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A review of the risk, trust and confidence aspects of decision-making in informal and semi-formal caring and supportive relationships in an ageing society. Trust has been typified as the social glue that binds society together, while risk is seen as a countervailing force. This review considers the role of individual…
Elderly residents of a Perthshire care home broke down in tears yesterday when they learned of its impending closure. Staff and residents at Belmont Castle in Meigle were given the devastating news that the facility was no longer sustainable. After concerted efforts to boost dwindling client numbers failed, CrossReach –…
Westminster council is working with NHS to develop supported housing that offers frail residents independence they crave
Monday, 2 Jul, 2012

Webwatch - Final Fling

It’s a subject that not everyone wants to embrace or give due consideration to in life, but most people would agree that dying is a natural part of life, and is something that all of us, perhaps, should consider and plan for appropriately. An initiative that recognises the importance of…
Monday, 30 Apr, 2012

Webwatch - Find Me Good Care

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is developing a website that will help people to make choices about care. It will cover all types of care and support for adults including regulated and unregulated services in England, and will provide links to specialist websites, including local services, specialist and…
Complex interventions can help elderly people to live safely and independently, and could be tailored to meet individuals' needs and preferences.
An article examined adult protection referrals for older people over an 8-year period in two English local authorities. Older people were at particular risk of multiple and physical abuse. Those living alone were especially vulnerable to financial abuse, and those living in a care home to multiple abuse.
A report by DEFRA said that services for older people in rural areas needed to be 'rural proofed' to help prevent more older people becoming isolated.
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