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Wellness Café

A free cafeĢ 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
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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