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Jul 17

7th

Nursery Unveiled at Care Home

This September will see an exciting new development for care homes with nursing staff and nursery schools, as the two combine for the first time in Britain. Apples and Honey Nightingale Nightingale House is a residential nursing home for elderly male and female Jewish people in south-west London. The home has had links with a local nursery - Apples and Honey - for a number of years, with...
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Jul 17

1st

How To: Pick a Residential Care Home

If you or a loved one requires residential care, there are a number of factors to consider before making any final decisions. Your choice of new home can influence the person's experience and their satisfaction levels, so getting it right is hugely important. Type of Care When deciding on a care home, think about the type of care the person will need. Everyone has different requirements,...
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Jun 17

25th

Dementia Care Advice | Caring for Dementia Sufferers

A diagnosis of dementia can be upsetting and distressing for a person, but it can also have a profound impact on those around them, especially loved ones. If you care for someone with dementia, getting practical help and support will be crucial. Advice on caring and coping, including the possible consideration of dementia care homes, will be aspects that will feature for...
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Jun 17

15th

Innovative Approach to Nursing Home Design

For some time, it’s been known in dementia care that dementia and Alzheimer’s residents are soothed and stimulated by things they have known in the past, such as songs, fashions, news or familiar objects. Many NHS nurses and nursing home staff work with these residents to put together memory boxes that can help them remember the past happily. The NHS tells us that a multi-sensory...
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Jun 17

8th

Long Term Care Insurance Guide for Nursing Home Care

Just at the time in our life when you want to be worry-free, you can find yourself wondering about what will happen if you or a partner or parent needs care over the long term, and whether nursing home insurance is the answer. This kind of care is for people who can no longer carry out basic living tasks on their own and are having difficulties with washing, dressing, going to the toilet or...
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Jun 17

1st

Respite Care | Tips for Carers

Choosing respite care requires lots of consideration. Making sure that the person receiving the care and the carer are happy with the decision and the arrangements makes a big difference to the overall experience. Here are some vital respite care tips to think about. Assess Your Needs It's not easy making a decision about respite care unless you completely know what you want or need from...
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May 17

22nd

Giving Residents the Right to Vote

Residents in residential care homes have the same human rights as people in the wider community, but this can often be forgotten when it comes to enabling them to take part in the democratic process. Politicians can sometimes appear to ignore the views of people in residential care, but they actually make up an important group with something to say, so supporting residents to take part in the...
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May 17

14th

Dementia Awareness Week: 5 Ways You Can Help

Dementia Awareness Week is aimed at raising awareness about dementia and how you can help and support people living with dementia. The Alzheimer's Society is asking everyone to unite against dementia to learn more about how to understand and manage some of the problems associated with the condition. Here are some strategies that will help if you are supporting someone who lives with...
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May 17

7th

Care Home Fees: Understanding Deliberate Deprivation

Making the decision to move either yourself or a loved one into residential care is never easy. It's important to take into account the various processes and assessments that precede such a step, including the question of care home fees. Although NHS care is free, social care needs to be paid for, so you need to understand what level of financial support, if any, you or your loved one can expect...
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May 17

1st

Could this new scheme reduce care home falls?

Staff in residential care homes are aware that falls are responsible for placing a massive financial burden on the NHS. When older people fall, they are likely to experience broken bones and may require hip replacement surgery, both of which will require a lengthy period in hospital for recovery. But it's not just the cost of broken bones and injuries to be taken into account: people in...
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