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Dec 17

21st

The History Of Nursing Homes

Nursing and care homes are big business these days, with people living longer than ever before and the number of elderly people requiring care increasing year on year, but the modern idea of care within an institution bears very little resemblance to the humble beginnings of nursing homes. Early Welfare In the 1800s, if you needed care from something like a nursing home history shows that...
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Dec 17

14th

Sharing Keats and Kipling Literature with Dementia Residents

Care home residents are benefiting from an innovative new project in the Exeter region, thanks to the efforts of a lecturer in English literature at Exeter University. An Engaging Project for Young and Old Dr Johanna Harris, who lectures at the university following her move to the UK from her native Australia, was inspired to instigate the Exeter Care Homes Reading Project in 2011 after...
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Dec 17

7th

Common Misconceptions About Care Homes

There are more older people than ever who need a care home to provide for them, but despite this the media often portrays care homes in a negative light. Don’t let yourself be misinformed: here are some of the main care home misconceptions and the truth behind them. Care Is Paid for by the Government One of the main care home myths is that most care is provided by the government. In...
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Dec 17

1st

Antarctic Visitors Prove Hit At Care Home

It’s long been recognised that introducing animals into the care home environment provides significant health benefits for residents, but one Oxfordshire establishment has taken the idea one step further by introducing a rather novel animal to excited residents. Pick Up a Penguin! Charlie, a 20-year-old penguin, was joined by his son Pringle, who is just five years old, to mingle amongst...
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Nov 17

16th

Spreading Christmas Cheer With Music In Nursing Homes

This Christmas seven nursing homes across the UK are expecting live carol concerts to entertain their residents. This is due to a renewed partnership between Everest and Charity Music in Hospitals and Care. Care homes understand this is a great way to spread Christmas cheer and lift the spirits of residents, their families, friends and carers. Music in Hospitals and Care have been providing...
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Nov 17

9th

New Tool Designed To Help Nurses Assess Frailty

UK researchers have designed a tool to help nurses, nursing home staff and other primary care staff to assess frailty and vulnerability in elderly individuals. Researchers have developed a new tool called the electronic frailty index (eFI). The tool has 36 indicators of frailty that capitalises on routine data that is currently documented on GP databases. These indicators include conditions...
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Nov 17

4th

Dealing with Common Dementia Care Situations #2

It’s common for difficult situations to arise when caring for someone suffering from dementia. It can be equally tough for the individual as it is for the carer or families. Dementia sufferers often have communication issues which can make caring difficult and upsetting. Behaviour can be challenging and hard to understand and is not uncommon for dementia sufferers to become aggressive...
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Oct 17

27th

Dealing With Common Dementia Care Situations #1

People living with dementia frequently often have problems with communication, which makes caring for them very difficult and upsetting. Their behaviour can often be hard to understand, but if they become aggressive or violent, remember that it is due to the way the disease causes changes in the brain, and they may be very confused, frightened, sad or angry. Learning effective strategies for...
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Oct 17

20th

What Are The Different Types Of Care Home?

If you have made the decision to move into a care home, it is important that you understand exactly what the different types of home offer before deciding which will be your best option. Care homes will all offer accommodation with personal care, but for residents whose needs are greater, specialist homes such as nursing homes can provide additional services. All care homes need to be registered...
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Oct 17

17th

What Are The Benefits Of Nursing Homes?

When considering how best to deal with the problems of getting older, you need to be sure that your loved ones receive the highest standards of care. Nursing homes have a number of advantages over other alternatives, making them an excellent choice for the elderly who are struggling to cope in their own homes. Assistance with Day-to-Day Living Many older people find that they struggle with many...
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