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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.