STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

How MyNotes Medical got started by Joanna Slater

Well 3 and a half years later I’m very near with the help of co-founder Brad Meyer, but we need your help to use and test the app. Even if you have an iphone still sigh up and get on the list so we can inform you when we do launch iPhone. Click on the link to sign up       http://www.mynotesmedical.com/join-our-medical-testers-team/

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Document all your health issues for you and your loved ones. MyNotes Medical download today

WITH YOUR HELP YOU WILL HELP US MAKE A MAJOR CHANGE IN HOW WE DOCUMENT OUR HEALTH CARE

We are currently looking for people only with “Android mobile devices” (phone or tablet) to use and test our app so MyNotes Medical will be the number one health documentation app available.

Click on this link  http://wp.me/P7C3OA-U  and please fill out the form to become one of testers and information how to download.                       Phase 2 iOS (iphone) will come at a later date.

In exchange for your early feedback we will give you free access to all upgrades for life to the first 100 people which will make you one of our founder members.

The MyNotes Medical program has been designed to help people protect and care for themselves, their loved ones and their patients (if they are carers or health practitioners.

Users of the app can do this by keeping and sharing accurate and accessible records of a person’s condition and treatment at the tap of a finger.

 TO TAKE NOTES

Recording robust written, audio and visual notes with the MyNotes Medical app enables patients to be more “informed, involved and engaged in getting better”.

The rich, chronological event log of text, audio, video and photo notes is automatically built and secured in a searchable format by the MyNotes Medical app.

Users of the MyNotes Medical app can easily add their personal information and details of treatment, medications and appointments

TO SHARE NOTES

MyNotes Medical users can easily refer to and share all of these details – including an accurate record of what was said, by whom and when – as treatment progresses.

TO RESEARCH HEALTH ISSUES

Between visits to the doctor or consultant, MyNotes Medical allows patients and carers to review and share recordings of the consultation/diagnosis with friends and family and to research vetted sites about related healthcare issues.

Together we can make a difference

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Thank you so much, Joanna Slater

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Britain’s care homes are being turned into complex financial instruments

The extraordinary story of how one care conglomerate uses opaque corporate structures and a web of financial tools to suck wealth from the care of Britain’s most vulnerable.

Adult social care in the UK is in crisis. This much we are told by those in the sector and this much we can see in the statistics. To cite but a few of these: around 1.86 million people over the age of 50 are not getting the care they need; approximately 1.5 million people perform over 50 hours unpaid care per week; and the proportion of GDP the UK spends on social care is among the lowest in the OECD, with budgets having undergone an overall reduction of over 30 per cent since 2010.

Reflecting on the severity of the situation, Ian Smith, chairman of the largest care home chain in the UK, Four Seasons Healthcare, recently declared himself to be ‘embarrassed to be British at the state of our health and social care.’ As with the NHS, a mood of impending catastrophe hangs heavy over social care.

Yet whilst attention has overwhelmingly been focused on the impact of austerity in reducing levels of state support, something murkier and altogether more complicated is going on in the shadows.

According to a groundbreaking new report by the research organisation CRESC, large care home chains – which account for around a quarter of the industry – are rife with dubious financial engineering, tax avoidance, and complex business models designed to shift risks and costs from care home owners on to staff, the state and private payers. Where Does the Money Go? Financialised Chains and the Crisis in Residential Care is a stark warning that the problems of adult social care in the UK run deeper than a lack of state funding, damaging though this is.

Click on the link to read more

http://linkis.com/opendemocracy.net/6rNSm

Click on the link to read the report

Britain’s care homes are being turned into complex financial instruments

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Shocking video captures two care home workers taunting dementia sufferers by torturing the ‘comfort dolls’ they believe are real babies

  • Dementia patients at Ashbourne House care home are given therapy dolls
  • Some vulnerable residents come to see the toys as their own real children
  • Shocking video shows nurses taunting residents by torturing their dolls
  • Two members of staff have been suspended pending an investigation 

Carers have been suspended amid claims they taunted vulnerable dementia patients by torturing the ‘comfort dolls’ they believe are real babies in a series of sick pranks. Sickening video footage shot at Ashbourne House nursing home in Middleton, Greater Manchester, appears to show a member of staff throwing the doll to the floor, distressing its elderly owner. And photographs show the dolls being hanged, put in a tumble dryer and apparently being cooked in a saucepan on a hob.

Another photograph shows an elderly woman appearing distressed as her doll is snatched out of her hands, while there are also images of a doll face down in a fish tank.  A source claims that one picture, showing the doll hung with rope around the neck outside a resident’s bedroom window, was taken as the pensioner was sleeping after staff barged in and put the light on.

It is thought that the pictures and video were taken and shared among some members of staff via WhatsApp.  Two members of staff have been suspended pending an investigation.

Click on the link to read and see more of this evil

http://goo.gl/yuoNAc

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Michael Parkinson warns that visiting some care homes dealing with dementia patients is ‘like going back to Victorian times’

  • Veteran broadcaster’s mother died with dementia at the age of 96
  • He has now warned others about conditions in some care homes
  • Sir Michael says people caring for relatives not to be afraid to complain

Sir Michael Parkinson has urged those looking after people with dementia to check care homes very carefully. He has likened the ‘appalling standards’ he saw after his own mother’s battle with dementia as ‘like going back to the Victorian times and bedlam.’ The veteran broadcaster and former chat show host has urged people caring for relatives with dementia not to be afraid to ask difficult questions or complain if they are worried about the standard of care their loved ones are receiving.

He said: ‘You should be very careful – if you can be and you have a choice – about where you send them. And keep your eye out and don’t be frightened of complaining. Ask what’s happening, what’s going on, because sometimes the care is not sufficient, I have to say.’  Sir Michael’s mother Freda Rose died with dementia at the age of 96 after battling the condition for several years. He has spoken movingly about the pain of watching his ‘sharp and articulate’ mother become ‘a total stranger.’ He said that Freda, who was cared for in several homes of varying standards while she was ill, hated being patronised or shouted at despite not being deaf.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3328025/Michael-Parkinson-s-warning-Victorian-dementia-care-homes.html

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Good care homes will be preserve of rich unless more funding given – ITV Report

High quality care will only be available to those who can afford it unless proper funding is offered to pay staff the new national living wage, a charity has warned.

Around half of the country’s care home staff – some 300,000 people – will be eligible for a pay rise when the new minimum rate of £7.20 an hour comes in next April. But a study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that this will cost the industry – already struggling beneath the weight of government cost-cutting and an ageing population – an extra £387 million a year. Care homes in areas with a large number of council-funded positions will be put at particular risk, the report warned. Joseph Rowntree Foundation chief executive Julia Unwin said the impact could be “devastating”.

‘The new national living wage is a welcome step towards a higher pay economy with lower need for welfare, and is good news for those working in traditional low-pay sectors, such as care. However, care homes are already under financial pressure and if proper funding is not provided to help with these additional costs, the Government risks creating a two-tier care home system where good care is only available to those who can pay for it. This would be devastating for those who are unable to meet these costs themselves, and would have an impact on the wider economy.

While many local authorities will struggle to meet higher wage costs without further investment, many care providers with self-funded residents will find that their current business plans allow them to absorb the cost.’

– JULIA UNWIN, JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION CHIEF EXECUTIVE

 

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Shocking footage shows care home abuse

Shocking footage has emerged of the mistreatment of an elderly woman at a care home in Birmingham after her daughters became suspicious of staff and installed a hidden camera.

The video led to a police investigation and resulted in two staff members being sacked.

Dr John Beer from Action against Elder Abuse – a charity that looks after the rights of older people – joined us.

Warning: Some viewers may find the vision distressing. Good Morning Britain

Click on the link to see the television report

http://www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/news/shocking-footage-shows-care-home-abuse

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You must not call residents sweetie or darling, care home staff told because they are ‘patronising and demeaning’

  • Workers have been reprimanded for calling residents affectionate names
  • Staff hit back at the ticking off, saying the residents like the informal terms
  • But officials from Care Quality Commission have insisted terms aren’t used

Care home workers have been reprimanded for calling residents affectionate names such as sweetie, love, darling and handsome. Critical inspectors told them the terms were ‘patronising and demeaning’ to the dozen adults with learning difficulties. Staff also use family nicknames for some, such as Parsnip. They hit back at the ticking off, saying that the residents like the informal terms, especially those who have no relatives to visit them.

However, officials from the Care Quality Commission have insisted: ‘The language was meant to be friendly but it could be regarded as demeaning and patronising.’ They highlighted other failings at Brackenley Residential Care Home in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, marking it as ‘requiring improvement’. The privately run home has pledged to make changes but declared that it would continue to call residents by the familiar and affectionate names.

Stephanie Kirkman Meikle, chief executive of Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre, which runs the home, said: ‘It did surprise us when they picked up this thing about terms of endearment.  If you have a learning difficulty and you are given a term of endearment, then it is nice to know you are loved, particularly if you have no other family. ‘Some residents have their own terms of endearment that they asked to be called. One likes to be known as Parsnip because that’s what she is known as in her family, so that’s what we call her. ‘We always discuss these things with residents and it is in their care plans, we would never call someone something they don’t want.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3233219/You-not-call-residents-sweetie-darling-care-home-staff-told-patronising-demeaning.html

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Visit “Your Voice Matters” Whistleblower Section to find out the story behind this amazing song

My name is Adeline Dalley, I was once a Senior Carer who specialised in Palliative Care, I loved my job more than anything.  After one day turning whistle blower to protect the war Hero, Sir Douglas Baders Wife all would swiftly change. So what did I do next?

 Write my book – Behind Those Care Home Doors

 Co-write the song on here called Behind Closed Doors

 Why – Because the neglect/ abuse and corrupt behaviours at the expense of our vulnerable elders continues every day.  After seeing new management walk into a new job and no action taken (She refused to let me call an ambulance for Lady Bader who I had notice suffered a stroke, saying it could wait until Monday and see a GP).

Click on ‘Your Voice Matters’ link to read more

http://www.yourvoicematters.org.uk/#!story-of-a-whistleblower/e8qu6

 

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Care home nurses struck off after ‘neglect led to patient deaths’ By Helen Mooney – Nursing Times

Three nurses have been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council register for poor care which in some cases led to patient deaths at a nursing home in south Wales.

After an 81-day hearing, an NMC panel found that failings by a total of five nurses at the Brithdir Nursing Home in Caerphilly amounted to misconduct. Nurses Tembakazi Moyana, Daphne Richards and Rachel Tanta were struck off on Friday. Susan Greening received a caution order and Beverley Mock was suspended for one year. The NMC panel cleared one nurse, Rachel Pritchard, of all charges relating to misconduct.

In May, a disciplinary panel found 86 failings proven out of an alleged 150 against the six nurses in relation to nine residents between 2004 and 2006.  Amongst other charges they related to poor management of patients’ pressure sores and record keeping.

Click on the link below to read more

Care home nurses struck off after ‘neglect led to patient deaths

 

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The care home you WOULDN’T want to send your relatives to: BUPA facility slammed in damning report

One dementia patient at the home-  aged 90-  was left covered in sores and rashes in a cold room while others had bed sores and were not given medication

A crisis-hit care home faces closure following over a raft of damning failings – unless it makes rapid improvements. Stonedale Lodge Nursing and Residential Home, in Liverpool, has been labelled inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the lowest possible ranking – after it emerged that elderly residents suffered bedsores and were not given their medication.

The critical report – which exposed the 180-bed BUPA facility as being staffed below safe limits – is not the first time the care home has met with negative headline,the Liverpool Echo reports. The ECHO today looks back at the shameful incidents which put Stonedale, which was recently banned from taking on any new residents after seven employees were suspended amid allegations of poor care practices, in the public spotlight.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/care-home-you-wouldnt-want-6263379

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Claims: Elizabeth Parry’s mum suffered a broken arm

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Should care home cameras be banned?

One woman strongly opposed to the calls is Irene Rees, whose family used covert filming to help jail an NHS nurse who was abusing her 92-year-old mother-in-law. She joins us this morning alongside Eileen Chubb, founder of the campaign group Compassion in Care.

“You need cameras in care homes. We need them in the rooms. It should be part of a package that’s offered to you when you go to these homes. It’s up to the relatives then to decide… I can’t see any other way of safeguarding these elderly people” – Irene Rees

“Why did I blow the whistle? I saw widespread abuse of people. There was no question about reporting it to management, and we went higher, and higher, and higher” – Eileen Chubb  Compassion in care

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has called for relatives to be banned from secretly filming elderly residents they suspect are being abused in care homes. Earlier this year the Care Quality Commission watchdog introduced a new policy allowing families to covertly film relatives in homes as a ‘last resort’. But the RCN yesterday called for the policy to be banned – warning it would deter nurses from working in care homes and drive down care standards

Please click on the link to watch the interview

http://www.itv.com/thismorning/hot-topics/should-care-home-hidden-cameras-be-banned

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Nurses call for post-reg specialist qualification in care of older people. By Nicola Merrifield, Nursing Times

“Neglected” care home nurses are failing to receive adequate preparation for the role and are unable to access the same career development opportunities as NHS nurses, according to a survey.

Around 70% of survey respondents said undergraduate pre-registration nurse education did not prepare the future workforce with the skills, knowledge, competencies and experience to deliver high quality care to older residents. This was despite the vast majority, 87%, of respondents – which included nurses, managers and community registrants working in care homes – reporting that a particular set of specialist competencies were required to do the job.

A post-registration specialist qualification for care of older people – including care home nursing – was suggested by many people taking part in the research project, which was carried out by academics at the University of York and funded by the Royal College of Nursing Foundation. Such a qualification would ensure the nursing care home workforce was “fit for purpose” and able to meet the increasingly complex care needs of residents, said the report on the study – called Supporting Nursing in Care Homes.

Click on the link below to read more

Nurses call for post reg specialist qualification in care of older people

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Care home shamed into improving food after son posts pictures of ‘disgusting’ meals on Facebook

A man shamed a care home into serving better meals by showing thousands of people his pictures of “disgusting” food given to his 81-year-old mother.

Steve Ashton, 40, put a photo of the corned beef and jacket potato given to his mother Joan on Facebook and it was shared more than 129,000 times. He posted the photograph after the sheltered home refused to admit there was a problem with the quality of food served to residents. Care chiefs have since apologised for meals described as “worse than dog food”. They have now agreed to bring in changes to the food, which costs care residents £42 a week even if they are on holiday and not receiving meals. Mr Ashton said: “I am disgusted with the low-quality food that this facility is being allowed to serve. Don’t the elderly people in this place deserve to have good food that is catered for all? “It is my mission to get the food at this place changed and to get them serving high quality food and meets the needs of all its residents.”

He began his campaign after being told daily by his mother that she did not want to eat the food. His mother moved into Aneurin Bevan Court in Newport, South Wales, eight months ago and had been complaining almost daily about the quality of the food.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11545391/Care-home-shamed-into-improving-food-after-son-posts-pictures-of-disgusting-meals-on-Facebook.html

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One of the meals on offer at the care home

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Care system gets ‘biggest shake-up in 60 years’

 Major changes to the care system in England are being introduced on Wednesday in what is being dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years.

The Care Act 2014 includes rights for those receiving care and those who provide it to their loved ones. It includes standards for access to services from care homes to help in the home for tasks such as washing and dressing. Meanwhile, NHS and care budgets are being merged in Scotland.

The Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act has been described as the most substantial reform north of the border for a generation.  It effectively forces councils and the NHS to work together to provide more streamlined services. That aim is also a major topic of debate in England in the election campaign with the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, UKIP and Greens all having plans for greater integration. But the changes coming into force in England on Wednesday apply only to the care system for older people and younger adults with disabilities.

The BBC has launched an online guide to the care system for the over-65s. The “care calculator” covers residential care and the support provided in people’s own homes, for tasks such as washing and dressing. Users can submit their postcode and find out how much each service costs where they live in the UK.

Click on the link to read more and also about the BBC Cost of Care project

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32136209

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Are you receiving care or providing care for a loved one? What do you think of these changes? You can email haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk with your experience.

Please include a telephone number if you are willing to be contacted by a BBC journalist.

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Revealed: more than 500,000 home care visits last less than five minutes

Care minister Norman Lamb has called for a “fundamental” overhaul of home help services, after an investigation exposed more than half a million visits that lasted less than five minutes each. New figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, show rising numbers of council checks on the elderly and disabled are taking place in a matter of minutes. Charities have raised fears that vulnerable pensioners are being neglected and are being forced to choose between being washed or fed. Ministers have repeatedly pledged to crack down on the scandal of “clock-watch care” by services contracted to councils provide visits of 15 minutes or less.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11302534/Revealed-more-than-500000-home-care-visits-last-less-than-five-minutes.html

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Advice issued on hidden filming in care homes – Download guidance on using hidden camera’s

Click on the link below to download guidance on using hidden camera’s

Download Thinking about using a hidden camera in care homes

The Care Quality Commission has produced a pamphlet that sets out what relatives in England need to consider. It includes advice on gaining permission from the person being cared for and where it can be done. The CQC said opinion was divided about hidden cameras but it was publishing the guidance in recognition of the fact some people were already using them. It also comes after the BBC’s Panorama programme used secret filming to uncover abuse. This includes a programme in 2011 that exposed abuse at Winterbourne View, a care home near Bristol for people with learning disabilities, and last year’s expose of the Old Deanery care home in Essex.

It has taken months of discussion and consultation for this guidance to be produced – the idea was raised in 2013 and agreed last year.

Click on the ling to read more

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31424424

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Birmingham council accused of using ‘eBay-style’ auctions to decide on elderly care

Social services chiefs have been accused of removing the ‘humanity’ from the care home system by using an eBay-style auction to find places for the elderly. Care providers submitting the lowest price package ‘won’ the right to look after those needing help in more than nine out of ten cases. In the past, those requiring residential care would be referred by a social worker and taken to visit homes in their area until a suitable one was found.

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Care home bosses claim nine out of ten residents are handed to the lowest bidder under new online service

Click on link to read more

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/health/council-uses-ebay-style-auctions-decide-8612840?

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A day in the life of England’s bad care homes

You may not want to think about it – but it could be where you, or members of your family, spend your twilight years. Want to know what it could be like?

The Telegraph is tracking how a day in the life of some of England’s bad care homes could compare to your day. Follow it below in real-time, with updates throughout the day.

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8am: Time to get up or eat breakfast? Perhaps not. Relatives at one care home said they often found their loved ones still stuck in bed by late morning. Staff in Summer Lane Nursing Home in Weston Super Mare admitted to inspectors that sometimes they were still helping people get ready for the day at 4.30pm because they were so short-staffed, despite trying their best to reach everyone. The home’s operator Country Court Care said there were some managerial issues with the home at the time of the inspection, which had since been resolved, with new, additional members of staff also recruited and an urgent plan put in place to deal with the issues raised.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11387606/A-day-in-the-life-of-Englands-bad-care-homes.html

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 Want to tell the Telegraph your experiences or support the campaign, email  jennifer.rigby@telegraph.co.uk 

 

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Owners of ‘shocking’ care homes will be prosecuted, health minister pledges

Owners of nursing homes which offer ‘shocking’ standards of care will be prosecuted, a Liberal Democrat health minister has pledged. Norman Lamb said the Government is introducing ‘fundamental standards’ in April next year to ensure there is ‘no hiding place’ for care home which mentally and physically abuse residents. He highlighted Merok Park home in Banstead, Surrey, which was closed earlier this month after inspectors found distressed residents ‘crying out for help’ and branded the place ‘dangerous’. In chaotic scenes, pensioners were carried out in the freezing night to waiting ambulances after they were deemed ‘at significant risk of harm’.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2889043/Owners-shocking-care-homes-prosecuted-health-minister-pledges.html

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Gladys Wright’s son captured her abuse on CCTV. Daniel Baynes was jailed for four months after he was caught abusing the 79-year-old dementia sufferer

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Families given official green light to use CCTV in care homes to check if staff are abusing their elderly relatives

Families worried that their elderly relatives are being abuse by care home staff are to be given official advice on how to secretly install CCTV cameras. Care home watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, will issue guidance in the New Year explaining how to best monitor staff. A spokeswoman told MailOnline the CQC ‘understood that there are circumstances where some people will feel that is the right thing for them’.  The decision to publish official guidance helping concerned families install cameras was signed off by the CQC’s board today.  It is hoped that the vigilance of family members will help to maintain high standards of care for elderly and vulnerable people.  The advice will also be aimed at managers who suspect malpractice among their staff.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2841115/Families-given-official-green-light-use-CCTV-care-homes-check-staff-abusing-elderly-relatives.html

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Older people in care homes – Watch the ITV Wales program

Wales This Week speaks to those at the heart of the care sector in Wales, including those who have felt let down by the standard of care which is offered by homes in their area. Jill Edwards Thomas is one of the people interviewed on the shocking care her father had in a care home. Please watch

Please click on the link to watch

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2014-11-11/catch-up-wales-this-week-age-old-problems/

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Live-in nursing could help older people stay at home

Nurses can provide 24/7 medical and personal care that is cheaper than keeping a person in an NHS bed

When asked about the care they would like to receive in old age, the overwhelming majority of people say care in their own home is their ideal choice. Our recent survey of 2,000 adults found just 3% of people would choose a residential home as their ideal, and yet many end up with this as a default option.

Our Care Choice Gap report   http://www.consultuscare.com/_app_/resources/documents/www.consultuscare.com/care-choice-gap/care-choice-gap-report.pdf   based on the survey, calls on NHS commissioners, local authorities and individuals to think about ways to meet increasing care needs.

The NHS and local authorities are struggling to cope with the demands of an ageing population and the increasing co-morbidities affecting many older people. Traditional packages of care are under increasing strain and appear unable to offer the person-centred, at home support that older people say they want.

Click on the link to read more

http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2014/oct/20/live-in-nurses-older-people-stay-at-home?

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Is this the most shaming hospital care scandal ever? Dementia patients restrained and their broken limbs ignored by swearing staff who claimed an exposé by desperate relatives was a breach of their human rights…

One of Britain’s most shocking hospital scandals in which dementia patients died after cruel abuse by nurses is exposed today. Elderly patients at an NHS hospital were left covered in faeces, injured themselves crawling on urine covered floors and were physically restrained with tables and chairs. Nurses threatened and swore at them, left them naked and taunted them about their past love lives. Hospital chiefs ignored repeated protests by relatives but were forced to act after a recording on a mobile phone camera smuggled into the hospital proved they were telling the truth.

The recording – the explosive contents of which have been obtained by this newspaper following an in-depth investigation – shows that nurses at a patient care meeting:

  • Admitted using furniture to restrain patients
  • Threatened and swore at them
  • Plotted to sabotage relatives’ complaints
  • Talked about their own sexual habits using disgusting language

An independent report into the scandal, including extracts from the recording, has been sent to police, health chiefs and Government Ministers. One senior figure who has seen it said: ‘It is the most shocking document I have ever read.’

Click on the link to read more

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2798576/is-shaming-hospital-care-scandal-dementia-patients-restrained-broken-limbs-ignored-swearing-staff-claimed-expos-desperate-relatives-breach-human-rights.html

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‘Mum test’ guidelines are ‘another piece of spin’

Fresh guidelines brought in to improve standards in elderly care homes are “just another piece of spin” and a “rehash” of the old rules, according to one campaigner.

Eileen Chub, who founded charity Compassion in Care, told Good Morning Britain: “They just ask the same questions in a different way, and the abuse continues – and the abuse will continue with this as well.”

Click on the link to see the video

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-10-09/mum-test-guidelines-are-another-piece-of-spin/?

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