Care Homes News Digest | Care home news Feb 2018

As we move into the last month of the first quarter of 2018, a week that has had unprecedented bad weather in the UK, it is time once again to look at articles from around the care sector with a focus on the NHS.  We also look at specific topics relating to health, highlighted by several MPs and an article on why research for dementia should focus on the kinds of care offered patients as well as any cure. Welcome to Care Home News Feb 2018 edition. Continue reading “Care Homes News Digest | Care home news Feb 2018”

Managing medicines – a guide for carers

Managing medicines for a patient or loved one can be challenging, especially if they are required to take several at different times of the day.
The patient may have difficulty remembering when to take their medicine or may even refuse to do so.  This article discusses how as their carer you can correctly and safely manage their medicine.

Although anyone can legally administer medicines, they must be prescribed by a medical practitioner.

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Acute illnesses – examples for carers

An acute illness is defined as an illness where symptoms appear or change quickly. The health condition becomes chronic if it persists despite long-term treatment. Acute illnesses can range from mild to severe, and it’s important to seek diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of its to prevent it from becoming a chronic problem. Continue reading “Acute illnesses – examples for carers”

Care Homes News Digest | Care home news Jan 2018

The new year often sees an increase in activity online with Care homes issuing press releases on new projects or plans for the next 12 months. Online Care Courses reports on the most relevant care home news throughout January with links to the sites listing their articles found in the public domain. Welcome to Care home news Jan 2018 issue.

This months news bites cover an interview with Wales Care Forum chair regarding ‘social care timebomb’ in his area, alleged ownership clauses in patient contracts allowing care homes to sell on residents belongings after death and the Aussie Flu bug that is affecting Care Homes in Gloucestershire. Continue reading “Care Homes News Digest | Care home news Jan 2018”

Treating acute injuries in care homes

An acute injury is one with a rapid onset of pain due to a traumatic incident or an impact affecting a specific area of the body. An ankle sprain or cut requiring stitches are both examples of acute injuries. They often need immediate treatment in the form of first aid. Although the pain from an acute injury is sudden and sometimes intense, it usually has a short duration. The first thing your doctor should do is evaluate the damage to determine its severity.

Acute injuries, acute injury
Acute injuries, acute injury

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