The changing landscape of nursing in care homes | Louise Morris - Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Project LeadCare Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP)
Louise Morris is the National Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Project Lead for Four Seasons Health Care. In her blog, Louise reflects on her nursing journey and the changing landscape of nursing in care homes
Age UK Report: Identifying, understanding and supporting loneliness in elderly care | How health care professionals can make a differenceHealth Care Best Practice
In the blog we take a look at the research conducted by Age UK during their inspiring “No one should have no one” campaign, and what we can learn as professionals working in elderly health care.
Government to collaborate with social care leaders before publishing Green Paper on social careNursing News
The long-awaited renovation of adult social care has been postponed despite mounting pressure. The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green, has pronounced the Government will work with care leaders to shape its Green Paper on social care and support for older people, before publishing proposals in Summer 2018
Cases of Parkinson's disease to double in 25 years according to the journal JAMA NeurologyNursing News
Innovative research suggests that the number of people with Parkinson's disease will imminently increase to pandemic proportions, with cases of the disease more than doubling in just 25 years. There are currently an estimated 6.9 million people, worldwide, living with Parkinson's disease. By 2040, this number is predicted to surge to 14.2 million.
Are you attending a Nursing careers fair in 2018? | Here are our top 10 tips to get the most out of your day…Nurse
Whether you are a new graduate looking for your first job in health care, or an experienced nurse looking for a change, careers fairs are a great way to meet employers face to face. Here are our top 10 tips to get the most out of attending a careers fair for Nursing:
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) announces a sharp increase in the number of overseas Nurse applicants following language test changesNursing News
Recent policy changes are suspected to have contributed to a large increase in the number of overseas applicants to the Nursing and Midwifery Council since November.
Using Urinalysis to diagnose Urinary Tract Infection in Care HomesHealth Care Best Practice
This blog highlights the literature around the effective use of urinalysis dipstick testing to diagnosis urinary tract infection and highlights when urinalysis should be used as well as best practice for obtaining an accurate result.
My Journey with Dementia | Shauna Rooney Dementia Care Framework Project FacilitatorNurse
On my first week I was told I would be caring for residents living with Dementia. I was honestly quite anxious and I thought that this might potentially not be the right setting for me after all; I began to doubt myself.
EU Nursing | Radu's journey from Romania to the UKEU & International Nursing
Recently we met with Radu, a Nurse at Regents View Care Home. Radu is originally from Romania, he recently moved to the UK to work in elderly care. In this video, Radu discusses the relocation process, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the support he received from Four Seasons Health Care.
Working in nursing and residential care | When it comes to relationships there are no conditionsCare Home Life
We here at Four Seasons Health Care travelled across the UK to speak with our Nurses, CHAPs, Carers, Home Managers and Support staff to find out why they do what they do, and what they love about what they do. The consistent answer was for our residents and the relationships they form with them…
Caring for people with dementia | Working in dementia care - How to use the correct language to alleviate distressHealth Care Best Practice
In Volume 1, Issue 2 of the Care Home Nursing Journal Kate Swaffer Chair, CEO & Co-founder, Dementia Alliance International highlights the importance of adaptive language when working in dementia care. In this blog we explore some of Kate’s key points and how we implement them here at Four Seasons Health Care when caring for people with dementia.