Lonliness is still a dominant problem amongst the elderly, with London containing the loneliest over 65s. A study conducted by Stannah and YouGov revealed the extent of this sentiment with more than half of respondents in London, Wales and North England experiencing feelings of loneliness. Astonishingly, 75% of Londoner’s experienced loneliness despite living just near … Continue Reading
At the start of August boxing promoter Frank Maloney revealed her new identity to the world – Kellie Maloney. The front page story on many British tabloid newspapers, Maloney said that her life had been a lie for many years and that she was a woman trapped in a man’s body, but feared that the … Continue Reading
Having a disability can be a huge setback in the way of leading a life with the same opportunities as others. There are still some areas which are not as advanced as you would think for wheelchair users in a modern day world. Although this may be true, other companies are showing innovation in new … Continue Reading
It is important to keep someone calm if you think they are having an asthma attack. Firstly you should try to find there inhaler if they have one.Help them into a comfortable breathing position and encourage slow breaths. Call for emergency help if needed.
Society’s definition of a disability has changed considerably in past decade. No longer is it a term used only to describe people who utilise wheelchairs and Allied Mobility vehicles, disability now encompasses a much broader spectrum of conditions. From learning difficulties and depression, all the way through to blindness and hearing impaired. A recent case … Continue Reading
A recent report showed that some care home managers are spending too much time on paperwork rather on focusing on residents’ quality of care. What can be done to ensure care homes are properly regulated without being overly-burdened with bureaucracy? Paperwork v People The purpose of the Care Quality Commission is to ensure care … Continue Reading
Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the joints. It is the most common type of arthritis in the UK, and around 1 million people see their GP about it every year.
The NHS in England and Wales performs over 140,000 hip and knee replacement operations every year.
This week is the Alzheimer’s Society’s annual Dementia Awareness Week to improve diagnosis rates of the disease in the UK. More than half of the 800,000 people with dementia never receive an official diagnosis, which denies them access to a wide range of support, information and potential treatment options to improve their quality of life. … Continue Reading
Everyone wants to have an attractive smile. However, maintaining good oral health gets harder as people age. Time takes its toll on teeth and gums, and this can cause a range of problems If you’re determined to keep your mouth in tiptop shape as the years go by, it’s important to follow a rigorous oral … Continue Reading
Hallmark Care Homes picked up the award for ‘Best Dementia Community Within A Large Care Home Setting’ at the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Award this April. This is the fourth year running the company has been honoured with an award, cementing its position as a producer of leading care homes throughout the UK. The award … Continue Reading