Home Care News

Police launch 'Safer Walking' campaign to help locate people with dementia

Melissa McAlees (25-May-17)

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched a 'Safer Walking' campaign to promote GPS tracking technology to assist families and support services in locating people with dementia. Walking can provide.....

Over 65s with care needs to rise by a quarter by 2025

Angeline Albert (24-May-17)

The number of people over the age of 65 who will need care could rise by 25 per cent to 2.8m by 2025 in England and Wales, resulting in more people with disabilities such as dementia. According to research.....

Home Instead's 'exceptional' team celebrate 16th 'outstanding' rating

Melissa McAlees (23-May-17)

Home Instead Senior Care Worcester has become the first home care provider in the county to receive an 'outstanding' rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Praised for providing dignified home care.....

'Weak and wobbly' Theresa May makes social care cap U-turn

Angeline Albert (22-May-17)

Prime Minister Theresa May, has announced the public will be given the chance to have ‘an absolute limit’ on what they must pay for their social care costs, in a Conservative manifesto U-turn that has been described as more ‘weak.....

Nurses with dementia 'may forget' to give patients medication

Sue Learner (19-May-17)

In the wake of the Royal College of Nursing calling for nurses with dementia to be allowed to carry on working, an expert on dementia has voiced concerns that a nurse with dementia may forget to give patients their medication. The.....

Dementia deaths expected to quadruple by 2040

Melissa McAlees (19-May-17)

The number of people expected to die from dementia is set to soar in the coming years, putting end-of-life services under 'intense pressure', new research has found. By 2040, it is estimated there will be.....

May's manifesto promises 'death tax' and asks elderly to pay more for home care

Angeline Albert, News Editor (18-May-17)

People living in their own homes will have to pay more for domiciliary care because the Conservative party's manifesto pledges to include the value of people's property in means testing to assess how much individuals should pay for.....

'Radical action' required to reform home care services in Scotland

Michaela Mildenhall (12-May-17)

Home care in Scotland needs 'radical reform', according to Scottish Care, which has highlighted a whole host of problems, including high staff turnover, short care visits and fewer elderly receiving free personal and nursing care. Research.....

Free dementia sessions: Care workers to share experiences of caring for people with dementia

Sue Learner (12-May-17)

Home care workers will be sharing their experiences of caring for people with dementia at a free dementia awareness session in Guildford. The session on 25 May is being held by Home Counties Carers along.....

GP who considered suicide is urging people with depression to ask for help

Sue Learner (09-May-17)

A GP whose depression got so severe he couldn’t leave his own house and considered suicide, is urging others with mental health problems to not be afraid to ask for help. Dr Richard Gorrod, who was a partner.....

Care home group tackles loneliness with 'don't dine alone' evenings

Michaela Mildenhall (02-May-17)

Barchester Healthcare group is tackling loneliness by introducing a regular ‘don’t dine alone’ evening, providing companionship for those living at their residential homes, as well as those living within the community at large. Over.....

Simple eye test for glaucoma could save millions from blindness

Michaela Mildenhall (27-Apr-17)

A new eye test designed to detect early signs of glaucoma – a major cause of blindness - has been developed by University College London and the Western Eye Hospital. Glaucoma affects an estimated 60 million people worldwide,.....

Overnight care at home piloted in Scotland to reduce bed-blocking

Michaela Mildenhall (26-Apr-17)

A new overnight home care service, is being piloted by NHS Highland and Scottish Care, in a drive to reduce the amount of bed-blocking in hospitals. Three local independent sector providers, Gateway, Castle.....

UK to get eight new specialist MS nurses to help people manage the disease

Sue Learner (26-Apr-17)

People with Multiple Sclerosis in the UK are to get eight new specialist MS nurses to help thousands of people affected by the disease. The MS Trust will be funding the new nurses, with the first two of these.....

Brits urged to forget age, race and Brexit and unite in fight against dementia

Sue Learner (26-Apr-17)

A whole host of celebrities including Jo Brand, Bill Nighy, Meera Syal and Robbie Savage are backing a new campaign to unite in the fight against dementia. The campaign by Alzheimer's Society has been launched by a TV ad voiced.....

Mid-life misery: The 'sandwich generation' are most unhappy, study finds

Melissa McAlees (21-Apr-17)

Life may begin at 40, but it also appears to be the age at which burdens begin to weigh heaviest, according to new research. A report published by Aviva shows that people are the least happy, least satisfied.....

GPs are not diagnosing IBS early enough

Michaela Mildenhall (19-Apr-17)

GPs are not detecting Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) early enough, new research reveals. One third of IBS and IBD patients asked by researchers reveals they visited.....

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledges to boost Carer's Allowance by £10 a week

Sue Learner (18-Apr-17)

Jeremy Corbyn is to announce a pledge of an extra £10 a week on top of the current Carer's Allowance of £62.50 a week, taking the benefit up to £73.10. People have to be looking after someone for 35 hours.....

Thousands left to cope alone after leaving mental health hospital

Melissa McAlees (13-Apr-17)

One in ten people discharged from a mental health hospital after being admitted in crisis are not getting a follow-up within a week of leaving. Research published by national charity Mind, has also found.....

HSBC announces plans to become a dementia-friendly bank

Melissa McAlees (12-Apr-17)

HSBC has unveiled plans to become a more dementia-friendly bank, rolling out a range of initiatives to help support those living with dementia. The bank is launching an advice guide for those affected by.....