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2012-06-26 13:54:42

But sex is good for health and wellbeing; formal policies are needed, say specialists Concerns about safety, and ageism, are needlessly denying elderly care home residents what is often one of their few remaining pleasures - the right to consensual sex - say specialists in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Older people, including those with early stage dementia, often continue to enjoy a sexual relationship in their own homes, but once they move into residential care, lawful and consensual...

2010-05-24 08:53:28

Carers working in residential homes need funding and support to upskill to ensure more older people have a home for life instead of being transferred to hospitals and nursing homes, according to a new report. Research from the University of Warwick and the University of West England is calling for social care home workers to be trained in basic clinical nursing skills to meet the changing needs of residents as they get older. The report, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, also...

2010-04-05 09:30:00

Many elderly people in residential care feel insecure during relocation or renovation work "“ but there are ways of handling the situation. Those who manage to create a sense of home where they live are in a better position to cope with the stresses that go with change, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy. Going into residential care means that elderly people have to adapt to an environment that differs in many ways to what they are used to. "A sense of belonging where you...

2009-05-13 22:31:22

Residents of long-term care tend to be happier if they had been involved in the decision to move into residential care, researchers in Ireland found. The study, published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, also found that those not involved in the decision tended to withdraw into themselves, were unhappy and eager to return home. Lead author Adeline Cooney of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Ireland in Galway said the study found four key themes had an impact...

2009-03-10 09:07:00

MIAMI, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Peterson has been named vice president and chief nursing officer for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(R), one of the nation's leading providers of end-of-life care. In her new position, Peterson will have oversight for the interdisciplinary clinical teams delivering patient care at all VITAS programs located throughout the country. Peterson most recently was senior director of operations compliance for VITAS, in which she was responsible for clinical and...

2008-10-02 15:01:04

Make a difference in the lives of seriously ill adults and children by becoming a San Diego Hospice volunteer. Interested community members are invited to apply for the upcoming free Patient Care Volunteer Training on Saturday, October 18 and Saturday, October 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. As a patient care volunteer, you will provide priceless companionship to patients and much-needed relief to caregivers. Information and applications can be found online at www.sdhospice.org or call...

2008-08-19 09:01:12

MIAMI, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(R) announced today a 3-year agreement with Aetna (AET) that will provide Aetna members access to quality hospice services in major metro markets in Florida, Texas and Georgia. "Aetna long has been recognized and praised for its commitment to and advocacy for timely and appropriate end-of-life care, with programs such as Compassionate Care," noted Tim O'Toole, CEO of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. "As a hospice pioneer and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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