DOLS provision to be reviewed and simplified

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) provision will be reviewed and simplified to improve the protection of people who lack mental capacity, the Department of Health has announced. DOLS allow people, such as those with dementia or people with severe learning disabilities, to be deprived of their liberty if it is considered to be in [...]

Summer Recruitment Open Day

Introducing our Summer Recruitment Open Day Taking place on Wednesday 6th August 2014 - 10am - 4pm at our office in Edgbaston, Birmingham. We are welcoming our existing healthcare staff as well as new. We will be providing light refreshments including tea and coffee throughout the day. You will have the opportunity to chat with Becky [...]

NHS Continuing Healthcare

  Care fees and NHS Continuing Healthcare The biggest myth about care fees is that you always have to sell your home to pay for care… Do you have an older relative needing full time care? In the UK, whether or not your relative pays for care does not depend on how much money they have or [...]

NHS Trust failure regime extended to care homes

A system of special measures designed to improve failing NHS Trust in England is to be extended to care homes, the government is expected to announce. The process was introduced by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) a year ago at 11 failing trusts. Most have since made progress - although only five have been or are [...]

Improved lifestyle choices could reduce Alzheimer’s

A third of cases of Alzheimer’s disease could be prevented if people start taking steps to improve their lifestyle, a study published in the journal Lancet Neurology has claimed. Research was carried out to understand the impact seven lifestyle risk factors had on a person’s chance of developing the disease. The factors were diabetes, midlife [...]

HCAs low pay jeopardises quality of care

The quality of care in both care homes and domiciliary care is being put at risk by the low pay and working conditions of care workers, with abuse and neglect complaints on the rise, according to MPs. The Public Accounts Committee has published its report into adult social care in England and has found ‘there [...]

New blood test to predict onset of dementia

An academic has warned that a new blood test which identifies people who will go to develop Alzheimer’s disease could be ‘devastating’ to sufferers. Professor Mike Jackson of Birmingham City University said: “Since there is as yet no cure for Alzheimer’s, learning later that you have the disease is preferable to finding out early. The [...]

10 Dementia Care Actions in Hospital

Six Things you need to know about the 10 Care Actions What are the 10 care actions? To give its full title “The 10 Dementia Care Actions in Hospital” is an action plan to support and drive quality within acute general hospital care that you will find in Scotland’s 2nd National Dementia strategy. It’s not just a [...]

Think tank calls for swings at bus stops

Local and national policy-makers are failing to ensure that our communities meet the needs of all ages according to a new report that strongly recommends that local authorities should encourage a sense of fun for all ages - such as swings at bus stops – as well as spur older people on to take more [...]

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer's Society launches Right to Know campaign, to ensure no one is denied access to information and support following a dementia diagnosis. One in five people affected by dementia (21 per cent) were given no information and support after a dementia diagnosis, finds a poll carried out by Alzheimer's Society. The poll of people with dementia, carers and people with a [...]