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Jan 18

11th

The Impact Volunteers Have On Residents Happiness

Loneliness is a problem which has a devastating impact upon the lives of older people – even those living in nursing homes. A recent report by Age UK showed that there are over one million aged 75 and over who are living alone and often go for a month at a time without having any … Continue reading

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Jan 18

4th

The Effects Ageing has on Oral Hygiene and the Best Tips to Tackle Them

Due to modern dental techniques and knowledge, more older people are able to keep their natural teeth these days. Dental care in nursing homes and dental care in private care homes is more widely available, so it is not only those older adults living in the community who have access to professional dental services. Staff … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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