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Care Sector News Review: December 2018

Find out all about the latest care sector news from December 2018, including care services news, medical research and awareness initiatives.

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19 December 2018
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5 ways live-in care supports privacy for older people

Live-in care helps support privacy for older people in ways that other care models aren't able to; find out how this manifests and why privacy is so important.

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19 December 2018
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Fire safety checks for older people: What you need to know

Fire safety checks for older people can be lifesavers. In this article, we'll look at the things you can do and resources you can access to keep you protected.

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11 December 2018
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Amazing charities working to support older people at Christmas

These charities are among those providing transformative support to older people at Christmas, helping them avoid loneliness and access support services.

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05 December 2018
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5 winter warming tips for older people

Help your loved one stay safe and comfortable throughout the colder months with our list of the most effective winter warming tips for older people.

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28 November 2018
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Care Sector News Review: November 2018

Catch up with the latest care sector news from across the sector in our November 2018 industry review, including care services, medical research and more.

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26 November 2018
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Record number of centenarians shows need for new care systems

With life expectancy and years spent in good health both increasing, it's time for society to think about new care systems that help people live to the fullest.

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21 November 2018
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How to reduce flu risk for elderly loved ones

Taking steps to reduce flu risk for elderly people is vitally important throughout winter; find out what you can do to help support your loved one.

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14 November 2018
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The Power of Bubbles

“Yoohoo! Cooee!” she cried out of the window into the courtyard below. When that didn’t work she pulled her hanky from inside her sleeve and waved it out of the window to get their attention. A few steps behind her, I smiled fondly at her and the impromptu SOS signal to her great grandchildren below.

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12 November 2018
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Caring For a Couple With Different Needs

Caring for a couple with such different needs can be very challenging at times. Prior to their ill health this couple had travelled extensively around the world and experienced many happy times together. However, J’s Parkinson’s diagnosis and the accompanying frailty meant his mind was active while his body was not.

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12 November 2018
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Dealing with dementia: What do we do when our client’s spouse dies?

After B’s husband sadly passed away, it was decided not to tell her the news as she was unable to retain new information. That first daunting night, J’s absence had shifted the atmosphere. My apprehension intensified as the emptiness hung heavy in the air. His bed lay there next to where B slept, empty for the first time in decades.

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12 November 2018
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Elderly weight gain: Techniques for helping your loved one stay healthy

Gain tips and advice for helping support elderly weight gain. These simple steps could help your loved one overcome weight loss and maintain healthy body size.

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07 November 2018