(Source: Health Services Journal)
Last year 27% of care providers failed their CQC inspection and since 1st January 2014, 6 'negative' reports on inspected care homes can be found on the CQC website under Press and Media.
The Stroke Association know that many people struggle with daily living after a stroke. Although there are lots of services and products out there finding ones that might help can be difficult.
As a result the Stroke Association has created Equip Stroke in partnership with the Disability Living Foundation. It's an online guide to the aids and equipment that could help your life after stroke. It covers subjects such as health e.g. memory, vision, fatigue, Home e.g. the rooms in your home, the garden and Daily Living eg preparing meals, shopping and daily chores. To interact with this information visit the Stroke Association website at: www.stroke.org.uk/dailyliving
Answer : The Bereavement Advice Centre has issued information which will be of help to you:
They have published a booklet entitled, "What to do when someone dies - A practical guide".
This can be downloaded from their web site using this link: www.bereavementadvice.org/uploads/DOC517A8B92ADAD0.pdf
The guide is 40 pages and is one that is used in hospitals, hospices and GP surgeries.
It includes a comprehensive checklist to help you remember who needs to be informed of the death and the booklet goes from the moment someone has died through all that needs to be done in the next few days and months
The format is A4 to be compatible with most home printers. However, if you would prefer an A5 (smaller) version please call them and one can be posted to you.
Client care reviews have taken place in South Wales.
Potential live-in care workers have been interviewed in South Wales.
Two new posts have commenced:
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The medical name for pins and needles is paraesthesia.
Living in a rural area Frederick was used to going out on his scooter but since 2010, a live-in carer has always accompanied him.
Though frail, Frederick requires support and assistance only with personal care, but requires his live-in carer to carry out all his domestic needs.
Currently there are three regular live-in carers on his rota, one who was introduced into his home in May 2010, one in June 2012 and the third carer in December 2013.
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Able Community Care Ltd.
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