Imagine losing it all – driving, finances, choice of residence, even the decision of what clothing you’re going to wear. That’s the reality for many elders in the late stages of dementia – but things don’t have to be so negative. In fact, many patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s can see real benefit from a […]
News and stories about safety at home
Read the latest news, views and stories about staying safe at home.
I have recently been involved in two events relating to hydration for the elderly. The first one was the launch of the Nutrition and Hydration strategy for Dorset council. I was invited to speak on the link between nutrition, hydration and dignity. The second event was the network meeting of the European Hydration Institute. This […]
Falls Awareness Week 2013 – Monday 17 – Friday 21 June 2013 Helping Hands supports Age UK’s Falls Awareness Week 2013 and its aim is get people to put their ‘best foot forward’ by keeping their feet healthy to prevent falls in later life. Our Registered Nurse and Carer teams support our customers by highlighting […]
Malnutrition task Force is an independent group of experts across Health, Social Care and Local government united to address the problem of avoidable and preventable malnutrition (and dehydration) in older people. Malnutrition and dehydration are a significant cause of many hospital admissions for elderly. Malnutrition is a major cause and consequence of poor health, and […]
by Dr Rekha Elaswarapu, Helping Hands Advisor A fear of falling is rendering many elderly people prisoners in their own homes, a survey of 500 people aged 75 and above undertaken by the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service charity has suggested. More than one in five interviewed lived in fear of falling. According to the report […]
by Dr Rekha Elaswarapu, advisor to Helping Hands Two nursing home owners have been ordered to pay a total of £140,000 after a 78-year-old pensioner died following a fall from a hoist. It is reported that the elderly lady fell while being moved from her bed to a chair at a Nursing Home, in Leicester. […]