CORE PRINCIPLES FOR A HUMAN RIGHT TO SOCIAL CARE

A SOCIAL MODEL OF SOCIAL CARE The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated a significant health care response centred around the preservation of life through robust infection prevention and control (IPC). One of the challenges in this has been to ensure that the distinctive elements of social care have not been lost amidst this focus. I haveContinue reading “CORE PRINCIPLES FOR A HUMAN RIGHT TO SOCIAL CARE”

Infection prevention and control training for care homes The Infection Prevention Society has produced a training resource on infection prevention and control in care homes during the coronavirus pandemic Introduction Care home residents are by definition a vulnerable group at risk of serious illness or death if they develop Covid-19, while there is also aContinue reading

Infection outbreaks in care homes: prevention and management

Conclusion People in care homes share the same food, air and living spaces, so they also share infectious agents, and outbreaks happen easily. Care home residents are more vulnerable to infectious agents and at increased risk of developing serious infections, with potentially life-threatening consequences, so it is imperative (and part of the duty of care)Continue reading “Infection outbreaks in care homes: prevention and management”

Infection outbreaks in care homes: prevention and management Care home residents share air, space, food and equipment, so they also share organisms that can easily cause infection outbreaks, such as viruses and bacteria. They are also more prone and vulnerable to infections, which can lead to death. Care home staff therefore need to be adequatelyContinue reading

Reducing Older People’s Need for Care: Exploring risk factors for loss of independence – Executive Summary – Institute of Public Care – Oxford Brookes University

The report proposes, and explores in detail, three risk factor ‘domains’: Social and Psychosocial Domain Long term or Personal Conditions Domain Life Events Domain Risk factors are then further grouped as follows: Modifiable risk factors such as depression or loneliness, where specific support or services can be offered to minimise their impact. Non-modifiable risk factorsContinue reading “Reducing Older People’s Need for Care: Exploring risk factors for loss of independence – Executive Summary – Institute of Public Care – Oxford Brookes University”