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The CQC's 'outstanding' formula

Last month, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) released their annual State of Care report for 2015/16. Data taken from the inspection of more than 16,000 adult social care providers from...

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Am I a carer? Carers UK identification challenge

The care of an ill, older or disabled loved one is often just a part of life for many people. Too many in this situation struggle on, unaware that support...

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Occupational therapist project aims to save 15k hospital bed days

A study carried out by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) has been looking into the value OTs bring to patients and hospitals. The year-long study is due to be...

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How paying for elderly care works across the UK

The social care system in the UK addresses many aspects of care for the elderly. Types of care include help to live independently at home with assistance in simple tasks...

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SSKIN: 5 steps to prevent pressure ulcers

Even though there have been improvements in pressure ulcer/bed sore prevention across many UK care facilities, pressure ulcers continue to affect approximately 20% of all patients in hospitals, nursing homes and residential...

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The 'Iron Nun' is an 86-year-old inspiration

If ever you needed proof that age is merely a number, Sister Madonna Buder would gladly oblige. I came across her amazing tale just recently after she featured in a...

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Boost resident memory and morale with a library

In this post, I share my thoughts on care home libraries and how research is highlighting the huge benefits of having a community library in your care home. Care homes...

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Hats off to HenPower! Hen-keeping in care homes

HenPower is a project undertaken by arts organisation, Equal Arts. The project aims to creatively engage older people in art-related activities and hen-keeping, promoting health and well-being and reducing loneliness...

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Why you should manage bed rail safety

In April this year, a North West NHS Foundation Trust was fined £100,000 for failing to properly manage the use of bed side rails at its hospitals. The court who...

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