Preventing falls Maintaining independence by preventing falls Whilst anyone can have a fall, older people are more vulnerable with a higher chance of falling, particularly if they are living with an on-going health condition or are impacted by mobility/frailty issues. Falls in older people are common – in the over 65s, one ...
Maintaining independence At The Good Care Group we have been supporting people to maintain independence whilst continuing to live in the comfort and familiarity of their own home for over 10 years. Our care is focused on ensuring people can live with dignity supported by a well-trained professional carer who ...
Nutritional needs change as we age for a number of reasons. Here’s our advice for tailoring nutritional intake to the needs of the elderly. Nutritional needs change as we age for a number of reasons: some are related to the aging process itself; some to physical ability; and some to
Find out how you can help ease sundowning symptoms for older people with a little help from the friendly team at The Good Care Group. Understanding how to help ease sundowning symptoms is immensely important. Sundowning is a symptom of dementia and Alzheimer's that can cause older people to become
How we are enabling effective prevention and detection of infections within our live-in care service. Image 1 illustrates the different trajectory for a client with a UTI pre and post implementation of urinalysis kits The first key learning from the project was that urine samples obtained from catheter bags cannot
We launched an initiative aimed to boost physical and mental wellbeing of our live-in carers. The COVID-19 outbreak will have an impact on everyone’s lives and it is important to look after our body and mind during this challenging time. At The Good Care Group, we launched an initiative aimed
Nearly everyone can lower their risk of dementia, even if it runs in the family, by living a healthy lifestyle, research suggests. Nearly everyone can lower their risk of dementia, even if it runs in the family, by living a healthy lifestyle, research suggests. The study of nearly 200,000 people
Find out how The Good Care Group helps older people continue to engage in the activities they love by calling on our friendly team. Gardening can be a fantastically rewarding activity for older people, with numerous health and social benefits. In honour of National Gardening Week, we’ve taken a closer look at
A story from Scotland has made headlines around the world. Matt Muircroft, 75, from Motherwell, spent weeks painstakingly recreating the décor of his former home for his wife Julie, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2009. A story from Scotland has made headlines around the world. Matt Muircroft, 75, from
One in six of us will develop dementia at some point during our lifetimes. For a condition that affects so many, it is surprising that we’re only just beginning to take steps towards understanding and trying to minimise its negative impact on quality of life. SPECAL offers an innovative approach