […]

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24 Sep

WHAT’S THE COST OF CARE IN YOUR AREA?

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from the BBC As we live longer, many of us will need support in our old age. But few of us know how much an hour of homecare costs, or the fees charged in residential and nursing homes, and whether the local council will help foot the bill. This guide can help you understand the […]

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23 Nov

MANY PROVIDERS USE THE DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY SAFEGUARDS (DOLS)

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I’m inspired to take a look at this ‘deceptively simple’ question by David Beckenham’s excellent piece, on the powers the Mental Health Act 1983 gives to doctors and nurses. Now that so many providers use the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS), we need to be clear exactly what powers a provider is given by them. People often […]

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22 Sep

PROVIDING SAFE CARE AND TREATMENT USING PPE

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Personal protective equipment. Personal protective equipment – known as ‘PPE’ – is used to protect health care workers while performing specific tasks that might involve them coming into contact with blood or body fluids that may contain some infectious agents (germs) What is personal protective equipment in healthcare? Personal protective equipment, or PPE, […]

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24Sep

ELASTYCZNY KALENDARZ OPIEKI

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opieka krótkoterminowa – jesteśmy w stanie zaopiekować się bliską Państwu osobą np. kilka godzin w trakcie dnia, na czas załatwiania spraw urzędowych, wizyt lekarskich itp., opieka długoterminowa – zapewniamy stałą opiekę osobom niesamodzielnym, przewlewkle chorym oraz osobom leżącym, potrzebującym wsparcia w formie opieki godzinowej lub opieki z zamieszkaniem, opieka wytchnieniowa – opiekę nad starszymi […]

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23 Sep

WE CAN HELP OUR ELDERLY TO KEEP NUTRITIONALLY WELL !!!

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What is malnutrition? Malnutrition is when your body doesn’t get enough nutrients from the foods you eat to work properly. Nutrients include fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals. These substances give your body energy. They help your body grow, repair tissues and regulate processes such as breathing and the beating of your heart. In the United […]

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20 Sep

STRUGGLING TO MAINTAIN INDIVIDUALITY

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As nutrition scientists, we love research statistics that allow us to look at relationships between diet and health, and to ascertain whether these relationships may be clinically significant. But what can we do when we need to explore food experiences and needs more deeply? Just published this month in the journal Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics is […]

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3 Nov

HOW CAN WE HELP PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES TO IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH?

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We know that people with a learning disability have worse health than other people, and die sooner than they should. They are 58 times more likely to die before the age of 50, and 4 times more likely to have a preventable cause of death. (Disability Rights Commission, 2006; Department of Health, 2008.) Earlier this year, we were […]

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17July

CQC FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS UPDATE

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The CQC have said – “Testing of our new ‘Fresh Start’ adult social care inspection methodology is drawing to a successful close and we will be introducing our new methodology from 1 October 2014. The Fresh Start methodology includes rating services. The ratings answer our ‘Mum Test’ questions: Is the service safe, effective, caring, responsive […]

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16 july

PETERBOROUGH OFFICE VALUES

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Our Values. Meets the needs of everyone. Your health, your choice. Improving lives. bringing the future of healthcare. A person centered approach for a loved one We support people You will receive a warm and friendly welcome – at any time of day or night when you contact us On:01733 857740 Visit us on :www.healthy-care.co.uk […]

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16 july

DO MY MUM AND DAD NEED SOME ASSISTANCE AND HELP AT HOME?

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Healthy Care Ltd aims to: *Offer skilled care to enable people supported by us to achieve their optimum state of health and well-being. *Treat all people supported by us and all people who work here with respect at all times. *Uphold the human and citizenship rights of all who work and visit here and of […]

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