Mental Health Day and Local Initiatives

October 10 is World Mental Health Day.  World Mental Health Day is observed annually. It began in 1992 as an… View Article

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Outstanding. How Care Homes Can Achieve the Highest CQC Rating

The Care Quality Commission is sharing examples across the industry of care homes that demonstrate Outstanding care. It is hoped… View Article

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Nutrition & Hydration in Care Homes

Malnutrition affects 1 in 3 adults admitted to hospital or care homes, and 25% of elderly people suffer from chronic… View Article

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Identifying and Managing Delirium in Older People

Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of the individual’s environment…. View Article

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Continence Promotion in Care Homes

Prevalence and Cost of Incontinence Historically it is challenging to obtain accurate statistics around the prevalence of incontinence; due to… View Article

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Pain Management in Elderly Care

A study by Help the Aged in 2008 identified that “Older people are more likely to experience pain, less likely to… View Article

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Managing Falls and Falls Prevention in the Care Home

Identifying the risk factors for falling can help care staff in their assessments and assist them to prevent falls whilst… View Article

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Infection Prevention and Control in Care Homes

With the NRC Show coming up in a few weeks’ time and infection control being one of the key discussion items in the… View Article

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Catheterisation in Care Homes

Managing continence is one of the fundamental aspects of providing high quality nursing care. Maintaining a person’s continence needs can… View Article

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