Thursday morning. Not another blog about advance care planning!

Originally posted on Dr Rod's Blog (almondemotion):
I have been writing about advance care plans for a while. Not necessarily ‘before they were fashionable’ – trend setting has never been my thing, yet, suffice it to say, for a while. (See here from 2017). We held another of our Covid Conversations on Thursday. Essentially,…

University led care home study cuts falls by 43%

There has been a significant focus on UK care homes following COVID-19. Care homes have had to quickly adapt their working practices, to keep their residents and staff safe. Approximately 400,000 older people are currently living in UK care homes. Care home residents remain one of the most vulnerable populations in our society with complexContinue reading “University led care home study cuts falls by 43%”

New resource to enhance management of Care Home Residents in Acute and Emergency Care Settings

British Geriatrics Society, Dr Jenni Burton is a clinical lecturer and specialist registrar in geriatric medicine in Glasgow. Due to high levels of complex co-morbidity, frailty and dementia, care home residents can be difficult to assess, particularly when they are acutely unwell and in unfamiliar surroundings. The noisy, busy environments in acute receiving units andContinue reading “New resource to enhance management of Care Home Residents in Acute and Emergency Care Settings”