Pressure Care and Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Pressure Care and Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

NICE (2018) reports that pressure ulcers are caused when an area of skin and the tissues below are damaged as a result of being placed under pressure sufficient to impair its blood supply. Typically, they occur in a person confined to a bed or a chair by an illness...
Medicine Management in Adult Social Care

Medicine Management in Adult Social Care

Last month the CQC published a report on medicines in health and adult social care. You can read the full report on the CQC website. The report outlines the risks inherent in medicine management and how these risks can be mitigated.  The CQC assesses medicine...
Rock Cottage chooses AutumnCare as Care Management System

Rock Cottage chooses AutumnCare as Care Management System

We are pleased to welcome new client Rock Cottage to the AutumnCare community. Home to 36 residents, Rock Cottage Care Home is located near Stoke-on-Trent. The organisation is dual registered, providing both nursing and residential care services. AutumnCare will...
Oral Health Care in Care Homes

Oral Health Care in Care Homes

An article published by the BBC earlier this week has raised concerns about access to dental care among the elderly. Its reported that people in residential care homes are not always getting the access they need to dental services. The Problem Oral health is not...
Diabetes Week 2019

Diabetes Week 2019

Diabetes Week 2019 runs from 10 – 16 June. The aim of Diabetes Week is to raise awareness and help to tackle some of the stigma that people with diabetes feel. In acknowledgement of Diabetes Week we have put together some interesting facts and information....
IDDSI Update – Level 7 split into two categories

IDDSI Update – Level 7 split into two categories

IDDSI Update – Regular and Easy To Chew  The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) has made an update to Regular and Modified Textures and Fluids. Foods Level 7 is now split into two sections: ‘Regular’ and ‘Regular,...
Memory Walk

Memory Walk

Our client Whitehaven Rest Home attended last years’ Memory Walk to raise money for dementia research. Two teams of Whitehaven staff accompanied by their family and friends completed the walk on a rainy day in Portsmouth. The purpose of the walk is to raise...
Supporting breathlessness in people at the end of life

Supporting breathlessness in people at the end of life

Becoming out of breath can be normal.  It is how the body responds to requiring more oxygen, for example, when people exert themselves physically.  Getting out of breath in response to exercise is part of keeping fit and strong and is a positive thing.  However, for...
Five Rivers Living signs on as new AutumnCare client!

Five Rivers Living signs on as new AutumnCare client!

We are extremely pleased to announce a new partnership with Five Rivers Living! Five Rivers Living is an elderly residential care provider based in Leicester.  The home will shortly begin using AutumnCare for their care records and medication management. A...
Managerial Oversight for Care Home Managers

Managerial Oversight for Care Home Managers

Care Home Managers require constant oversight of the home. They must also conduct high-level analyses to mitigate potential risks and ensure that quality of care is maintained. Paper records cannot provide an ‘at a glance’ overview of the home, potential...