What to do after receiving Parkinson’s Diagnosis?

The diagnosis If you or your loved one has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you may have unusually felt an unexpected feeling of relief While relief is the last thing one would think a Parkinson’s diagnosis would garner, the relief can be attributed to the long and arduous process of actually reaching a correct … Read more

When should palliative care be offered?

End-of-life (palliative) care should be offered to your loved ones when there is a life-limiting condition or chronic illness and they require intense treatment to both ease the pain and manage the condition. This form of care can begin at any point of your or your loved one’s diagnosis and will occasionally result in end-of-life … Read more

Home Care Hits Headlines

Watchdog Calls for Longer Home care Visits NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have spoken out about how 30 minute home care visits ‘were not acceptable’ unless it was part of a bigger package in which the person was receiving extra care. According to recent information that has come to light, 8 councils … Read more

5 Tips For Older Adults To Stay Healthy This Winter

Helping Seniors Stay Healthy This Winter With colder weather than usual in store for much of the county this winter, it is important for seniors to take extra precautions to stay safe and healthy. The older we get the more susceptible we are to bacterial and viral infections. We also lose heat and dehydrate faster. … Read more

Care Act 2014 becomes law

The Care Act 2014, described as the biggest overhaul of adult social care law and practice in more than 60 years, has been approved in Parliament and received Royal Assent on 14 May. Care minister Norman Lamb said that the Act delivers key elements of the Government’s response to the Francis Inquiry into the failings … Read more