Around £20,000 has been pumped into a Church Gresley care home after it received a poor report - and now it is reaping the rewards. Lorraine's Residential Care Home, in School Street, was handed a "requires improvement" rating following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in May 2017. The home had a number of uneven floors and steps, which have now been fixed, along with further improvements to the corridors, windows and bathrooms at the facility, that currently has 14 residents on its books. Inspectors re-visited the home in June 2018 and handed it an improved "good" ranking. It has been a gradual process for the home, which was judged as "requires improvement" in September 2016 in a re-inspection that came from being told it was "inadequate" at the previous inspection. Maryanne Burns, the current manager has worked her way up at the home across the past 15 years from a carer to her current position. She said staff are not ready to sit on their laurels just yet and … [Read more...] about Care home handed ‘good’ rating after £20,000 improvements
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WOMEN will soon be allowed to take an abortion pill at home for the first time. The landmark move was welcomed by campaigners who said that visiting a clinic can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety. Currently, women who want to terminate a pregnancy have to take two tablets at a medical centre— 24 to 48 hours apart — before ten weeks’ gestation. Now the second pill can be taken in the familiar surroundings of home. The Government said it would legalise home-use by the end of the year. Similar legislation has been put in place in Scotland and Wales. MIND OVER MATTER What are the symptoms of anxiety, how can it be treated and who else suffers? From Zayn Malik to Will Young warning signs Seemingly normal aches and pains in your legs could be a sign of serious DVT NOT JUST SPOTS! Six common types of bumps on your skin - and the ones that could be deadly Seven year stick? Doctor reveals what REALLY happens to your body when you accidentally swallow chewing gum 'WE … [Read more...] about Women will soon be allowed to take an abortion pill at home for the first time
Maggots were found crawling in an elderly man's wound at a rest home, an investigation has confirmed. The horror case has prompted renewed calls for Government action, with concerns current oversight isn't picking up problems and leaving the vulnerable in appalling conditions. Counties-Manukau District Health Board in March launched an investigation into Palms Lifecare in Pukekohe. A family had complained, saying their terminally-ill relative was often left covered in flies and had maggots crawling in open wounds. Results of the investigation released to the Herald show five areas of concern about the now-deceased resident's care were substantiated. This included shortcomings in providing pain relief, "presence of maggots in wound", anecdotal evidence of faecal soiling in the man's room, and issues with managing falls. "The recent incident involving a resident at Palms Lifecare in Pukekohe was serious and we extend our thoughts to the family," a DHB spokeswoman said. The health board … [Read more...] about Rest home investigation finds bloodied sheets, maggots
PENSIONERS must use equity in their homes to fund social care, says the head of the NHS. Simon Stevens said up to 18,000 hospital beds are blocked by patients at any time due to council cuts. The NHS England chief exec reopened the “dementia tax” row by arguing older people must contribute if there is to be a solution to the social care crisis. And he said it would be unfair to raise taxes while OAPs sit on homes worth £1.5trillion. Mr Stevens said he supported deferred payments where care bills were recovered from the value of a person’s home on death. PM Theresa May did a U-turn over similar reforms during the 2017 General Election campaign when it was first branded the dementia tax. MOST READ IN HEALTHMIND OVER MATTER What are the symptoms of anxiety, how can it be treated and who else suffers? From Zayn Malik to Will Young CLINGING TO HOPE What IS the treatment Charlie Gard's parents are fighting for? This is how new drugs 'could help Charlie' Home remedies … [Read more...] about NHS chief says OAPs must use homes to pay for social care
On a crisp, sunny morning a couple of official vehicles, including a police car, pull into a quiet cul-de-sac in a seaside town. Officers get out and knock on the door of one of the houses, then proceed to search it: every cupboard is opened, every box. Old furniture is pulled out of the garage. The officers, who are from both London and the local council, and are funded by National Trading Standards, scour the property, hunting for illegal skin-lightening products imported from Asia and Africa. Jars are bagged and tagged while the inhabitants of the house are interviewed. These products will be sent to a lab and tested. If they meet legal requirements, they will be returned. If they don’t, they will be destroyed, and a formal criminal prosecution will begin. Not all products that purport to lighten the skin are illegal, but many creams from outside the EU contain chemicals banned under safety regulations. These include mercury and hydroquinone – which with prolonged … [Read more...] about Skin-lightening creams are dangerous – yet business is booming. Can the trade be stopped?