As winter approaches the nights get longer and the temperature begins to drop. People all over the country start preparing for the cold months ahead, and NHS hospitals begin organising and planning for their busiest time of year, commonly known as ‘winter pressures’. In the extreme winter of 2012/13 there were an estimated 31,100 excess deaths in the UK, and the colder it was, the higher the mortality rate. But what are the challenges facing older people during this chilly season, and why do we see a rise in illness and hospital admissions?
The day of handover is one of the most important days in a placement. It's a very busy day and can be stressful, not only for the carer, but also for the client, who may be feeling anxious about the change.
These are the areas that the outgoing carer should focus on and pay attention to when preparing for handover:
As you get older you may find that the tasks you were previously able to complete have become a challenge. People struggling to manage their day-to-day life often become worried that this marks the end of independence in their own home
At some point you or a loved one may require extra support to continue living comfortably, this is true for millions of elderly people across the United Kingdom. For many, staying home whilst receiving support is the ideal scenario and provides a highly sort after balance; cosy surroundings, a familiar environment and assistance when needed.