Tag: Service organisation/planning
Over the next 20 years the number of adults aged 85 years and older needing round-the-clock care will almost double to 446,000 in
England , according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health.
The overall numbers of over-65s requiring 24-hour care will rise by more than a third to over a million by 2035. This is according to new estimates that predict an increase in the number of people living into old age with multiple long-term conditions.
The study found that the majority (80%) of older adults living with dementia who need substantial care in 2035 were likely to have two or more other diseases.
Alzheimer’s Society chief executive Jeremy Hughes said the new estimates painted a challenging future, with the number of people needing constant care – the majority of whom would be living with dementia – starkly increasing in the … Read More »
Quality care requires quality records because “if it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen,” say Jackie Pool and Libby Lawrence. They explain their concept of enriched care reporting as an effective method of reflecting the experience of care home residents
Vol 25 No 4 Page 32
Impressive proposals from the Law Commission could spell the end of the widely disliked Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. David Jolley says the new plans will be cheaper and more manageable
Vol 25 No 4 Page 16
Jacqueline Hussey and colleagues describe an innovative NHS and voluntary sector partnership in Berkshire, providing cost-effective and age-appropriate intervention, prevention, improved wellbeing and integration for younger people with dementia and their carers
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 20-22
In the second article of their series on dementia among Traveller communities, Mary Tilki and colleagues look at how service commissioners and providers can reach out effectively
Vol 24 No 5 Page 12
By PAUL WILLIAMS
A new scheme designed to improve communication and working practices between the NHS and care homes has been implemented in the London borough of Sutton.
A care home manager’s forum identified room for improvement in the care home to hospital transfer pathway. One of the stories that came to light concerned hospital staff who had spent a considerable amount of time trying to help a care home resident get out of bed and walk because they hadn’t been told he was a wheelchair user.
Now, when a care home resident needs to go into hospital, a red bag containing their personal details, information on health conditions, medication and a change of clothes is packed for them. The bag also has room for other belongings such as toiletries, glasses, hearing aids and dentures. Mary Hopper, a senior NHS manager in Sutton, … Read More »
In the first of two articles looking at the impact of dementia on Gypsies and Travellers, Mary Tilki and colleagues explore the challenge for services
Vol 24 No 4 Page 12
Dementia affects women disproportionately, but what do we really know about women’s experiences of living or working with the condition? In the second of our four-part series on the Dementia Without Walls programme, Nada Savitch and Emily Abbott look at dementia through women’s eyes
Vol 24 No 2 Page 32
By Mark Ivory
Vol 24 No 2 Page 5
Mealtimes on acute dementia wards often take little account of the personal needs of patients. Mandy Gamble discusses an initiative to make mealtimes more enjoyable
Vol 23, No 5, Pages 28-31