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Eight out of ten people find that choosing care for an older relative is one of the most stressful moments in life, according to a survey arranged by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In the survey, carried out through the websites, Mumsnet and Gransnet, 84% of respondents reported that choosing…
My Home Life (MHL) was originally a project set up in 2006 by the National Care Forum (an organisation that represents not-for-profit care homes) and Help the Aged. It was established to promote quality of life for those living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people through…
The war of words between Scotland's largest local authority and a group of private care homes has escalated in an ongoing dispute over fees. Glasgow City Council has accused independent care homes of a "concerted resistance" to the introduction of a contract limit on the cost of providing care home…
Health officials should run an "it's never too late" campaign to make the public aware of lifestyle changes they could make to help stave off dementia, a new report suggests. A number of factors can increase a person's risk of dementia in later life and people should be encouraged to…
The Care Inspectorate has praised staff at a Scottish care home for their new approach to dementia care that’s had positive effects on their health and wellbeing, even reducing the amount of medication being administered to some residents. Kincaid House in Greenock has introduced a number of simple but effective…
The needs of dying people and their families are being "ignored" by many local health bodies, charities warned. Just over four in 10 Health and Wellbeing Boards in England consider the needs of people nearing the end of their lives, according to Help the Hospices and the National Council for…
Ageing, meaning and social structure is a unique book advancing critical discourse in gerontology and makes a major contribution to understanding key social and ethical dilemmas facing ageing societies. It confronts and integrates approaches that have been relatively isolated from each other, and interrelates two major streams of thought within…
In 2015 The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is investing £1.2million in British citizens, by awarding a record number of 150 Travelling Fellowships, in order to mark its 50th anniversary. This will directly support British citizens who want to travel overseas to gain knowledge, experience and best practice to benefit others…
The Meaning of Care provides a multi-layered analysis and discussion of how we understand and construct care in everyday life; the meanings it has for ourselves, our families, our relationships, our identities, and our sense and understanding of society and what is right and proper. Bernhard Weicht investigates the meaning…
Fifteen areas in England are to share £82 million in a bid to reduce the social isolation of up to 200,000 older people, it was announced today. The money is being distributed by the Big Lottery Fund, which is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the…
Unsuitable housing is leaving thousands of older people facing unnecessary delays in being discharged from hospital, according to new analysis by Age UK. Official figures show that patients who need home adaptations, such as grab rails or ramps fitted at home, are having to wait for an extra 27 days…
The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Claire Keatinge, has called for health and social care services affecting older people to be protected and improved following threats to the health budget. Ms Keatinge said: “The number of older people in Northern Ireland is set to increase by approximately 87%…