Commencing a new client during the COVID-19 pandemic

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When providing a new care service to you in your own home there is a process we go through prior to the start of the care to ensure that the services meet your need, and that you are involved and treated with respect and dignity. Once we have taken the initial details from an enquiry…

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Home care safety measures with COVID19 virus

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We know that people are very nervous at the moment about arranging homecare because it means someone coming into your home and in a lot of cases, being close up to you to help with any personal needs, like helping you to get dressed, so we wanted to explain the measures that we have put in place…

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Defining The Future Of Private Homecare

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Did you know?………. All of our NVQ qualified carers carry equipment with them so that they can take regular observations from our clients. The emphasis here is monitoring, detection, action. We do this by applying ‘RESTORE2’* which is a national standardised response supported by the NHS and Clinical Commissioning Groups for the assessment and management…

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Palliative care services to get £25 million cash boost

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A recent article was published on the Home Care Insight website about Palliative care. Read Original Article We have to agree with Professor Martin Green, chief executive of Care England, any additional funding coming into health and social care is always welcome. The issue, is as it has been for over a decade, in that…

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Alarm at 500,000 carers with no training

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‘Alarm at 500,000 carers with no training’ – Daily Mail 15/7/19 This article presents a shocking revelation to the public. There have always been people providing care and getting paid for it before the introduction of the National Care Standards Commission and National Care Standards Act in 2001. However, this article expresses a truth that…

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Nurses urged to be alert to dangers of sepsis

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Sepsis is a challenge not just in hospitals but for people at home. In an article in the Guardian Newspaper Sept 2017 the Guardian disclosed ‘In the UK alone, sepsis is responsible for 44,000 deaths every year, more than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined. Despite this, a recent survey found that 44% of people…

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Sustainable funding for public health

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I support the statement by Dementia UK. In a recent press release, they highlight not only the issue of funding but the length of time that the whole health and social care sector has had to suffer real year on year financial reductions in funding. However, with the state of the public purse being what…

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