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7 Ways to Avoid Catching the Flu


Influenza (also known as flu) is a very common infectious disease which spreads easily and can have serious consequences for some people. Most flu infection occurs during the winter months. Care home residents are extremely vulnerable to flu because: • ...

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Dementia Care Training and the Law


For those of us who work alongside people with cognitive difficulties – including those with dementia – a working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and the confidence to use this knowledge, is essential and empowering. The Mental Capacity ...

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Taking Care Of The Care Home System


The care home system is facing one of its biggest crises to date, with growing costs triggered by regulatory changes and employee pay legislation, increased insolvencies leading to less choice for consumers, and recruitment and retention challenges. Despite soaring demand ...

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CCTV In Care Homes


In May this year, former Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, called for a legal requirement for every care home in Britain to be fitted with surveillance cameras to protect residents. He suggested that: “Requiring the public parts of care homes to ...

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