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Self Funding Care News – Special Measures for Care Homes

July 23, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 0 Comments

oak-houseEngland’s Care Homes have had a bad reputation for quite some time, with the newspapers often full of horrific stories of failures amongst the places that millions of people put their faith in the hands of, every single year. More over, living in a Care Home is not cheap by anyone’s standards, and when you are paying thousands of pounds – for either yourself or an elderly relative – it is highly likely that you want to know that you are going to get what you have paid for.
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Self Funding Care News – Could Blood Test Pinpoint Alzheimers?

July 14, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 

do I have to self fund my nursing care?Dementia is one of the most worrying diseases currently in existence. But, if you could take a simple blood test to determine your chances of getting the illness, would you take it? This could be an option, in the future, thanks to research currently being conducted.

A group made up of Scientists from various research groups and universities have been working together, comparing the blood of people who fit into three groups:

  • Those who are Healthy
  • Those who have a Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Those who have Alzheimer’s Disease

They compared the different types of blood, and were able to predict with 87% accuracy whether each of the patients would go on to have Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Self Funding Care – Joint Effort To Become First Dementia Friendly Parliament

July 2, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 

ParliamentThe Parliament in the UK will soon be launching a far reaching plan, together with the Alzheimer’s Society they plan to become the first Dementia friendly Parliament in the world.

The Charity, created for people who suffer with Dementia has thrown it’s weight behind the initiative.

This will see the Parliamentary wide initiative role out throughout the UK, be it a member of staff in London or York, they will all have to have a greater understanding of the condition and act to support sufferers.
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Self Funding Care News – Keeping People Suffering With Dementia In Their Own Homes

June 25, 2014 in Self funding care at home, Self funding nursing care, Self funding residential care 

mental-healthDementia is affecting an increasing number of people.

In 2012, there were around 800,000 people suffering with some form of dementia – this had an estimated cost of £23 billion a year to the UK economy says the Alzheimer’s Society; this figure is even higher than the combined costs of care for cancer, strokes and heart disease.

We need to find a way to relieve the pressure on our economy, but still allow sufferers to live in their own home at the same time.

Allowing sufferers to keep their dignity is of the utmost importance.
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Self Funding Care News – Fire Safety

June 18, 2014 in Self funding care at home, Self Funding Care News, Self funding nursing care, Self funding residential care 

smoke-alarm-safetyA campaign is being launched this month to highlight the need to test your smoke alarm SAFELY on a regular basis.

The campaign, which is called GOODPOINT has been launched after the results of a survey were revealed in which over 85% of people will endanger their lives by climbing on a chair, standing on a shelf or some other dangerous practice that they have always done to test their alarm; with the majority of those being aged over 55.
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Self Funding Care News – Nurse Launches New Blog To Help Stem Increase in Diabetes

June 11, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 

margaret-stubbsMargaret Stubbs, who is a prescribing nurse and diabetes clinical lead at Guildhall Walk Healthcare Centre in Portsmouth has decided to launch an educational blog to address the important aspects of diabetes during National Diabetes Week (June 8-14).

Margaret has also offered people a facility to email her with any questions they may have about managing their diabetes.

In the last few years Margaret says she has seen the number of patients at the centre diagnosed with diabetes more than double, which has prompted her to take action.
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Self Funding Care News – Diabetes Care Home Training

June 4, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 

diabetesThe Institute of Diabetes for Older People (IDOP) has just launched a new diabetes care home training and educational course which they say will improve the care of patients suffering from diabetes or hyperglycemia.

There has been a substantial rise in the number of professionals and people who see the current poor standards first-hand, questioning why nothing was being done to make changes.

In response to the worrying poor standards of care, the IDOP has now implemented the new care programme, which includes teaching provided by leading experts in the field, an authoritative workbook and a suite of e-learning modules.

Among the first to to take part in the training programme were staff from the Lancashire Workforce Development Partnership. Read More

Self Funding Care News – New Specialist Care Home Opens In Tipton

May 28, 2014 in Self Funding Care News 

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Care Industry News reports that Oak House, a new specialist adult care home has just opened in Tipton in the West Midlands; the new home has created around 50 new jobs which is a huge boost for local people and the local economy.

The new care home is supported by an occupational therapy team, which includes an assistant psychiatrist, a large number of registered nurses all thanks to ongoing support from Yorkshire Bank.

The new purpose built care home is situated just outside the town of Dudley provides care and rehabilitation for adults that have a learning disability or mental health issues. It has the ability to house up to 14 adults, all within two large specialist bedsits and two six bed care units.

All the facilities have been designed with the needs of the residents who may need care on a one to one basis.

There are a number of other facilities available on-site, these include an IT suite, cinema, visiting room for families to visit relatives who are recieving care.

Residents receiving care are encouraged to take an active role in their own recovery where this is believed to aid the recovery through self help and independence.

The new home should make it easier for local people who are presently seeking care for their relatives elsewhere.

Camino Healthcare who also run Cromwell House have big plans, they intend to create four more care homes at different sites within the West Midlands region in the next few years that would create up to 250 new jobs and expand the companies ability to care for people needing care.

Camino Healthcare Chief Executive, Oliver Horsey said ‘Oak House’s modern facilities and structured care are designed to enable individuals with severe mental health and learning disability problems to recover and gain their independence’.

‘Over the next few years, we plan to develop a number of units across the West Midlands as we strongly believe that people with mental health illnesses benefit from being looked after closer to their homes and families within their own community’.

‘Yorkshire Bank supports this vision and is working in partnership to help us achieve our goals’.

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