Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning

According to the NHS Improving Quality data, around half a million people die each year and 75% of these are expected deaths. This means that in most cases people should have the opportunity to think about their wishes and the care that they would like at the end of...
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...
Medication Management Made Safer

Medication Management Made Safer

Independent, February 2018. Adverse drug reactions account for the majority of medication errors. This is followed by:  Poor communication between healthcare professionals Administering medication to the wrong person Elderly people are at a higher risk of adverse drug...
Type Two Diabetes: A Growing Health Risk

Type Two Diabetes: A Growing Health Risk

According to the organisation Diabetes UK, more people than ever are at risk of Type Two Diabetes. Currently, numbers stand at 4.6 million. This is estimated to rise to more than 5 million people living with diabetes by 2025 in the UK alone. Type Two Diabetes makes up...
John’s Campaign. Change for those with Dementia

John’s Campaign. Change for those with Dementia

Back in November at the Care England Conference we met Julia Jones, co-founder of John’s campaign. At AutumnCare we feel that this is a great cause and we wanted to write a blog to help raise awareness. John’s campaign was founded in 2014 after the death...