When older people experience a decline in their physical abilities due to illness or an event such as a fall, it can be tricky to help them to maintain their independence and remain in their own home. Their friends may be in a similar predicament
In 2006, four nurses in the Netherlands set up their own social enterprise organisation, Buurtzorg, to look after older people in their homes in a truly patient-centered and holistic way. 10 years on, Buurtzorg employs more than 10,000 nurses and has established a reputation for
As an experienced community nurse and carer, I was glad the newspapers have recently highlighted the increase in admissions of older people to hospital due to malnutrition.
My own 91 year old mother had a fall earlier this year. No cause was found for this
This week is self-care week. The theme is "understanding self-care for life". But the question we want to know the answer to is "if I care for myself, then what difference can it make and why is it important?"
There are lots of elements to self-care
The days are getting shorter now and it is already darker in the mornings. I've got my winter woollies out and there is definitely a nip in the air first thing. Still - the sun is quite bright and getting out in the day time