AUGUST 2017 NEWS
17th AUGUST - Extra 71,000 Care Home places required by 2025 - new Lancet study suggests
A study compiled by The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed general Medical journal, has suggested that an extra 71,000 care home places will be needed by 2025 in the UK, as life expectancy and care needs rise, while 4.4 million people will require care at home. The Lancet is one of the oldest and best-known Medical journals in the world.
The study has concluded and predicted that there will be an extra 190,000 older people with medium care needs in 2025 and 163,000 people with high care needs, when compared to 2015 and those individuals living with Dementia will be the biggest social care user.
This will ultimately require proper funding and in the long-term, the recruitment and retention of adequate numbers of health care staff in the sector, to cope with the rising numbers.
For further information regarding this news item, please read the full article on www.homecare.co.uk/news
8th AUGUST - Third National Dementia Strategy 2017-2017 Launched
This strategy has been produced in collaboration with colleagues from across the Health, Social Care and Third sector, having received input from people with dementia, their families and carers via National Dialogue events held in 2016 and 2017.
The new strategy includes 21 new commitments with the focus on post diagnostic support and integrated care, bringing a more personalised approach to post diagnostic support which will help those with dementia and those who care for them to achieve their desired outcomes.
The strategy also focuses on the impact of the Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care Knowledge and Skills Framework and associated learning and development resources already used by Health and Social Care staff in Scotland.
The Scottish Government will establish a broad based National Governance group to oversee monitoring and implementation of the new strategy. Those included in this group will be people with dementia, carers and staff from the integrated health and social care partnerships.
If you would like further information about the new strategy, please visit the SSSC website: www.ssscnews.uk.com
7th AUGUST - Skype Night Open Evening at Healthcare Plus
We are currently recruiting for experienced care assistants within the Greenock area to work with our clients and their residents on a temporary basis.
We are holding a "Skype Night Open Evening" whereby you can discuss our current vacancies with Sophie Andrews. Our Skype Night Open Evening will be held on Thursday 10 August 2017 from 6pm until 9pm.
To register your interest in this Open Evening, please contact Sophie Andrews on 01294 588688.
We look forward to hearing from you!
6th AUGUST - Stroke News
Every 5 minutes someone in the UK will have a stroke.
This is a worrying aspect for many, however, the Stroke Association, a registered Charity in England, Wales and Scotland have produced a free guide to help everyone minimise as far as possible the risk of having a Stroke.
Inside the guide which has all the key facts and figures involved in a Stroke, there are some top tips to help reduce the risk, along with your personal health log.
If you would like to order one of these packs, please visit:
3rd AUGUST - Brain Gyms growing in popularity as a way of combating Dementia
Homecare.co.uk has recently reported about Brain Gyms arranged for sufferers of Dementia.
Brains in Action (BRINA) has recently opened two centres in North London and demand is growing so much that they are now opening another six centres in other areas of London and Hertfordshire.
For the participants, the brain gyms are "like a fun game". However, these are structured, therapeutic programmes. Sessions include cognitive motion therapy, computer-based cognitive training, dance and drama therapy, to name just a few of the activities.
The programme has been developed to aid dementia prevention and delay and to help carers and their family members encourage dementia sufferers have their independence for the longest time possible, hopefully delaying the course of the disease.
This is an exciting development for sufferers of dementia and their families, backed by BRINA's extensive research and evidence findings.
To read the full article about Brain Gyms supplied by BRINA, please visit Homecare.co.uk or visit BRINA's website at: www.brainsinaction.uk