Home Care & Nursing Agencies News & Industry Events

99 per cent of patients with later stage dementia not receiving specialist end of life care

Michaela Mildenhall, 19-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Nearly 99 per cent of all people with advanced dementia are not receiving adequate specialist care services, according to a recent research report. The study conducted by Marie Curie Palliative Care Research

Dementia-friendly visiting hours at Leicester hospitals inspired by 'John's Campaign'

Michaela Mildenhall, 18-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Hospitals in Leicester have introduced new visiting hours designed to ‘improve the experience of people with dementia’. Based on a scheme called ‘Stay with Me’, it is part of the wider ‘John’s campaign’

Nearly half of all patients who break hips 'not receiving best practice care'

Michaela Mildenhall, 15-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Two in five patients are at increased risk of ending up in a home because of treatment delays after breaking their hips, according to a report by The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD). The report data,

Care professionals hope to raise thousands on Care Workers Charity bike ride

Sue Learner, 15-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

A group of up to 40 cyclists, made up of people working in the care sector, are taking part in a 78 mile cycle ride in a bid to raise £30,000 for the Care Workers Charity. The CWC Cycle Challenge takes place

Monty Python star takes part in 'dementia walk' one year on from diagnosis

Michaela Mildenhall, 14-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Monty Python star Terry Jones put his best foot forward and joined in with over 3,500 other walkers at the Alzheimer’s Society’s London ‘Memory Walk’, one year on from being diagnosed with a rare form of dementia. The

PM: 'Not fair' for UN to say Government doesn't help disabled

Angeline Albert, 13-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to defend her Government’s disability rights record in Parliament, taking to the dispatch box to reject as ‘not fair’ the UN’s view of disability rights in the UK as a https://www.homecare.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1587567/UN-concerned-by-Britains-backwards-stance-on-disability-rights|‘human

Theatre 'giant' Sir Peter Hall dies after long battle with dementia

Michaela Mildenhall, 13-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Visionary British theatre director Sir Peter Hall has passed away aged 86, at University College Hospital, surrounded by his family. The Royal Shakespeare Company founder and former National Theatre director

Home care leader calls for care workers to be treated 'with greater respect'

Michaela Mildenhall, 13-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

The chair of the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has urged Government ministers to treat those in the homecare sector with "greater respect". Mike Padgham who is stepping down as chair, made

Retinal imaging eye test could detect early Frontotemporal dementia

Sue Learner, 12-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Scientists think they have discovered a simple way of diagnosing Frontotemporal dementia, through a retinal imaging test. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Brexit: Lords investigate if UK citizens will still get free healthcare in EU

Sue Learner, 12-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

The House of Lords is holding an inquiry into whether British citizens travelling and living in the EU will still get free healthcare after Brexit. Britain’s main Brexit negotiator David Davis recently announced

Nine out of 10 elderly drivers afraid of losing independence without licence

Michaela Mildenhall, 12-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Almost half of drivers aged 70 and over fear they would lose their identity if they didn’t drive, according to a survey. Some 91 per cent of older drivers believe they would lose their independence if

People in Wales have poorest access to specialist mental health care

Sue Learner, 11-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Welsh people have the poorest access to psychiatric care, compared to people in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. New research by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows there are huge inequalities

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