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How palliative live-in care helps you take those meaningful steps

Following Tessa Jowell's inspirational speech, find out how palliative live-in care can help support comfort and self-determination at the end of life.

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26 July 2018
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Skin care advice for seniors in summer

We've prepared this handy list of skin care advice for seniors to help keep you comfortable and protected throughout the summer months.

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19 July 2018
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High-quality care: What key criteria do inspectors look for?

High-quality care is something we should all have access to when the time comes. However, with so many autonomous care providers operating across the country, maintaining this standard requires a dedicated body to oversee things.

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12 July 2018
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6 tips for holidaying with older parents

Holidaying with older parents can be an immensely rewarding experience for everyone involved. With a little bit of pre-planning, you can gather the family together and share an unforgettable trip, whether at home or abroad.

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05 July 2018

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Care Sector News Review: June 2018

Welcome to Care Sector News Review, June 2018 edition. Here, we'll give you a brief introduction to some of the most compelling care sector news from across the industry.

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03 July 2018
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Care home closures keep thousands of older people trapped in hospital

Care home closures are happening at an alarming rate, leaving 3,500 medically fit older people trapped in hospitals across the UK. In this article, we'll take a look at why care homes are closing so rapidly. We'll also explain the importance of helping older people return home as soon as they're physically able.

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28 June 2018
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A quick guide to bowel cancer symptoms and screening

In honour of Bowel Cancer UK's 'Step Up for 30' initiative and 'Cancer Survivors' Day' (both of which take place this month), we've prepared this short guide to bowel cancer symptoms, tests and at-risk groups.

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21 June 2018
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Wellness Café

A free café for older people to enjoy tea, cake, table tennis and social activities.

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20 June 2018
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Thoughtful ways to offer support for family carers

Providing support for family carers can be immensely important; it shows how much you value their efforts and allows them to have a well-deserved break every now and again. To mark Carers Week 2018 and honour the vital work that family carers perform up and down the country, we've prepared this short guide to the ways you can offer them both practical and emotional support.

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14 June 2018
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Elderly vision loss: glaucoma types, tests and treatments

This week marked National Glaucoma Awareness Week, a country-wide initiative that aims to reduce rates of elderly vision loss by raising awareness and funds for new treatments. Organised by the International Glaucoma Association, this year's event called on older people to get checked for dry eye syndrome. This condition affects 50–60% of people with glaucoma, and approximately one in three people over 65 across the country. In honour of this event, we've prepared a short guide to glaucoma types, tests and treatments.

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07 June 2018
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Introducing your after stroke care team

After stroke care is a complex yet vital process designed to help people recover as much of their independence and ability as possible. To mark the Stroke Association's 'Make May Purple for Stroke' initiative, we've put together this article to introduce you to the key members of an effective after stroke care team.

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31 May 2018

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Care Sector News Review: May 2018

Welcome to Care Sector News Review, May 2018 edition. Here, we'll provide you with an overview of the latest care-related news, medical research and awareness initiatives.

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29 May 2018