May 06, 2010 -- Able Newsflash No.218

Care News

The pages of the newspapers and periodicals we take have been full of political features concerning the election this week and there are very few news items on care. So just the following one:

Talking Mats can help people with dementia and their carers make decisions:

(Source: Joseph Rowntree Trust)

For more information on Talking Mats see:

In-House News

A new article has been published on our website at www. titled; Living and Working Abroad with Elderly Parents or Relatives Back in the UK?.

In addition the Customer Satisfaction Survey Results to date have been published on the website.

Prospective clients have been visited in The Channel Islands, Herefordshire, Sussex, Derbyshire and Norfolk.

Care reviews have been held in The Channel Islands, Lincolnshire and Norfolk.

Care Manager Katie Plane has attended a training course on Providing Effective Supervision for Care Staff.

A new post has commenced in Cambridgeshire for an older gentleman with Dementia. Care Manager is Jackie on 01603 281914. Wage �571.00pw inc.

An older lady requiring care as a result of a brain haemorrhage living in Suffolk. Care Manager is Sarah on 01603 281915. Wage �598.00pw inc.

Interesting Information / Statistics

Question of the Week
"I am nearly nineteen and I wish to learn to drive. Are there specialist driving instructors who teach people who are wheelchair dependent and is their any help with the cost of the lessons?"

Answer : There are driving instructors who are trained to help teach disabled people to drive and one of the ways to find out if any driving instructor is suitable for your needs is to look for instructors who have taken a special course - often at Banstead Mobility Centre or the Transport Research Laboratory.Experienced instructors can teach you more than how to drive, including;

Between the ages of 16 and 24 years, Motability may be able to�offer financial support towards the cost of driving lessons.

People with dementia occupy up to a quarter of hospital beds at any one time.
(Source: Alzheimer's Society)

Department of Health, Care Homes for Older People
National Minimum Standards � Staffing:
Section 27.6
"Staff providing personal care to service users are at least aged 18; staff left in charge of the home are at least aged 21."

We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".

Best Wishes,
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.