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Recognising and reducing delirium in older people

Find out more about the steps you can take to help reduce delirium and associated behaviours in older loved ones.

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16 January 2019
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Practical ways to support older people with hearing loss

Find out how timely intervention, hearing aids and a different approach to communications can help support older people with hearing loss.

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28 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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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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We Hold The Keys

Death is as natural as birth, yet do we as western society view it as this? As professional carers it is one of our main duties and responsibilities - to guide the people we care for through this important chapter of their lives.

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04 October 2018
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Preparing for handover day

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:

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23 August 2018
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Risk and Reward: Positive Risk Taking for Clients

So much of our work is concerned with keeping our clients away from risks, but sometimes taking well-calculated, managed risks can lead to enjoyable experiences for our clients and help them retain their independence as much as possible.

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17 August 2018
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How to support an older person following a fall

Care for older loved ones by improving your understanding of how to assess and support an older person following a fall.

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16 August 2018