The Carer is a respected nursing and residential care home information resource, assembled by our team of experienced journalists and researchers. The Carer is published quarterly and distributed via direct mail throughout all of England and Wales. In addition to our press edition, we also feature a comprehensive online industry/ provider directory and current news stories here on TheCarerUK.com as a resource for our core readership of care home proprietors, managers and directors.
- Almost 200,000 over-75s have gone home after hospital without enough support Thousands of readmissions could be prevented with more support at discharge Volunteer support for older people could save NHS in England £40.4million per year Older people returning home from hospital without enough support are MORE THAN twice ...
- The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has welcomed the announcement of a review to consider patient access to new medicines and other technologies. The Innovative Medicines and MedTech Review will consider how to speed up patient access to cost-effective and innovative medicines, devices ...
- A long-term study in Scotland suggests that people with more complex jobs have fewer difficulties with memory and thinking in later life. The study is published in Neurology on 19 November. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh looked at the careers of 1,066 people who are ...
More Than Half Of The Regions In The UK Will Spend The Equivalent Of The Value Of Their Home Before They Reach The Care CapWhile the introduction of the care cap (£72,000) has been widely anticipated, Partnership warns that many consumers may need to spend the equivalent of the value of their home before they reach it. The typical English homeowner would need to spend £177,500 on social care ...
- A Wincanton care home has raised moneyfor charity after taking inspiration from Disney, as it hosted a fun-filled Disney themed day. Members of staff and residents at Elliscombe House Nursing Home, along with their relatives, dressed up as their favourite Disney characters for the day, with ...
- A review of existing evidence suggests that computer ‘brain training’ programmes may have some small benefits for older people, but that more evidence is required to know how long these benefits might last. The study, which pulls together data from 51 separate trials, is published ...
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SK Handling Ltd
Director, Steve Kirkpatrick believes there are three groups of people that can benefit from the products he is promoting. They are the people being cared for, their carers and those paying for the care and that it is vital to consider the needs of all three groups.
SK Handling is currently focusing on in-bed positioning systems, small positioning aids and sit to stand aids, many of which can be used as part of a managed care reduction package.
Steve told us “in-situ slide sheet systems are becoming increasingly popular as they make it easier for the carer(s) to turn or reposition someone. There is also evidence to show that these systems are very helpful in the prevention or treatment of pressure sores. Naturally this is of benefit to the person being cared for, but also makes life easier for the carers and offers a cost saving as well.”