Tag Archives: Caring for the Elderly at Home

Company to set precedent for in-home care service in the north west

A NEW independent in-home care service has launched in Stockport, promising to raise the standards of domiciliary care for adults, the elderly and carers in the North West.
Founded by local businesswoman Karen Perry, alice chilton will offer in-home support including respite and dementia care to both private and local authority funded clients. Initially covering Stockport with plans to branch out to Wilmslow and east Cheshire in September, alice chilton will provide a flexible service offering companionship, home help and personal care to those who wish to live independently in their own home.

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Iranian nursing students’s perspectives regarding caring for elderly patients.

Nurs Health Sci. 2011 Mar 15;
Rejeh N, Heravi-Karimooi M, Vaismoradi M

The purpose of this study was to explore Iranian nursing students’ perspectives regarding caring for elderly patients. A qualitative design, based on the content analysis approach, was used to collect and analyze the perspectives of 25 senior nursing students who were providing care for elderly patients in the medical and surgical wards of two teaching hospitals in Tehran, Iran. After using purposeful sampling to select the participants, semistructured interviews were held in order to collect the data. During the data analysis, two main themes and six subthemes emerged. The first theme was “the barriers to caring for elderly patients”, with the subthemes of “policies and rules of the organization”, “a lack of educational preparation”, and “an inappropriate physical environment”, and the second theme was “the facilitators to caring for elderly patients”, with the subthemes of “religion and cultural norms”, “role modeling”, and “previous exposure to elderly patients”. This study informs international audiences of the factors that influence the quality of care of elderly patients so that strategies can be devised in order to prepare nursing students to meet the physical and psychological needs of elderly patients.

PACE Helps Elderly Remain at Home Instead of Moving to a Nursing Home – ElderLawAnswers.com

The little-known Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) provides care and services to some nursing home-eligible seniors to enable them to remain in their home far longer than they might otherwise be able to do. To be eligible for PACE …

Letters: Caring for the elderly

Thanks to Johann Hari (14 January) and to The Independent for headlining a shocking subject which merits much more front-page attention and constructive outrage than it usually gets. Every so often a burst of indignation pops up in the media but the indignation soon fizzles out.

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