Severe obesity rising and care homes that cater for it ‘hard to find’

The social care needs for people with severe obesity include costly housing adaptations, specialised equipment and care worker provision. Needing to purchase ‘two adjacent rooms’ A director of adult social services said: “We are observing an increase in special purchase beds and the need for specialist equipment for those needing bariatric care at home orContinue reading “Severe obesity rising and care homes that cater for it ‘hard to find’”

Care homes and equipment – RCOT

This guide sets out overarching principles for the assessment, provision and maintenance of equipment for people living in care homes. Current legislation lacks clarity in regards to responsibility for the provision of specialist or ‘out of the ordinary’ equipment in care homes. DOWNLOAD Care homes and equipment – RCOT

First-of-a-kind care home study reduces need for medication

Residents and colleagues from Cameron House Care Home in Bury have been involved in a unique research study with The University of Salford and body positioning equipment specialists, Simple Stuff Works. The study set out to see if night time positioning products could benefit adults with health conditions such as Parkinson’s, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma andContinue reading “First-of-a-kind care home study reduces need for medication”