July 30, 2014: Provisional figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show 344,000 patients had a recorded diagnosis of dementia in 2013-14.
From Public Health England on 31st July 2014:
Public Health England released a report containing new analysis showing that men who have a large waist circumference of over 102cm (40.2 inches) are 5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Women with a large waist circumference of over 88cm (34.7 inches) are 3 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Currently 90% of adults with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese and the prevalence of both obesity and diabetes are on the increase. At present, 100 people each week in the UK have a limb amputated as a result of diabetes and diabetic eye disease is the main cause of preventable blindness in the working age population in England and Wales.
Diabetes is a serious public health issue; by 2030 the total number of adults with all types of diabetes is projected to rise to 4.6 million or 9.5% of the adult population.
Figures from the Age UK Press/Media in June this year show that since June 2010 an estimated 1,928,255 bed days have been lost to the NHS at a cost of over £526 million to the tax payer, because people’s hospital discharges have been delayed as they wait for social care.
There is no age breakdown available for patients affected by delayed hospital discharge, but we know many are older people.
Older people are having to wait on average one day longer in hospital before finding a place in a residential care home compared to the position in 2010.
Patients waiting to be transferred to a residential home in 2013/14 wait an average of 30 days, while someone who needs grab rails or ramps fitted at home waits 27.3 days, 11.5% longer than in 2010. People waiting for a social care package to be put together before they can go home are having to wait an average of 28.6 days in total, 5% longer than in 2010.
An NHS bed costs around £1900 a week compared to about £530 for a place in residential care.
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Answer : No, but the following information comes from the Gov.UK webpage: www.gov.uk/mobility-scooters-and-powered-wheelchairs-rules/overview
There is no legal eyesight requirement to drive mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs, but you should be able to read a car’s registration number from a distance of 12.3 metres (40 feet).
You must check that you can still do this regularly.
You might have to pay compensation if you have an accident and poor eyesight was part of the cause.
Potential live-in care worker interviewed in Norfolk.
Enquiries with reference to the Live-in Care Service we offer came from 20 different counties in the month of July.
Yorkshire & Humber:
In order to remain in his own home, Richard’s high dependency care needs meant he required a care package for 24 hours per day.
In 2006 Able Community Care began providing Richard with a live-in care package. His current care needs are such that an outside hourly care agency comes in a certain times of the day to assist his live-in care workers.
Richard has two main live-in care workers on his rotational care worker package; one was introduced to Richard in 2008 and the second carer in 2012.
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Angela Gifford, Director
Able Community Care Ltd.
Telephone 01603 764567