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Read the latest care industry news, interesting articles, important announcements plus recent thoughts and ideas from The Good Care Group.

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What health checks for older people should you be thinking about?

Health checks for older people help improve quality of life by ensuring doctors can start treating any medical conditions at the earliest possible opportunity.

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24 May 2018
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Using SPECAL: A Case Study

As a carer, it is inevitable that some of your clients will be living with dementia and to care for someone with dementia can be very challenging, as well as very rewarding. At The Good Care Group, we are privileged to be taught the SPECAL method of communication and are each given a copy of Oliver James’ excellent book on how to use the SPECAL method, “Contented Dementia”.

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18 May 2018
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Ongoing care crisis leads to rise in rates of severe falls

With rates of severe falls increasing, commentators are discussing a growing care crisis. Find out about the latest news and our falls prevention programme.

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17 May 2018
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Pet therapy: The benefits of including animals in elderly care

Pet therapy can benefit older people in so many ways. Find out more about these benefits and how live-in care supports older people living with pets.

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10 May 2018
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Family Support & Coping with Dementia and Making Decisions

We'll talk about some of the practical and legal issues surrounding the care of people with dementia with particular emphasis on relieving the pressure on their families

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04 May 2018
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Key ingredients of a 5-star live-in care service

Find out more about the key elements that contribute to a live-in care service rated as 5-star by clients and 'outstanding' by CQC.

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03 May 2018
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Care Sector News Review: April 2018

Find out all about what's been happening in the care sector during April 2018, with the latest edition of Care Sector News Review.

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30 April 2018
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8 engaging stroke recovery activities

Use this handy list of engaging stroke recovery activities to make this challenging process as enjoyable and productive as possible.

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26 April 2018
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I'm a Carer, Not a Cleaner!

Where do we draw the line between doing our duties as a carer, and becoming a cleaner? Relief Carer, Leatitia explores this dilemma.

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25 April 2018
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Caring for a relative: How to hand over responsibility when the time is right

Learn more about how to sensitively and supportively hand over the responsibility for caring for a relative or close friend to a professional care agency.

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19 April 2018
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Less than 5% of research funding spent on developing dementia care techniques

More funding should be directed towards developing dementia care techniques (Alzheimer's Society); exploring new research and The Good Care Group methodology.

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12 April 2018